MYSA Driving YOUth to Employment Volunteer Driving Supervisor Position

The Multicultural Youth SA Inc (MYSA) Driving YOUth to Employment Program provides supervised experience behind the wheel specifically targeting young Muslim women and young at-risk migrant women under the age of 35 who have experienced intimate partner / family violence with the view to them achieving employment via MYSA’s youth employment venture Miss MYSA Events.

Volunteers develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers.   As a volunteer driving supervisor you will lessen the barriers they have to employment, improve their confidence and improve their ability to engage in the community.  You get to develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.

The Role of Volunteer Driver supervisor

As a volunteer supervisor you will supervise our learners allowing them to practice their driving skills. The learner driver will receive up to 7 lessons from a qualified driving instructor to ensure they have a safe level of ability behind the wheel prior to driving with a volunteer.  As a volunteer in this program your role will be to supervise the learner, ensure they are following the road rules and provide feedback to the program coordinator, and complete paperwork associated with each session.

What do you need to become a MYSA Volunteer Driving Supervisor

  • Hold a full driver’s licence for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Be 21 year’s of age or older
  • Participate in MYSA volunteer induction and training as required
  • Driver history report (SAPOL)
  • Have a Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Be available 2 or more hours a week for the program

MYSA volunteer driving supervisor Training and Support

MYSA volunteer driving supervisor’s will receive training to prepare you for the role, including:

  • Revision of current road rules
  • Driver training behind the wheel with a professional driving instructor and observational opportunities with the instructor and learner.
  • Statement of responsibilities
  • Communication and mentoring skills
  • Ongoing training with driving instructor as required
  • Ongoing support and communication with the program coordinator

MYSA volunteer driving supervisor Commitments

  • A minimum of one 2 hour volunteer shift per week
  • Attendance to driving supervisor training sessions
  • Ensure covid and infection control measures are implemented at the beginning and end of each session
  • Ensure reportable incidents and accidents are reported to the program coordinator as soon as possible
  • Undertake a breath test prior to each volunteer shift
  • Comply with all program procedures and directions from the program coordinator
  • Able to provide positive support and supervision to a young person

What you get as a MYSA Volunteer Driving Supervisor

  • Appropriately modified and fully maintained learner driver vehicle
  • Fuel card for refueling the vehicle
  • Appropriate training and induction
  • All costs associated with the program are covered by MYSA
  • Supportive volunteer environment
  • Satisfaction of seeing young refugee women reach their full potential by completing the driving hours, successfully achieving their P1 licence and obtaining meaningful employment

You can register your interest to volunteer in the program by contacting Kirsty Howlett below or on 8212 0085.