Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition or supporting us, please contact us at wwedcoalition@gmail.com. Current volunteer positions available are listed below:

Social media outreach

Description: Contribute content (i.e., images, posts) to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. This role will require some knowledge of what types of posts work best on different social media platforms, an understanding of Health at Every Size (HAES), as well as a bit of creativity! Volunteers can upload proposed posts for designated themes (e.g., Motivational Mondays, Thoughtful Thursdays) or recent news stories of interest to a shared Dropbox account. Posts will be screened and posted to social media platforms by a coalition member.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

 

Blog contributor

Description: Write and/or edit posts for our blog (http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.ca/blog/). This role requires interest in eating disorder-related topics, an understanding of Health at Every Size (HAES), and a passion for sharing a story with our readers. Blog content can include commentaries on topics related to eating disorders, mental health, and nutrition; stories of personal experience; or summaries of recent news stories or research findings. Blog posts will be screened, posted to our website, and shared on social media by a coalition member.

Time commitment: 3-4 hours per month

 

Events support

Description: Assist in the planning and co-ordination of coalition events, including Faces of Recovery and International No Diet Day. Volunteers in this role will be contacted when we need assistance with our various events throughout the year, and may be involved in event promotion, set-up/takedown, and contacting potential partners and/or sponsors.

Time commitment: Dependent on upcoming events

 

Coalition member

Description: Participate in coalition meetings and the planning and co-ordination of coalition initiatives (i.e., strategic planning). This role requires involvement in the on-goings of the coalition, and can be combined with other positions. Volunteers may be asked to represent the coalition within their own work, education, and/or volunteer organizations (e.g., promotion of events on your school campus).

Time commitment: Attend a minimum of two meetings per year and assist with coalition events