Volunteer driver mentors needed for local TAC L2P program

CHIRP Community Health* is currently seeking more volunteer driver mentors for its TAC L2P Program.

The program matches young learner drivers with trained driver mentors who help them achieve the required 120 hours of supervised driving practise. The learners have limited or no access to a supervising driver and / or suitable vehicle.

If you have an interest in the wellbeing of our local youth, why not consider this role? A full driver’s licence is all that is required to apply and you will receive special L2P training to assist you in the role. We also look for qualities such as patience, reliability and a genuine fondness for young people. The vehicle and running costs are all supplied by the program. As a volunteer you will be protected with CHIRP Community Health’s insurance and receive the ongoing support of the coordinator.

The program is a joint partnership between VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission, supported by the Victorian Government, and came about to ensure that no young learner driver was disadvantaged by the 120 hours rule.

The benefits to the individual personally and to road safety generally are now well established and TAC has committed more funding particularly to regional areas. Our Mount Alexander program is fortunate to have been granted additional funding for more learner places. This means reduced waiting times for young learners keen to achieve their probationary licence.

The next training program is scheduled for September so if you’re thinking about volunteering don’t hesitate to call Lisa at CHIRP Community Health on 5479 1000 or visit the website chirp.org.au. Learners wanting to join the program are also encouraged to contact us.

Contact information

Lisa Cavallaro

Coordinator, Mount Alexander TAC L2P program

Phone: 5479 1000 or email: lcavallaro@cdch.com.au

*Registered as Castlemaine District Community Health

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