Project HEAL offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the United States (U.S.). PH Volunteers represent us in their local community, help us plan for local program delivery, and fundraise to support our national treatment and recovery resources. If you have a passion for helping people affected by eating disorders, we likely have a volunteer opportunity for you!
Any prospective Project HEAL volunteers with a personal history of an eating disorder should be in a strong and active recovery for 1-2 years, depending on the specific opportunity of interest. For those with personal experience of an eating disorder—there is a 2-year active recovery requirement to volunteer as a Chapter Leader, Mentor, Group Facilitator, or National Volunteer; there is a 1-year active recovery requirement to volunteer as a National Ambassador or with a chapter.
*NOTE: Effective January 4, 2019, Project HEAL will not be accepting chapter or ambassador applications from volunteers outside the U.S. We made this difficult decision because we want to make sure that wherever we have volunteers, we are laying the groundwork to provide our programs in their community. At this time, Project HEAL is focusing our resources on program delivery in the U.S.
If you have questions about this policy, please email Project HEAL’s Director of Volunteer Services, Ali Hougnou (ali[at]theprojectheal.org).
Become an Ambassador
Project HEAL Ambassadors are individuals operating throughout the United States (US) who have a true passion and interest in our cause but aren’t yet ready to start a chapter. Project HEAL Ambassadors bring the mission and values of Project HEAL into their community by hosting fundraising, community-building, and networking events. The ultimate goal for Project HEAL Ambassadors is to cultivate enough interest and support to eventually launch a Project HEAL chapter within their community.
The Project HEAL Ambassador role on average will take between 2-8 hours of your time per week; generally 2-4 hours on a normal week and between 6-8 hours when doing events and activities.
Apply to be an Intern
This past year at Project HEAL, we've had some incredible developments within our programs, and nearly doubled our staff size to expand these programs further. We're working to build a solid foundation for our existing programs, including our intern program, in order to reach more individuals who need these resources. With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to put a hold on our internship program for the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020. The new developments to our intern program will provide a more meaningful experience for not only our interns, but for our organization as well.