Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Volunteers Wanted for the FDS Support Line
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).


Interested in Volunteering?

June 2020 – September 2020

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

Volunteering for FDS section on our website

SA – Adelaide        **Postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions - New date to be advised shortly**

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

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

QLD – Rockhampton                                 Dates: Saturday 22 August 2019                                (9:00am – 5:00pm)


                                                                                            Sunday 23 August 2020

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

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

VIC – Melbourne                                         Dates: Saturday 10 October 2020                                     (9:00am – 5:00pm)


                                                                                            Sunday 11 October 2019

Venue: Greythorn Centre, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

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

NSW – Sydney                                             Dates: Saturday 24 October 2020                                    (9:00am – 5:00pm)


                                                                                            Sunday 25 October 2020

Venue:  TBC

Enquiries:  Volunteer Coordinator 0448 169 205 or Head Office (02) 4782 92222

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