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.