Activities involved
Peer Support
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups

Hand in Hand Peer Support Volunteers (Virtual) - Age 30 +

Ongoing
The Looking Glass Foundation is always ready to welcome passionate, dedicated people who are willing to share their amazing gifts with our community. Community engagement and a refusal to stay silent are our greatest assets when it comes to defeating eating disorders, and we sincerely thank you for your willingness to help. 

We are currently looking for peer support volunteers who are 30 years or older to provide virtual peer support in our Hand in Hand program. 

> All of our volunteer opportunities, and training, is currently virtual. 
> In order to be a peer support volunteer with Looking Glass, you must currently reside in Canada.

Program Description: 

Virtual, confidential peer support service for individuals ages 16+, of any gender, who want to recover from an eating disorder. Trained Looking Glass Volunteers are paired with a participant whose background and interests suggest they will be a good match. 

Volunteer Role: 

As a Hand-in-Hand volunteer you will provide peer support to an individual who is wanting to recovery from an eating disorder. You will support the participant wherever they are in their unique recovery journey, encourage them to remain recovery focused, and provide consistent, positive support. 

Volunteer Commitment: 

As a volunteer we as that you commit to the program for a minimum of 6 months. We ask that you meet with your participant for 60-90 minutes each week through video conferencing on our secure platform. 

FAQ

How long is my volunteer commitment? 
We ask that all volunteers commit to their role for at least 6 months. 

I have never had an eating disorder, can I still be a volunteer? 
Definitely! Anyone can be compassionate, empathetic, and provide peer support. As well, the trainings are designed to make sure every volunteer is equipped with the knowledge they need about eating disorders. 

I am new to recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating, can I volunteer? 
Yes, but not in a peer-support role. We ask that our volunteers have been recovered for at least 2 years before they volunteer in a peer support role. We care about you and don’t want to put you in a place where you might be triggered, although this might never happen to you, it is impossible to predict. Anyone is welcome to blog and volunteer at the Gala and, if you are interested in volunteering in a peer-support role, we encourage you to reach out once you have been recovered for two years, we will always be here. 

To apply please visit: https://www.lookingglassbc.com/volunteer/
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
We value our LGF volunteer community. We provide the following training, resources and other community engagement opportunities:

> Comprehensive eating disorder & peer support training 
> Digital quarterly bulletin with resources
> Regular follow-up trainings
> Timely responses to your questions, concerns, etc. that arise with your matches
> References and volunteer verification requests after 6 months
> Understanding if you need to take a step back from volunteering
Activities involved
Peer Support
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups