Volunteers

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.

Our commitment

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 subsidiesed for expenses incurred in the course of their volunteer work.

We are committed to complying with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

We value our volunteer drivers

Volunteer Drivers have…

  • a few hours spare each month
  • empathy for aged, disabled and transport disadvantaged people
  • good driving skills
  • pleasure in meeting and interacting with people
  • completed the driver accreditation process.

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.

Non-Driving Volunteers

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.

Support for volunteers

Policies and procedures guide all aspects of work at YP Community Transport

  • In depth induction and orientation process;
  • Meetings and social events – 3 regional meetings each year for volunteer groups allow opportunities for volunteers to meet other drivers in their region and discuss issues of importance. This included 2 social gatherings and a structured AGM.
  • Newsletters- quarterly newsletters keep volunteers informed.
  • Friendly staff to support volunteers, share in their joy, celebrate achievements and work through issues.

Thinking of volunteering? Want more information?

Call us on 1300 132 932 or complete the enquiry form below.

Have a question? Need more information? Want to provide feedback or make a complaint?

Talk to us for the cost of a local call or complete the enquiry form below:

1300 132 932

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.