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 is only available to FDS members (FDS Membership $30). A training manual is also required ($25)
Note: Access to a fixed land line is essential
  • Volunteer training dates


2 & 3 December 2017
Day 1 (2nd):
9am - 5:00pm
Day 2 (3rd):
9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour St, Croydon Park
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
13th & 14th January 2018
Day 1 (13th):
9am - 5:00pm
Day 2 (14th):
9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Safe Place Training, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Enquiries: Volunteer Manager 0448 177 083 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

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