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Drive for Life aims at providing participants with supervised driving instruction, life mentoring, positive role models and needs based support to help each young person to develop life skills and safe driving practices while working towards getting their drivers licence in a supportive environment.
Our Drive for Life program provides;
Lessons with our Professional Driving Instructor
Fees apply for Driving Lessons conducted by our Professional Driving Instructor. Refer to program fees below.
If you are registered with a job or other referring agency, we encourage you discuss payment for your driving lessons with them directly.
Driving Assistance with a Volunteer Mentor
Students who have had Lessons with Drive for Life and have reached a sufficient level of competency, may then apply for referral to one of our Volunteer Driving Mentors for Driving Assistance.
Our Driving Assistance which includes use of our vehicles is offered as a FREE service to assist students reach the One Hundred and Twenty Hours of logged driving time required to be eligible for the Provisional Licence Test.
Eligibility criteria applies to this service. Refer to Entry Requirements below.
There are no entry requirements to purchase Lessons with our Professional Driving Instructor. Students must have obtained their Learners Permit from the NSW Roads and Maritime Service prior to commencing Lessons.
The Driving Assistance service is offered to young people who are disadvantaged and do not have the means to obtain their licence by themselves. Examples of this may be no access to a vehicle, no driving mentor available, disability or other circumstances that make it more difficult to obtain their Licence. Applicants will be required to provide a ‘letter of support’ from a carer or support person which is to explain the applicant’s circumstances. Each application will be considered on merit.
Lessons with our instructor may start and finish at either of our Oasis Hamilton or Oasis Wyong sites. Alternatively, we can collect and return students from a pre-arranged location.
The same arrangements apply to Driving Assistance sessions with one of our mentors.
HOW TO APPLY
We are really passionate about helping disadvantaged young people to get their drivers licence. We provide a driving mentor program thanks to our volunteers who assist new drivers to obtain their 120 hours for their log books.
If you are interested in connecting with this program please complete the ASSESMENT FORM below.
You can either email, or bring in to us at:
OASIS CENTRAL COAST
Corner Hely Street and Anzac Avenue
Wyong NSW 2259
Or for more information, please call 02 4353 9799
Volunteer driving mentors are intrinsic to the success of the Drive For Life program. They provide on-going support and mentorship to program participants.
The volunteer mentor's primary role is to help the learner reach their 120 hours of supervised driving. As a mentor you will reinforce safe driving skills and ensure all road rules and regulations are followed.
However, the role of a mentor is much more than this - it is also about role modeling respectful communication, patience and setting clear boundaries. For many of the young people who will participate in this program may lack positive and stable relationships in their life. If you would like to volunteer with us as a mentor please follow this linkhttps://www.salvationarmy.org.au/oasiscentralcoast/get-involved/enquiry/
For more information please call (02) 02 4353 9799.