In order to provide needed support and education to parents and caregivers internationally, F.E.A.S.T. welcomes passionate volunteers to staff a variety of our services. Volunteers are vital to F.E.A.S.T. and are instrumental in providing education, support, connection, and advocacy. The F.E.A.S.T. team welcomes parents and carers into our volunteer family, and we work to uplift, recognize, and support our growing volunteer network.
F.E.A.S.T.’s continued reach would not be possible without the dedication of our incredible volunteers. F.E.A.S.T.’s volunteers have supported and provided critical evidence-based information to countless parents and carers.
Would you like to get involved? We’ve got many different ways you can do something impactful and meaningful to help carers and parents even if you don’t see them listed below. Volunteers offer many skills and passions we need like editing, technical skills, creative writing, video, and compassion. Please reach out and join our team!
Global Task Force
Liaison: Helen Missen
We’re global, but we’re also in your area: our Global Task Force for Regional Action are parent advocates working on issues of specific concern and opportunity in their regions. We currently have six countries represented, and hope for more:
Australia/New Zealand – Nicki Wilson
Canada – Lisa Burns
Israel – Judy Krasna
Mexico – Cipatli Ayuzo
United Kingdom – Helen Missen
United States – Kym Piekunka
Parent Support Line
Liaison: Daryl Madill
We are here because we’ve been here. In this position, you help parents and carers who contact the F.E.A.S.T. website chat/email/phone lines in search of support. We serve as tour guides of our site and organization, primarily. Although we will naturally be sharing our own experiences when helpful, and may share a resource outside of F.E.A.S.T. based on our experience, we are not providing treatment or being in any way directive. You are making a difference for families and carers around the world.
Liaison: Kym Piekunka
The Social Media Team post and maintain F.E.A.S.T.’s social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter increasing engagement regarding eating disorder information for parents and carers. Team members also create posts for our four blogs, create design elements, and create video for the website.
Blog posts – Judy Krasna
Branding – Frank
Instagram – Denise R. and Cipatli Ayuzo
Facebook – Lisa Burns
Twitter – Kym Piekunka
Videos – Kevin Dunn
Calendar & Global Support Groups and Events Coordination
Liaison: Denise Robertson
The calendar and listing of support groups and events globally is an important tool for our parent community. Seeking new groups, especially now that many are virtual, requires some coordination, ability to search resources, and update, update, update! This is an opportunity to learn what is happening around the world and serve our parents by simply making their search just a bit easier!
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Just want to say thank you for all you do. Thanks to getting connected early to your resources and practitioners who helped us start FBT assertively, our 10-year old daughter was able to make a solid recovery. I wish every parent had access to good information from the start as I can see how lucky we were to get things turned around very quickly.
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Full recovery is possible but we and hundreds like us would be nowhere, entrenched/ bouncing in & out of hospital if it wasn’t for @FEAST_ED forum. - Concerned Mom
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As an adult working on recovery, my mom and I have found your book, podcast, pamphlets, website, to be a source of strength, wisdom and hope. I’m not able to give much, but I truly feel like you have impacted our lives for the good. Your message needs to be heard.
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For the ATDT forum. You helped me to help my daughter. She is now ED-free. Thank you!
What a gift!
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