Be an MGEDT Champion

Would you like to help us  campaign and raise awareness of men with eating disorders?

As a MGEDT Champion, you can be involved in a range of activities including fundraising, sharing information about our campaigns, working with the media to share your experiences, participating in research and surveys, being involved in our user-led steering group, becoming a peer supporter online and in our meet up groups and much more! We’ll also invite you to take part in our consultations to help shape our projects and services.

You can do as much or as little as you want to and we value all contributions to help improve the lives of men with eating disorders.

Champions can volunteer to be involved in numerous projects and services at MGEDT. The main opportunities available are detailed, as follows:

Public Educator

Are you energetic, motivated and passionate about eating disorders? Are you looking for a flexible and fun way to volunteer? If so, then helping out  MGEDT’s public education work might be for you. We need help at training events and conferences all over the country, so if you have some time to spare, this could be the role for you.

This year we are going to have stands at more events than ever before, so we need your help. In—particular we are looking for volunteers to help with community engagement and outreach events in the London, Brighton and West Sussex.

As a Public Educator you will be working with MGEDT staff and talking to members of the public about eating disorders. The events range from freshers’ fairs to health events and community festivals. You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge about eating disorders as we will give you the training, information and support you need. We will also pay travel and meal expenses for each event you attend.

Peer Supporter

Are you a man with experience of eating disorders and in recovery? Do you enjoy speaking with people in groups and/or online? If so, then assisting MGEDT peer support groups and online peer support might be for you. We need help at to host live chat sessions and responding to message on the discussions board on our website.

Over time, we are seeking to set up peer support groups led and run by Peer Supporters. In particular we are looking for Peer Supporters to assist with our groups in London, Brighton and West Sussex.

As a Peer Supporter you will be having direct contact with men with eating disorders. The aim of the groups is to provide peer support by sharing experiences and coping strategies. You will need to have previous experience of eating disorders, but we will provide the training, information and support you need for the role. We will also pay for any travel expenses for the sessions you attend.

 Media Contacts & Research Participants

Are you a man with experience of eating disorders and in recovery? Do you want to share your experience with others to help increase awareness and understanding of the issues? If so, then becoming a media contact or a research participant might be for you.

We are also keen to invite carers, parents, siblings and partners of men with experience of eating disorders to join our contacts list.

As a media contact or a research participant we will contact you with opportunities that come up. These may include telling your story in newspaper and magazines, giving radio and TV interviews, and completing surveys or speaking with academics or students for research projects. We will provide regular updates about opportunities and will support you as required.

 Fundraiser

Do you want to help improve the lives of men with eating disorders? If so, then becoming a fundraiser for MGEDT is the role for you!

Whether you are keen to keen to take part in arranged fundraising events or to arrange your own, we appreciate your efforts however much you raise! Fundraising volunteers can help by running in races, holding fundraisers at their school or workplace or by holding a fundraising event in communities. For examples and idea about what you could do for MGEDT please click here.

As a fundraiser for MGEDT we will promote your efforts on our website, social networks and newsletters.

This is not a full list of volunteering opportunities at MGEDT. For updates for new and developing opportunities sign up to become a Champion TODAY!

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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