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This page provides information on Eating Disorder Victoria’s volunteer programs.

Volunteering opportunities at EDV

EDV offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers who wish to share their skills with the community.

Details of volunteer positions are available on this page, however please note that we only accept applications when we are actively recruiting for roles. To check if we’re recruiting volunteers, please visit this page on EthicalJobs.

If you have any questions about volunteering in the meantime, please contact us through [email protected].

Why volunteer at EDV?

Volunteering offers great personal and social benefits for individuals and is vital for Eating Disorder Victoria to continue to offer services and support to people with an eating disorder and their families.

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) seeks volunteers who are dedicated to working towards a future where individuals and communities thrive through empowered and safe relationships to food, eating, body and movement. 

We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteer workforce and appreciate the breadth of knowledge and skills that our volunteers bring, helping us to continuously improve our support services.

EDV Hub volunteers

EDV Hub volunteers provide information, support and referral services to people experiencing an eating disorder and their families, responding to a variety of telephone and web-based enquiries.

The Hub is a phone and web based support service, with volunteers welcome to operate from home or at the EDV office in Abbotsford. It operates from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. A commitment of a weekly four-hour shift for a minimum period of 12 months is required (shift times are 9:30am to 1pm or 1pm to 4.30pm).

Volunteers participate in an in-house training course, followed by observations and supervised calls. A three-month probationary period applies. Ongoing training, support and debriefing are provided. If you have had a personal experience with an eating disorder, you must be recovered in order to volunteer.

Please read a copy of the position description: EDV Volunteer (Hub) position description  

Stories of Recovery Ambassadors

“When I first started this journey to be an Ambassador, never would I have imagined how much I would also get out of doing this. It’s such a rewarding experience and so not possible without all the work (EDV) put in, educating Ambassadors, creating opportunities and creating a safe space for us.” – Ming, EDV Ambassador

If you have recovered from an eating disorder or have cared for someone who has recovered and are willing to share your story, our Stories of Recovery program could be for you. The aim of this program is to educate and raise awareness of eating disorders and to offer hope and inspiration that recovery is possible for everyone. Ambassadors participate in an in-house training course and are provided with ongoing support and debriefing.

We welcome and encourage Victorians to apply who have recovered from any eating disorder diagnoses.


  • If you have had a personal experience with an eating disorder, you must be recovered for a minimum two years
  • You can ideally commit to one event per month

Please read a copy of the position description: EDV Volunteer (SOR Ambassador) position description

Other volunteer opportunities

If you have another skill set that may be used for various organisational activities and initiatives, please get in touch with us as [email protected].

Volunteer application process

EDV generally recruits volunteers once or twice a year or on an as-need basis, so opportunities for volunteering can be limited and are subject to availability.

All volunteers go through a comprehensive internal training program followed by an observation period, supervised period and three month probationary period. Ongoing training and support is provided.

Please note due to the high demand of applications, we are unable to interview everyone interested in volunteering. Volunteers are shortlisted and applicants are offered an interview. Reference checks, working with children checks, police checks and wellness criteria also apply.

Volunteer application process:

  • Submit the volunteer application form via the EthicaJobs ad, along with a copy of your resume and two references
  • Applications are shortlisted. Suitable applicants are offered an interview; unsuitable applicants are advised via email
  • Those successful at interview stage are invited to attend training. Those that are unsuitable will be notified
  • Participate in an observation period
  • Post observation meeting to determine suitability for ongoing volunteering
  • Volunteer role offered
  • Three month probationary period
  • Ongoing duties

Student placements

Unfortunately EDV is currently unable to support students required to complete formal placements as part of their degree. Any future opportunities will always be advertised on our social media and in our eNewsletter.

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