Recruiting Now: Volunteer Driver Mentors
Are you looking for a rewarding experience assisting young people to achieve their goals? The RYDE Program provides young people with the opportunity to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving experience with one of our volunteer Driving Mentors.
Many young people find it difficult to complete the 50 hours of driving experience now required for a Western Australian Driver’s Licence. This might be because they haven’t got access to an appropriate vehicle, or a qualified person to spend all of those hours in the passenger seat. The RYDE program will connect Learner Drivers with volunteer Mentors so that they can achieve their licence and all of the opportunities that come with it.
Young people involved in the RYDE program will have completed the ‘learning to drive’ phase of the process with a professional Driving Instructor. This is to ensure that the RYDE sessions are just about gaining experience and honing skills. All driving sessions will be undertaken in a dedicated RYDE program vehicle.
If you meet the basic criteria to supervise a Learner Driver, are willing to view an online induction on video, and pass the relevant Police Clearances, you could get involved with RYDE as a Mentor. The Mentor role can be a rewarding experience as you build positive relationships with young people, and assist them to achieve their goals.
• Be available for at least one 90 minute session per week
• Have access to a phone with text messaging capability
• A current ‘C’ class drivers licence and safe driving history
• Be prepared to watch a series of induction videos, and work closely with young people.