School Leavers Program

100+ Years we’ve been around

20+ Services we offer

10,000+ People we’ve helped

A volunteer program to keep School Leavers safe down south

Hope have been a major stakeholder in the Busselton/Dunsborough School Leavers strategy for over 18 years, providing professional staff and up to 60 volunteers to assist in medical triaging, run recovery facilities and collaborate with other services to keep young people safe as they celebrate the end of school.

Services we provide:

  • Evening support in the medical area, triaging young people, and helping them sober up and recover from overindulgence in alcohol or drugs
  • Outreach services during the day and night, including at the Beach Fest, to identify, assist and refer young people at risk of alcohol or other drug related harm to themselves, others or their host communities
  • Volunteer Therapy dog and handler to assist young people

About our team

HOPE has many seasoned workers who work beside our volunteers in a team environment to help them deal with challenging situations and provide the best support possible. All HOPE staff and volunteers are trained in:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Sexual health
  • BBV
  • Manual handling
  • De-escalation
  • Trauma
  • Harm minimisation

Becoming a volunteer

We are always on the lookout for volunteers able to dedicate time during the period of 20th November and 26th November. Mandatory requirements to participate in the program include:

  • A Working With Children card
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Police clearance
  • COVID vaccinations

Become a volunteer

If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch with Leeanne Bates, Volunteer Coordinator via leeanne.bates@hopecs.org.au for more information or to confirm your volunteer requirements.

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