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Drug ARM Australasia (Queensland)
Over 10 days of the Gold Coast Schoolies Festival, teams of outreach volunteers operate one of the Recharge Zones, providing support to the estimated 30,000-40,000 young people attending the event. Additionally, Drug Arm volunteers assist with research, and examining drug and risk-taking behaviours at the event.
Our Recharge Zone collaborates with volunteers from Rosie’s, Scripture Union, Volunteers In Policing, Hotel Chaplaincy and Gold Coast Schoolies Support Team, as well as working closely with State Emergency Services (SES), ambulance (QAS), police and event organisers. The Zone provides water, information and physical support, along with assessment, general support and reconnection.
VOLUNTEER ROLES - (you may indicate your preference)
1: RECHARGE ZONE VOLUNTEER
Recharge Zone Volunteer: This involves assisting with the rehydration of Schoolies by handing out free water, and with the provision of a safe and friendly place to chill out while intoxicated or in emotional distress. We also provide information, referrals and assist with the treatment of minor cuts and bruises.
2: RESEARCH PROJECT VOLUNTEER
Research Survey Volunteer: This involves walking around and engaging Schoolies to complete a short questionnaire regarding their alcohol and drug use and risk-taking behaviours at Schoolies Week.
Accomodation will be provided for those travelling from outside of Gold Coast
If you'd like more information or want to obtain the application forms, please contact Katie
You need to be over 18 years old
Have a valid blue card or if you don’t Drug ARM can assist with applying for one.
Attend mandatory training to be held early November and commit to one or more evening as a Drug ARM Volunteer at Schoolies.
* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.
Training will be provided