Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

FDS Volunteer Testimonial

  • 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
  • Access to a landline telephone is preferred, but not essential
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?

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

Course postponed due to COVID restrictions, new date to be confirmed as soon as possible

WA – Perth                                 

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

July course postponed due to COVID restrictions, new date to be confirmed as soon as possible

NSW – Sydney                                                                                                                                        

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

 **New Dates**

ACT – Canberra                          Dates: Saturday 21 August 2021                                        (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

                                                                               &

                                                                       Sunday 22 August 2021                                               

Venue: TBC

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

**New Dates**

 SA – Adelaide                            Dates: Saturday 11 September 2021                                   (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

                                                                                            &

                                                                       Sunday 12 September 2021

Venue:  SACOSS (Majorie Black Room), 47 King William Road, Unley

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

 **New Dates**

QLD – Brisbane                          Dates: Saturday 23 October 2021                                        (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

                                                                               &

                                                                       Sunday 24 October 2021                                               

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Road, Nundah

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

TAS – Hobart                              Dates: To Be Confirmed

Venue:  TBC

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

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FDS 2021 Remembrance Ceremony video


  • Remembering those who have lost their lives to a drug-related death.

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