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Volunteer Supervising Driver/Mentor- Melbourne, VIC

The Salvation Army Australia
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Your role is first and foremost about supporting safe driving: role modelling it, speaking about it, and helping a young person practice and consolidate the driving skills learned with a professional Driving Instructor. As part of this role, you will sit in the car with the young driver and assist in logging the 120 hours of supervised driving required to sit the test.

In addition, you will provide constructive feedback, model respectful communication, patience, and clear boundaries. Volunteer Mentors have a strong ability to demonstrate empathy, consistency, reliability and promote safe and stable relationships.

Volunteers are intrinsic to the success of the program and participant; they will be providing much needed on-going support and mentorship to program participants. To help set volunteers up for success, they will be provided with extensive and necessary training, on-going support and become a valued member of the team. The Salvation Army will also provide a fully equipped vehicle for driving sessions with the young driver.

Volunteering with The Salvation Army is a great opportunity to actively support one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations. It will also help you gain experience, skills and knowledge in a highly supportive environment. At The Salvation Army we care about our volunteers and are dedicated to ensuring your experience is both rewarding and memorable. You can go home every day knowing you’ve contributed to something special.

Qualifications and experience requirements for the Role

Enjoy working with young people. Ability to build trust and rapport with young people through effective communication and relationship building. Flexible and Patient

Mandatory requirements for the role

Willingness to undertake The Salvation Army’s Criminal History Record Check (at the organisation’s expense) Be over 21 years old Willingness to obtain a Working with Children Check Willingness to engage in training provided for the role Current unrestricted Driver Licence and 3 years safe driving record. Fully vaccinated

Time Commitment

Willingness to engage in training provided 2 hours or more a week/fortnight 7 days flexible (Morning and Evenings available) Minimum 3-month commitment