To fulfil its life-changing mission of helping teenagers and adults who may have mental health, gambling or substance misuse issues, The Buttery relies on the generosity of volunteers.

  Volunteer drivers who take part in 12-Step program meetings drive Buttery residents to meetings.

  Volunteers assist The Buttery’s outreach programs.

  Other volunteers take part in work placements to help advance their career development while helping others.

Volunteering can help expand your skills and experience. It increases your employability and is a way to stay active and engaged with the community.

Volunteering is also an excellent way to make a contribution to people in your local community by helping people who need a hand.

We advertise our volunteer roles. Please complete the volunteer application form on this page and we will add you to our contact list.

When a role comes up, you will be emailed with the details like the examples below and you can decide if it is suitable for you. If you haven’t already filled out the volunteer application form, we will send you an application form to complete.

Police checks and working with children checks are required for most roles.

We provide opportunities for students who need work placement. Please complete the Work Placement details on the Volunteer Application Form on this page. While we endeavour to support students where possible, places are limited and priority is generally given to AOD students.

Examples of volunteer roles we have had in the past are below.


Avaliable: Wednesday afternoons

Requirements: Capacity to walk for an hour on unpaved terrains and on beaches. Volunteers with lived experience are welcome.

Responsibilities: Join the walking group to suport wellbeing and mental health through activity and social connection

Location: Brunswick heads

Starting Date: August 2018


Available: Mondays and Tuesdays

Requirements: Current driver’s licence and ability to drive a manual vehicle safely

Responsibilities: Ensure the safe and comfortable transport of residents between The Buttery premises and their destination (eg: 12 step meetings, shopping and activities).

Location: Binna Burra and Byron areas

Starting Date: August 2018

The Buttery, Binna Burra


  • Licence No.
  • Licence Class
  • What course are you studying?
  • How many hours of work placement are you looking for?
  • What is The Buttery required to do to support your placement? (e.g. provide reports, etc.)
  • What specific experience do you require in your work placement?
  • How many hours a week can you give?
  • REFEREE 1: Name
  • Position / Relationship (e.g supervisor
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • REFEREE 2: Name
  • Position / Relationship (e.g supervisor)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
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