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Open Road driver training
Support a former refugee as they learn to drive by becoming a volunteer mentor.
Become a mentor to former refugees learning to drive
The Open Road resettlement driver training programme helps former refugees who have their Learner Licence. Having a driver's licence increases former refugees independence and helps them secure employment.
As a volunteer mentor, you'll teach a former refugee learner how to drive over a 12-16 week period.
We provide full training and ongoing support with a qualified driving instructor. After the training, you'll supervise a learner driver in a dual-control car.
Mentors must be at least 20 years old, have held a driver licence for at least 2 years, and be available for at least 30 hours over 12 weeks to supervise a learner driver.
By the end of the training, the person you're supporting will be ready to sit their restricted licence.