Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Volunteers Wanted for the FDS Support Line
NOTE: ACCESS TO A FIXED LANDLINE IS ESSENTIAL.
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 day 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 experiences of my life. I have 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 listeners
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 ($30).
 
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Interested in Volunteering? 

March 2020 – June 2020

For more information and to register your expression of interest check out the

Volunteering for FDS section on our website

http://www.fds.org.au/volunteering-for-fds

QLD – Rockhampton                            Saturday 20 June 2020                                                       (9:00am - 5:00pm)

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                                                                       Sunday 21 June 2020     

 

**Please note that these dates are tentative, pending lifting of Government social gathering restrictions** 

 

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Enquiries: Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Sydney                                         Saturday 27 June 2020                                                            (9:00am - 5:00pm)

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                                                                        Sunday 28 June 2020     

 

**Please note that these dates are tentative, pending lifting of Government social gathering restrictions**                                                                                                                                                                                  

Venue: To be confirmed (Burwood/Croydon area)

Enquiries: Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222     

VIC – Melbourne                                      Saturday 11 July 2020                                                                 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

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                                                                        Sunday 12 July 2020     

 

**Please note that these dates are tentative, pending lifting of Government social gathering restrictions**                                                                                                                                                                                  

Venue: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

Enquiries: Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222     

QLD – Brisbane                                        Saturday 25 July 2020                                                                 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

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                                                                        Sunday 26 July 2020     

 

**Please note that these dates are tentative, pending lifting of Government social gathering restrictions**                                                                                                                                                                                  

Venue: Queensland Positive People, 21 Manilla Street, East Brisbane 

Enquiries: Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222     

SA – Adelaide                                        Saturday 8 August 2020                                                                    (9:00am - 5:00pm)

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                                                                      Sunday 9 August 2020 

 

**Please note that these dates are tentative, pending lifting of Government social gathering restrictions**                                                                                                                                                                                  

Venue: SACOSS Marjorie Black room, 47 King William Road, Unley

Enquiries: Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222        

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