SHARC recognises the value of our volunteers, who contribute greatly to our service delivery. SHARC works to ensure that all our volunteers are treated with respect and gratitude for their contribution and are engaged in work that is safe, significant, meaninful and fulfilling. There are volunteer roles available across the organisation: answering the Helpline; running community support groups; running community events; design and publishing resources; All recruitment and selection procedures and decisions reflect SHARC’s commitment to providing equal opportunity by assessing all potential candidates according to their skills, knowledge, qualifications and capabilities. Complete the application below to apply to become a volunteer with SHARC. 

This form is to apply and express interest in becoming a volunteer at SHARC. Requests for Student Placements can be made here

Volunteer Application Form

  • SHARC is the umbrella organisation to 4 different programs. Below is an outline of each. Please state which program you would like to volunteer for.

    RSS is a peer based supported accommodation service for young people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing severe problems related to their use of alcohol and other drugs. RSS offer physical, mental and emotional support to all participants. RSS provides a homelike, safe and supportive living environment and a community where we create authentic recovery opportunities. This position requires the candidate to have a lived experience of personal recovery. Whilst there are opportunities to volunteer in the residential programs, these places are somewhat limited. We need volunteers in these programs to have a valid driver’s licence and prefer them to have a lived experience of recovery from substance dependence and some previous experience working in or volunteering for other health or welfare programs. If the person has a lived experience of substance dependency, they will be required to be at least 2 years free from their drug of concern.
    APSU believes that people who use alcohol and other drug services have a wealth of experience and knowledge to contribute. APSU works collaboratively with key stateholders to increase community participation in drug treatment and care provider systems. APSU works collaboratively with services in the setting up and delivery of consumer participation projects. This position requires the candidate to have a lived experience having used or is using Alcohol and other Drug Services.
    Family Drug Help recognises that alcohol and other drug use within the family can be overwhelming. FDH offers family and friends support, information, education and inspiration. There is a telephone helpline that is staffed by trained volunteers who have a lived experience. Our support groups across Victoria are also places where family members can go to gain support, share information and knowledge with others who are experiencing similar situations. Volunteers are encourages to participate in group facilitation. This position requires the candidate to have a lived experience of a family member with problematic substance use.
  • Which days can you volunteer? Please tick where appropriate.

  • Thank you for completing this application form. Click submit to send your application. We will be in contact with you as soon as possible.