Volunteering

Volunteering Opportunities with Bodywhys

People volunteer with Bodywhys in a number of ways.

Through our Media Panel, if you have had previous personal experience of an eating disorder.

Through our Support Services, where you can provide a listening ear to people affected by eating disorders, including family members and friends.

Through our Youth Panel (13-25), who work with our Youth Development Officer.

Support Services Volunteers

As part of the range of support services, Bodywhys offers a LoCall national helpline; local support groups; an email support service and weekly online support groups, BodywhysConnect (19+) and YouthConnect (13-18).

All Bodywhys support services are delivered by trained volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with Bodywhys, please download and complete an application form.

  • Training takes place annually. Volunteers receive comprehensive training which focuses on listening skills and understanding eating disorders.
  • Applicants must be over 20 years of age to apply.
  • Please note that Bodywhys does not offer counselling to those who contact our services, and volunteering with support services does not account for counselling credits.

Note, due to a fault outside of a control, there is technical problem with outgoing messages to Hotmail and Outlook addresses. Please use an alternative email address for your application.