Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Volunteers wanted for the Family Drug Support support line
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 days a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
 
Some of the benefits of volunteering for FDS include:
  • Learning and applying practical skills
  • Enhanced self awareness
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Ongoing support and education in your work with FDS
  • Flexible telephone shifts from your own home phone
  • Opportunity to meet like minded persons.
"The time on the lines has been wonderful, the learning and sharing with other parents, siblings, and friends of drug users has been one of the biggest learning experience of my life. Ihave fully appreciated the opportunity to listen and offer support to callers". - Maureen
 
We are looking for MATURE people who are:
  • Committed to volunteer a shift every two or three weeks for a minimum of twelve months
  • Non-judgemental
  • Empathetic
  • Good listener
Please Note: You DO NOT have to have extensive knowledge of alcohol and drug issues nor do you need to be a counsellor.
 
COST: Training free to FDS members (FDS Membership $30)
 
Note: Access to a fixed land line is essential
  • Volunteer training dates
 


VOLUNTEER TRAINING

 
 
 
 
4th & 5th February, 2017
 
Melbourne
 
Venue: Inner Eastern Community Health Service, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
 

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager, Mobile: 0448 177 083 or                (02) 4782 9222

 
 
Day 1:
9:15am - 5:30pm
 
 
Day 2:
9.00am - 4.00pm
 
 
 
4th & 5th March, 2017
 
Sydney
 
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park NSW
 

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager, Mobile: 0416 212 426 or                (02) 4782 9222

 
Day 1:
9:15am - 5:30pm
 
 
Day 2:
9.00am - 4.00pm
 
 
 
25th & 26th March, 2017
Brisbane
 
Venue: Australian Red Cross Rooms, Shop 3, 521 Beams Rd, Carseldine, QLD
 

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager, Mobile: 0448 177 083 or                (02) 4782 9222

 
 
Day 1:
9:15am - 5:30pm
 
 
Day 2:
9.00am - 4.00pm
 
 
 
8th & 9th April, 2017
Adelaide
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 5/147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA
 

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager, Mobile: 0448 177 083 or                (02) 4782 9222

 
 
Day 1:
9:15am - 5:30pm
 
 
Day 2:
9.00am - 4.00pm
 

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