Volunteers - L2P Mentor

Position description for the L2P Mentor Volunteer role.
Position title:  L2P Mentor
Division: Community Life
Department:  Community Development
Reports to:  L2P Project Officer
Date:  June 2016

Our L2P Mentors assist learner drivers (16 – 21 years) who have no access to a car or a supervising driver to get 120 hours of supervised driving experience. They develop and maintain purposeful, empowering, supportive and ongoing relationships with young people throughout this time.

Position responsibilities

Key responsibilities:

  1. Act in the role of a supervising driver and help a young person build up 120 hours of driving experience prior to going for their Probationary Licence.
  2. Meet with the mentee (learner driver) with whom they have been matched for a minimum of one hour per week.
  3. Liaise with the learner driver and make bookings for driving sessions.
  4. Inform the coordinator of any car maintenance issues.
  5. Ensure that the car is left tidy at the end of each session and that the petrol gauge is not below ¼ tank.
  6. Build a positive relationship with the mentee, providing friendship and non judgmental support to the young person.
  7. Provide regular feedback to the Project Officer.
  8. Adhere to L2P Volunteer Procedures, Code of Conduct and to all Council’s policies and procedures relevant to this position.


Our values represent who we are and who we aspire to be. They are the tools to create the workplace culture we want. We are all accountable for this.

  • Respect and encourage each other
  • Create a healthy and safe environment for all
  • Embrace new ideas and better ways to work
  • Make people the centre of our business

Risk management and Occupational Health & Safety responsibilities:

  • Understand and comply with Council OHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements relevant to the position.
  • Perform work in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Ensure behaviour does not discriminate, bully or harass others.
  • Take responsibility for own safety and that of others.
  • Proactively report any incidents, injuries, hazards or unsafe work practices.

The following general physical and functional requirements may apply to this position. Specific physical requirements will be attached if applicable.

  • Manual handling tasks.
  • Prolonged periods of inactivity, for example: sitting.
  • Long / short distance travel between sites.
  • Dealing with difficult clients and situations

Key selection criteria

  1. A current full Victorian Drivers' Licence.
  2. A current satisfactory Driver History Report.
  3. Good communication skills, including a willingness to listen and learn.
  4. Ability to motivate and inspire.
  5. Flexibility and patience.
  6. Pleasant personality and good personal presentation.
  7. Ability to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for a minimum of 12 months.
  8. Ability to attend booked driving session.
  9. Be able to safely carry out all duties and responsibilities of the role.
  10. Current Working with Children Check.
  11. Satisfactory National Police Records Check (issued within the last 6 months).
  12. Be able to safely carry out all duties and responsibilities of the role.


A Mentor should be available to volunteer weekly for one hour. The mentor may choose a suitable time to undertake driving sessions in negotiation with the coordinator and their mentee. The car can be accessed 7 days a week between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm.

Additional information

  • You will need to supply the details of two referees - 1 personal referee and 1 professional referee if you have been employed within the last 5 years. Please supply names and contact details on your application form.
  • The City of Greater Geelong provides personal injury cover under our Personal Injury Insurance and therefore volunteers can work up to 90 years of age.
  • Animals and/or children cannot accompany volunteers.
  • It is vital that volunteers do not discuss their own or a mentee’s personal issues or home situations with anyone. Any issues regarding your own or a mentee’s health or wellbeing should reported to the Project Officer.
  • You will participate in regular supervision sessions, including an annual review.
  • Mentor training is provided by VicRoads. Training is 10 hours in total and all sessions must be attended.
  • A 4 star ANCAP rated vehicle is provided for use in the program. Mentor vehicles are not to be used for the purpose of the program.
  • There are 2 cars located centrally in Geelong and 1 in Corio.
  • The City of Greater Geelong provides comprehensive motor vehicle insurance on the L2P cars.
  • Any costs associated with Police checks, Working with Children Checks or Driver History Reports will be covered by the City of Greater Geelong.

How to apply

Applications for this position should be submitted using our on-line form:

Register to become a volunteer 

Need to know more...

If you require further information regarding this position, please contact the L2P Project Officer on 03 5272 4011.

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