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 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 ($30).


Interested in Volunteering? 

July – September 2018

For more information and to register your expression of interest see below.

QLD – Chermside                                       Dates: Saturday 25 August                                        (9:00am - 5:00pm)


                                                                                     Sunday 26 August

Venue:  Chermside Community Health Centre, 490 Hamilton Road, Chermside

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NSW – Croydon                                          Dates: Saturday 15 September                                  (9:00am - 5:00pm)


                                                                                     Sunday 16 September

Venue:  Croydon Park Club, 55 Seymour Street, Croydon Park

Enquiries:  Volunteer Manager 0416 212 426 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

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Expression of Interest

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