Get Involved!

Become a Driving Mentor

The Open Road Driver Training Programme helps former refugees who are working towards their Restricted or Full Licence. Having a driver's licence contributes to successful settlement in many ways like:

  • Increased independence
  • Transporting children to and from school
  • Securing employment
  • Social engagement and connection


Over the past 3 years we have supported over 600 former refugees to sit and pass their test.

Get involved!

Full training and induction with a qualified driving instructor is provided.
After the training you will supervise a learner driver in a dual-control car over a 12 - 16 week period or until they are ready to sit the test.

Driving Mentor Criteria

  • All driving mentors must have a Full NZ Licence and have been driving for 2 years or more
  • All driving mentors must agree to a "Fit & Proper Person" Police check
  • Mentors are required to commit to 2 x 1 hours practice sessions per week with with their Learner
  • All driving mentors will need a good level of English
  • All mentors will be expected to abide by the rules and guidelines of the programme