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).
 
NOTE: ACCESS TO A FIXED LANDLINE IS ESSENTIAL.
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Interested in Volunteering? 

October 2018 - March 2019

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

VIC – Melbourne                                         Dates: Saturday 1 December 2018                             (9:00am – 5:00pm)

                                                                                            &

                                                                                  Sunday 2 December 2018

Venue: To be confirmed

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

SA – Adelaide                                             Dates: Saturday 16 February 2019                             (9:00am – 5:00pm)

                                                                                            &

                                                                                  Sunday 17 February 2019

Venue: To be confirmed

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

QLD – Brisbane                                           Dates: Saturday 9 March 2019                                    (9:00am – 5:00pm)

                                                                                            &

                                                                                  Sunday 10 March 2019

Venue: To be confirmed

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

NSW – Sydney                                        Dates: Saturday 30 March 2019                                  (9:00am – 5:00pm)

                                                                                            &

                                                                                  Sunday 31 March

Venue:  To be confirmed

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

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