Volunteering Opportunities

More people than ever before have accessed support through Beat’s Services. We have seen a 95%* increase in people accessing support and the team have been able to meet the demand with thanks to our volunteer team. Help us to support even more of those that need help through this difficult time.

There are lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at Beat, from digital volunteers on the frontline all the way through to office volunteers supporting our team behind the scenes. By sharing your valuable time, skills and experiences with us, you can become part of a committed team, working together to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

We know that your time is valuable, so as a Beat volunteer you will get:

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and gain valuable experience.
  • A chance to be part of a community of nationwide volunteers helping Beat to reach their goal of ending the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
  • Appropriate supervision and support from a designated Beat staff member

There are many ways in which you can support the vital work of Beat. Some roles require people with lived experience of an eating disorder (whether having been ill themselves or having cared for a loved one) but this is not necessary for all roles. The majority of our volunteer roles can currently be completely remotely.


People with lived experience of eating disorders who raise awareness of eating disorders in their local community. Find out more.

Digital Helpline Volunteers

Home based helpline support and advice to those who need it the most through our 1-1 webchat, telephone and email services.

SharED Online Peer Support for Young People

Offering peer support via regular emails.

Echo Coaches

Peer to peer telephone support for carers supporting a loved one through recovery.

Media Volunteers

People who share their personal stories with media outlets such as radio stations, television and newspaper.

Information Review Volunteers

People with lived experience who provide feedback on draft health and social care information to ensure that what we publish is clear, informative, and appropriate for its audience.

Co-producing research 

Helping researchers to design and monitor their studies, and to publicise their findings.

Campaigning Volunteers

Helping researchers to design and monitor their studies, and to publicise their findings.

Policy Volunteers

Helping shape Beat’s response to NHS or Government policy consultations, and/or joining expert reference groups.

Office Volunteers

Opportunities to support with admin and/or systems. Office-based volunteering is not possible until restrictions change, but please get in touch if you have specific office skills you could offer remotely.

We recruit volunteers at different times of the year as vacancies arise and as demand for our services changes. Find out more about current vacancies below.  For other ways to support us please register your interest and we will keep you updated about how you can get involved.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer nutritionist or counselling placements at the current time.


*95% increase in people accessing support during December 2020 compared with February 2020.

If you have any questions about who may act as a Referee for you, please contact the Volunteering Co-ordinator on: volunteer@beateatingdisorders.org.uk.

Current Opportunities

Echo Coach Volunteer

Provide telephone support to carers supporting someone through recovery.