YP Community Transport relies on volunteers who choose to give their time, energy, skills and experience to help others. Volunteers bring with them expertise, life skills, a broad and varied knowledge base. Their diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and levels of ability reflect the Yorke Peninsula community we serve.
A mutual obligation exists between YP Community Transport and its volunteers. We listen and learn how to best support them in their vital work. We recognise and reward voluntary effort. Volunteers do not replace paid staff. Like our employees, volunteers can expect safe, meaningful work and well-managed workplaces with clearly stated rules, rights and responsibilities.
Legal safeguards are in place to protect volunteers carrying out their duties. We trust the sensitivity and discretion of volunteers and their regard for confidentiality. We ensure volunteers are adequately and promptly reimbursed or subsidised for expenses incurred in the course of their volunteer work.
We are committed to complying with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.
The process to become an accredited Volunteer Driver for a Community Passenger Network in SA is controlled by the Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI), and costs you nothing.
On completion of the accreditation process, an Accredited Volunteer Driver permit will be issued by DPTI and is valid for 6 years.
YP Community Transport has a range of volunteering positions that do not require volunteers to drive or transport clients. Non-driving postitions include but are not limited to, companions, car washing, marketing and administration, and vehicle inspections.
Non-driving volunteers are still required to go through a recruitment process, though it can be much quicker than the accredited driving process.
Policies and procedures guide all aspects of work at YP Community Transport
In our continuous effort to improve our service, we welcome your feedback and thoughts. All feedback is taken seriously and handled confidentially.
YPCT actively complies with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.