Volunteering For The Buttery

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. Drivers who are members of the fellowship who are willing to drive buses from Binna Burra to meetings are very welcome. 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. Evidence of current COVID vaccination is a requirement.

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

Student Work Placement

Many students contact us who need work placement. We currently support medical students, exercise physiology students, masters students in social work and psychology and AOD students. While we endeavour to support students where possible, places are very limited and priority is generally given to AOD students.

Currently all placements are filled. If you would like to be considered for placement later in the year, please complete the Work Placement details on the volunteer application form on this page. Students who can organise external supervision through their educational institution are more likely to be considered for placement, so please note this in your application.

Police checks and working with children checks are required for most roles. Evidence of current COVID vaccination is a requirement.

Volunteer Drivers


Mondays and Tuesdays.


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


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


Binna Burra, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Application For A Volunteer /
Student Placement Position

Volunteer Form


The Buttery HR Team will arrange a short driving test for all potential volunteer drivers to ensure suitability. Drivers for Therapeutic Community Fellowship meetings need to be members of the Fellowship. Ex residents of the Buttery are particularly welcome. The Buttery Corporate Services Team, need to approve previous driving records prior to commencement for insurance purposes. A valid police check and covid vaccination certificate is also required.



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