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Calling all driving enthusiasts! Help young learner drivers get their P plates

  • Location: Belconnen Dc ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Upon selection, volunteers will need to attend the induction course, which will be a 1-2 day program. For the driving experience sessions, times will be flexible according to how the volunteer and learner driver can arrange times.

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

    Induction course

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

    - Drivers licence held for more than five years
    - Clean driving record
    - Working with Vulnerable People check (BCS can arrange, if not already held)

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

The role is suitable for experienced drivers who have the time, patience, and enthusiasm to mentor young learner drivers. A minimum of five years of driving experience and a clean driving record are required. BCS will arrange a Working With Vulnerable People check if you don't already have one. The Easy P program will run in two stages - the first one from January to June 2020. Learners will first receive a course of professional driving lessons, after which mentoring sessions will commence. From February to May volunteer mentors will be paired with learner drivers to provide driving experience sessions, in a BCS car.
As well as a clean driving record and driving experience, mentors should have an interest in supporting young people. Upon selection, volunteers will receive a comprehensive induction which will include details of the program as well as protocols and safety procedures. Upon completion of the first stage of the program in June, an evaluation by University of Canberra will be conducted which will require volunteer participation. If the first stage is deemed successful, the Easy P program will then be open to volunteers for the second stage, from July- November 2020, giving interested volunteers an opportunity to re-apply. Retirees looking for volunteer opportunities are encouraged to apply. The program is funded by the ACT Government’s Road Safety Fund and administered by BCS Youth Engagement.