Volunteer for the Eating Disorder Collective Advocacy Project

  • VO63536


CAPS require a young person aged 16-26 years to work with the CAPS Collective Advocacy team to raise awareness of eating disorders.
This role requires someone who is able to relate to other young people and is willing to share personal lived experience of an eating disorder of any kind, in order to educate and raise awareness around eating disorders amongst other young people. The role requires the willingness to talk about and share experiences of eating disorders with other young people in group situations in various community settings including schools; universities; public events etc. As part of the collective advocacy team you would be supporting the collective advocacy development worker to show a collective advocacy film and facilitate a group discussion.

Organisation aims and objectives

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people with mental health issues, led by people with mental health issues.










1 hour per week


Experience required: A young person with lived experience of an eating disorder of any kind. Willingness to share experience with other young people in a group setting, good communication skills, ability to listen and respond to others. Must be able to travel to different locations throughout the Lothians. Volunteers must be available during the day as workshops take place then.
Travel details: This opportunity takes places in various locations throughout the Lothians
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 26


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be covered
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential volunteers will be invited for an informal chat and offered the opportunity to watch and talk about the collective advocacy eating disorders film.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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