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SharED Peer Befriender Volunteer

Online Peer Support Volunteer

As an Online Peer Support Volunteer, you will provide email support on a one to one basis to young people with an eating disorder, aged between 12-25 years old. You will be trained in how to offer support and guidance, as well as how to manage boundaries. All contact will be moderated by Beat staff as everyone’s safety is our priority.


Applications and information

To apply, you must:

The service will require you to commit to 1-2 hours per week, comprising of sending 1-3 emails within this time frame. The maximum length of time someone can receive this support is six months however we would ask you to commit to 12 months of volunteering supporting multiple people over this duration

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As a volunteer for SharED, I am incredibly proud of being able to support someone and help them see that recovery is possible; to give them hope.

Beat SharED Peer Befriender Volunteer

I found it very beneficial for motivation and navigating my way through recovery.

Someone supported by a Beat SharED Peer Befriender Volunteer