Volunteer’s contributions recognised

Youth on Wheels volunteer Kevin Davis has retired after contributing a massive 752 volunteer hours with the program. Mr Davis became a volunteer with the Grant District Council’s learner driver program in 2014, which assists young people to gain the required 75 hours of supervised driving to get their provisional driving licence.

Councillor Shirley Little recognised Mr Davis for his contribution to the program and extended council’s appreciation at a volunteer morning tea held recently at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex. “The Youth on Wheels program is so much more than just learning driving skills and providing a supervising driver, the program helps young people to increase their independence and access education and employment options,” she said. “Over the past seven years Kevin has played a huge part in the success of the program and we greatly valued his dedication and wish him the best in his retirement from the program.”

Council is currently recruiting for new Youth on Wheels volunteer mentor drivers for two one hour driving blocks per week. The program requires supervising drivers to have their full car licence for the past two years, complete satisfactory police and working with children’s checks and achieve competency in an on-road driving assessment.

Anyone interested in becoming a Youth on Wheel Volunteer can visit www.dcgrant.sa.gov.au/community/youthonwheels or contact council on (08) 8721 0444.

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