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Uniting-Volunteer Driver Mentor

Uniting NSW.ACT

About Us At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

DLAP is a free program connecting learner drivers with volunteer driver mentors to help them secure their Learner license and Provisional license. This is a new government funded program supporting our local youth and adults. As a driver mentor you will be supervising learners for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week. Uniting will provide safe road worthy cars, insurance, training and other support to ensure you feel safe and confident in your role.

The key functions of the role include:

  • Assist students on their Learners license to develop their driving skills t through regular driving lessons to become safe drivers
  • Facilitate learner participation and encourage student feedback
  • Conduct vehicle safety checks before and after every shift, reporting any issues to the program coordinator
  • Complete the vehicle logbook at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Participate in regular check-ins with the coordinator, to provide program and learner feedback
  • Plan and prepare for each lesson with the support of the Coordinator

Essential Criteria:

  • Current NSW Driver License
  • Working with Children
  • National Police Check

Desirable Criteria:

  • Speak a second language
  • Have Communication skills with youth
  • Hold Certificate IV in training and assessment

What we can offer you

At Uniting, our volunteers are supported in the same way as our paid people. Volunteers are offered:

  • A thorough orientation; consisting of a suite of online modules and service induction

  • To join development workshops, such as our Leading Self and Living our Values workshops

  • Specific role training – this might include sharing best practice training tools or on the floor training by our qualified teams

  • A platform to engage with others in our volunteer community

  • Opportunities to provide feedback and be a part of our continuous improvement

  • And to be a part of our Uniting celebrations and other community celebrations

Our volunteers make up 20% of our people and play an important role in our service to community. Come join our work and our Uniting family.