Get Involved

You can make a difference in your community

Be part of an exciting program where you will be working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most enthusiastic, talented, knowledgeable and dedicated people that you are ever likely to encounter!

Ways you can help

There are many different ways you can get involved in the CDAT program in your community.

Ways it can help you

Support your community

You can have direct and positive impact on your community by helping make it a safer, healthier and more resilient environment.

Expand your network

Participating in a CDAT is a two-way street. Dedicating your time and energy helps you grow your network and boost your social skills.

Make new friends

One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared purpose.

Learn new skills

As an active member of a CDAT you can learn new skills and uncover hidden talents that will enrich your life and heighten your self-esteem.

Express your passion

The most valuable skills you can bring to your CDAT are compassion, willingness, an open mind and a positive attitude.

The “Happiness Effect”

Helping others kindles happiness. Researchers at the London School of Economics found that, the more people volunteered, the happier they were.

  • “That’s the thing with CDATs, you can talk about small ideas and have a go at working out a solution. These small projects don’t involve much money, but they can change a person’s life. You can’t always know in advance what the exact benefits will be, it’s a ripple effect. But you can be sure if there are no ripples, nothing’s changing.”
    Pauline Gallagher, Canterbury CDAT
  • “Working on a project to address drug and alcohol issues can highlight the problems in communities, but at the same time also highlights the agencies trying to address them. By working together collaboratively, changes to complacency in communities about this problem can be altered.”
    Ros Laws, Moree CDAT
  • “The individuals I have talked to over the years of my involvement with the CDAT have all said that they learned new things out of all the activities the Liverpool CDAT presented, and I know I have learned new things myself or I had old knowledge reinforced and brought to the surface again”.
    Nora Gomez, Liverpool CDAT

Find your nearest CDAT

We are stronger together!

Community Drug Action Teams (also known as CDATs) are made up of passionate and dedicated volunteers who love their local area.