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  • Location: Fairfield NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Migrant Services
  • Time Required

    Minimum 2 hours per week

  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Driving & Transportation
  • Training

    Training, orientation and ongoing support provided

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • Traffic Check *

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

PLEASE NOTE: Although this program is currently suspended due to the situation with COVID-19 in Australia, we are still taking expressions of interest from people who would like to be kept in the loop about this volunteering role. Because as soon as this pandemic is over and life resumes as per usual, whatever that may look like, we will need to have Volunteers who are trained and ready to proceed as soon as possible. So, if you would like to know more, please continue to read on below and express your interest by hitting the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your support and please stay safe and well!

Volunteers are required for a Drive Time Mentor Program that provides supervised driving practice to selected refugee and migrant clients.

Lack of access to a car and licenced driver has been identified as a barrier to refugees and migrants receiving their driving licence. An inability to drive and lack of capital to learn to drive has a negative impact upon their independence, social participation and employment opportunities.

About The Role: • Supervise Learner drivers for a weekly 2 hour (minimum) driving session in provided vehicle • Advise the Learner how to drive in a safe and legal manner • Provide constructive feedback • Maintain administrative record keeping as required • Book the car through online registration system • Mandatory training and orientation provided • Reports directly to Drive Time Project Coordinator • Police Check and Working with Children Check required

About You: • Hold a current NSW Driver Licence • Knowledge of current NSW road rules • Minimum 5 years safe driving record • Familiarity of the Fairfield LGA • Ability to work in a respectful and collaborative manner • Great communication skills with clients who have a limited grasp of the English language • Computer and organisational skills • Commitment and reliability

If you would like to be a positive role model and provide a life changing opportunity for our refugee and migrant community, we would love to hear from you!