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?

September 2020 – June 2021

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

Important Information

 

FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions.

We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to date source of accurate information.

We have protocols in place to ensure yours and our staff safety. Each state government determines the restrictions and our course dates are subject to change. During this difficult time, if you are seeking any clarification please call the volunteer coordinator.

 We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume all our groups and courses on a regular, on-going basis.

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO

NSW – Sydney                           Dates: Saturday 24 October 2020                                      (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                     Sunday 25 October 2020                                               

Venue: Holiday Inn Parramatta, 18 - 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta, NSW

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

SA – Adelaide                           Dates: Saturday 31 October 2020                                       (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                     Sunday 01 November 2020                                               

Venue: TBC

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

ACT – Canberra                        Dates: Saturday 05 December 2020                                     (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                     Sunday 06 December 2020                                               

Venue: TBC

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

NSW – Sydney                           Dates: Saturday 06 February 2021                                     (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                     Sunday 07 February 2021                                               

Venue: TBC

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

VIC – Melbourne                         Dates: Saturday 20 February 2021                                    (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                      Sunday 21 February 2021

Venue: TBC

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

QLD – Brisbane                           Dates: Saturday 08 May 2021                                            (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                       Sunday 09 May 2021

Venue:  TBC

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

WA – Perth                                   Dates: Saturday 05 June 2021                                           (9.00am – 5.00pm)

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                                                                       Sunday 06 June 2021

Venue:  TBC

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

QLD – Rockhampton    **Postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions - New date to be advised shortly**

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

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

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