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Volunteers Needed for BCR Driver Mentoring Program

BCR Communities’ new ‘Ls to Ps Driver Mentoring Program’ is about to hit the road and the search is on for local volunteers willing to help disadvantaged learner drivers in the Shoalhaven to get their licence.

A driver’s licence opens up a world of opportunity and having one in a regional area means better access to employment, education, training and social activities.

BCR Communities CEO, Heather Marciano, said the organisation is partnering to deliver this urgently needed service in the Shoalhaven, especially for disadvantaged young people, newly arrived migrants and people with a disability.

“While the required 120 hours of driving time a learner needs keeps everyone safer on the roads, it does make getting a licence very challenging for some people,” Heather said.

“Not everyone in our community has access to a vehicle or a licensed family member or friend who can mentor them for the required time.”

“We think this volunteering opportunity will be very rich and rewarding for anyone looking to broaden their connection to their community and have a real life-changing impact on the people they mentor,” Heather said.

Volunteer mentors need to be fully licensed, with a good driving history, and available for a minimum of one hour per week to help learners gain on-road experience in different conditions. BCR Communities vehicles are supplied for mentoring sessions.

If you are an experienced driver, have a positive attitude, patience and a little free time, BCR Communities would love to hear from you.

To express your interest or to find out more about volunteering for the ‘Ls to Ps Driver Mentoring Program’ please email phone 1300 222 748 or visit

Check out this video from the Driver Mentoring Program (Y-Drive) operating in the Eurobodalla region to hear what Driver Mentors say about the experience!

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