Volunteer with a NEDA Walk

NEDA is so thankful for the hard work, dedication, and support of our volunteers! Without our amazing volunteers, what we do just wouldn’t be possible.

By volunteering at a NEDA Walk, you are helping your community raise awareness and funding for eating disorder intervention and treatment. We are excited to have you join our cause!

Here are two ways for you to get involved with a NEDA Walk:

Become a Walk Coordinator

If you are 18 years of age or older, and interested in coordinating a NEDA Walk in your local community, please contact walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org for more information. If NEDA is able to host a walk in your community, we will send you the NEDA Walk Interest Packet, which provides an overview of how to coordinate a NEDA Walk and general NEDA Walk guidelines.

Once you are ready to move forward with organizing a NEDA Walk, return the required forms in the NEDA Walk Interest Packet to NEDA. From there, you will work with the National Walk Manager, who oversees all NEDA Walks, to choose a date and secure a walk venue. You will also be sent the NEDA Walk Manual which provides instructions, suggestions and resources to help you at every stage of the walk planning. The NEDA National Walk Manager will be there to help you with anything and everything!

Important Things to Consider Before Planning a NEDA Walk:

  1. NEDA’s Clinical Advisory Board requires an individual to be in recovery for a minimum of two years before coordinating a NEDA Walk. Your recovery is our number one priority!
  2. To coordinate a walk, you must be also be 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18 and interested in planning a NEDA Walk, you must have a parent or adult figure serve as the leading NEDA Walk coordinator.
  3. Be sure you have the time needed to plan a NEDA Walk! NEDA strongly recommends that you express your interest in coordinating a NEDA Walk at least six to eight months before your desired walk date.
  4. Be prepared! Planning a NEDA Walk is a great responsibility. Strong organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills will help make your NEDA Walk a success! Get ready to recruit volunteers, solicit sponsors and to spread the word throughout your community.

Volunteer at a NEDA Walk

Are you interested in getting more involved with your local NEDA Walk? Email the walk coordinator, whose information can be found on the NEDA Walk website, for more information on available committee member positions and volunteer tasks.