Uniting currently seeking L2P Program volunteers. Driving mentors are matched with young people who do not have access to fully licenced family members, or reliable vehicles for driving. Mentors drive with their learner on a regular basis, to supervise and coach them to ensure they become safe and competent drivers.
Our mentors are required to be open-minded, calm, supportive and reliable, to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for young people learning to drive. Mentors should be a positive adult role model, encouraging safe, lawful and responsible driving.
The L2P Program provides all resources required, including access to both automatic and manual vehicles (available 7 days), fuel cards, e-tags for toll roads, comprehensive vehicle insurance and a provision of professional driving lessons for each learner when they enter the program. Mentors should be available for driving lessons at least once a week to ensure learners have access to regular lessons to build on their driving skills.
Mentors are required to complete an online training module, and attend a one-day VicRoads Volunteer Mentor Driver course before commencing.
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.