The L2P program is a community based program developed to assist young learner drivers who do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle due to financial or family circumstances.
The program helps young people to gain their 120 hours driving practice required to obtain a probationary drivers licence.
The program is run with support from the Rotary Club of Ringwood and the State Government of Victoria.
Young learner drivers are matched with fully licensed volunteers, and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, to gain their 120 hours driving experience need to obtain a probationary drivers license.
Eligible learner drivers will also receive up to 7 professional driving lessons throughout the program, to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive.
The program is FREE for both young people and volunteer mentors (the car and all fuel is provided).
The Maroondah L2P Program is for young learner drivers aged 16 - 20 who live in Maroondah and have a current Learner's permit.
It is for young people who face significant barriers in learning to drive, and who do not have access to a vehicle or supervising driver to gain their 120 hours driving experience.
Young learners need to apply and attend an interview before being accepted into the program. An application form can be sent out either by post or by email. To request an application form, please contact Kate on 9294 5705 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentors are volunteers from the community who undertake a selection and training process to fulfill the role of supervising driver.
Mentors develop a trusting and supporting relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers.
Mentoring provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.
To be eligible as a mentor, you need to be over 21 years of age, hold a full drivers license and be able to make a commitment of at least one hour a week over a 12 month period.
Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory checks and VicRoads training.
To apply, please visit the Careers @ Maroondah page on the Maroondah City Council Website
To apply for the program or get more information, please contact Kate, the L2P Coordinator at Maroondah Youth Services on 9294 5703.