Current Volunteer Opportunities

SWEDA is always looking for volunteers to help us with the work that we do.

If you have skills that you think might be useful, then please get in touch. Volunteering is a great way to make a meaningful contribution to a cause that matters to you. Its also a great way to meet people and develop new skills. 

There are many ways to get involved with SWEDA – from helping with outreach and marketing activities, volunteer counselling placements, helping maintain our buildings, PR opportunities – talk to us to discuss further. A great way to meet like-minded people, build up experience, gain confidence and get involved. Training is provided, expenses are paid and there is plenty of opportunity for learning throughout.

A number of our SWEDA Volunteers have personal experience of an eating disorder, either as a sufferer or a carer, and would like to use this experience to help others. This can be helpful, but is not a pre requisite - all that's needed is a desire to learn and support others in a non-judgmental and user led environment.

Email [email protected] or call 01749 34 33 44 for more information.


Fundraising Volunteer

SWEDA has worked hard to build a positive fundraising activity and to embed and foster a fundraising culture across the organisation.  We need an enthusiastic, motivated volunteer to help us with our future planning and events and to help us expand and diversify this area of income.  

Please see the download below for more information.

Volunteer Trainee Counsellor

SWEDA Counsellors provide an essential part of the SWEDA service. As a Trainee Counsellor, volunteering with SWEDA enables you to develop your counselling skills and personal counselling style under the guidance of the Clinical Lead and with the support of the SWEDA team. The SWEDA approach is integrative, providing you with opportunities to utilise and implement a variety of theoretical models. SWEDA believes in treating service users as individuals, therefore our Counsellors develop proficiency in assessing and delivering the most appropriate interventions for each client.

We run recruitment drives for these placements twice a year. If you would like to be placed on a list that will alert you when we are next looking to recruit Volunteer Counsellors, please send an email to [email protected]



Fundraising Volunteer

“I had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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