Volunteer with a NEDA Walk

Our team of walk coordinators and volunteers work year-round to raise awareness and build local communities of support. We are so thankful for their dedicated efforts and passion for fighting eating disorders that make NEDA Walks possible!

If you are interested in becoming a walk volunteer, please read the below.

3 Ways to Get Involved with NEDA Walks:

1. Become a Walk Coordinator

Walk coordinators are volunteers that lead a team of other volunteers in planning and hosting a successful NEDA Walk. Walk coordinators are charged with responsibilities related to walk logistics, sponsor solicitation, and community outreach. Walk Coordinators work directly with the National Walks Team for support and resources throughout the entire process.

If you are interested in planning a NEDA Walk in your community, please contact walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org to request more information. Please note that NEDA is unable to bring a walk to every community requested, but we will do our best to work with you.

Important Things to Consider Before Planning a NEDA Walk:

  1. NEDA’s Clinical Advisory Board requires an individual to be in strong 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, 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 before your desired walk date.
  4. Planning a NEDA Walk is a great and rewarding responsibility. Strong organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills are essential to hosting a successful walk!

2. Join a NEDA Walk Planning Committee

Are you interested in becoming 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. Committee members play supportive roles in walk logistics, sponsorship and donation solicitation, and community outreach as delegated by the walk coordinator.

3. Volunteer at the NEDA Walk

If you are interested in helping out but don’t have the time commitment for a walk coordinator or committee member position, consider signing up to volunteer on walk day! When signing up for the walk, select “Walker/Volunteer.” The local walk coordinator will reach out closer to event day to provide details for volunteer times and tasks. Volunteers assist with tasks such as set-up, registration, activities, and clean-up. Volunteers will still have an opportunity to participate in the walk.