Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Community groups and volunteers

Funding for community groups

If you are a community group that promotes health messages aimed at reducing risky drinking or preventing illegal drug use, you may be eligible for a health promotion project grant through Healthway.

Volunteering opportunities

If you're interested in alcohol and other drug issues there are a range of volunteering opportunities available.

To get involved in your local community, joining a Local Drug Action Group may be an option. These groups bring together members of the community to run programs, projects and activities that address alcohol and other drug issues at a community level. See the group's website to find out how you can get involved.  

Drug ARM WA provides opportunities for people wanting to help during schoolies week as part of its School Leavers Program. Volunteers work in shifts to provide personal support, information and referrals to school leavers and young people, as well as basic care to school leavers who become intoxicated during celebrations. See the Drug ARM WA website for more information. 

Engaging the community

See our engaging the community section for information about our Community Programs, training for communities and our community mapping tool.

A community approach also has information on how a community can work together to reduce alcohol and other drug-related issues.

Drug and Alcohol Volunteer Counsellors' Training Program

We also offer training for parents wanting to volunteer with the Parent and Family Drug Support Line as part of the volunteer support network.

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Last updated on 24 July 2015