Our free, eating disorder helpline is operated by volunteers who are trained to connect callers with resources and provide general support. ANAD Helpline volunteers are recovered individuals with lived experience of an eating disorder, and/or those who are passionate about eating disorder recovery. As a volunteer, you will receive comprehensive training that will empower you, expand your knowledge of eating disorders and body image concerns, and provide an incredible learning opportunity.
Helpline volunteers are often the first step in helping people begin their recovery, or providing information to loved ones. Volunteers connect with callers in a compassionate and caring manner, provide basic information, treatment options, additional resources, and support. The ANAD helpline is NOT a crisis line. It exists to provide resources and support to those with questions about recovery or who need a few words of support.