Learners need driving experience to become confident. Having an experienced, calm, supportive driver beside them builds that confidence.
We have six vehicles across Greater Adelaide with mentors volunteering to sit beside learners and help them develop the skills of a confident driver. What they learn with their actual driving instructor, they can spend time practicing during the mentoring sessions.
Learner Drivers: Get two-hour blocks of time in their logbook over a variety of driving routes. Local, shopping centres, long-range, day and night, and heavy and light traffic. We even take them through the CBD in rush hour as their confidence grows.
Mentors: Provide a valuable resource to coach and assist learner drivers to gain confidence. They can volunteer 2-20 hours per month. Parents may also apply to mentor their own child, using our vehicle, if they do not have a reliable car at home.
Mentors need to hold a full licence for at least 2 years beyond P plates. Hold a police check and working with children check (if driving with learners under 18) and may be male, female or non-specified. Mentors are responsible for the vehicle while they have the keys and must comply with all rules of the road. Their shifts are rostered and they log in and out so control of the vehicle is always monitored.
We provide mentors who speak over a dozen languages, from Arabic and Persian, to Chinese and Tagalog, French and Swahili, English, Spanish and more! We have mentors from 25 to 75 years of age. Volunteer today!