Become a Volunteer Driver or Volunteer Owner Driver & join STAR's Transport Team

STAR is looking for new drivers to join our Transport Team to assist with the growing demand of affordable client transport services.

Volunteer Drivers and Volunteer Owner Drivers assist STAR in providing convenient and affordable door-to-door transport services within our community - to our elderly, to our frail, and to people with a disability.

STAR Transport helps people to attend medical and social appointments, as well as transport for also every day tasks, such as shopping. 

Get to know more about the role. Meet a STAR Owner-Driver, Di Thompson.

It is important to STAR that their drivers provide the highest possible level of safety and service to their clients at all times. Training will be provided to all drivers. 

Volunteer Drivers are needed in the Redlands and Ipswich areas. Volunteer Drivers use STAR's Fleet vehicles and receive a reimbursement for out of pocket expenses - $15 for ½ day (4 hours) or $30 or a full day (between 7-8 hrs).

Volunteer Owner Drivers are needed in Redlands, South Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba and Warwick. Volunteer Owner Drivers use their own vehicle and are subject to the requirements listed:

  • vehicles must be under 10 years of age and suitable for the loading and unloading of seniors and people with mobility issues e.g. some large 4WDs may not be appropriate. 
  • must have comprehensive and compulsory third party insurance applicable to the class of vehicle.
  • vehicles must undergo services every 6 months (and provide proof of same)

Volunteer Owner Drivers are reimbursed the standard ATO rate of .78c per km (non-taxable).

This is a Centrelink approved activity.

While providing transport services, all drivers must:

  • have current First Aid and CPR certificates (STAR will assist with these)
  • hold an open Driver's license
  • comply with all provisions of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 of Queensland.
  • have a 0.00% blood alcohol level while operating the vehicle. 
  • comply with all relevant organisational policies and procedures.
  • be able to use a smart tablet for navigation purposes (Google Maps) 
  • be willing to undergo training
  • undertake a National Police Check and NDIS Workers' Screening Check (previously a Yellow Card). STAR will assist successful applicants to obtain these at no cost to you
  • have a current flu vaccination

This is a Centrelink approved activity.

STAR offers flexible hours - you can volunteer for a few hours, a half day or a whole day. 

Please note we aim to recruit volunteers who are able to make a commitment to the organisation of 3-6 months. In return STAR will provide full training and support, flexibility and a friendly supportive environment.

Interested? Please complete our online registration form and email Volunteering Redlands with your resume or brief outline of your work/life experience, plus contact details for two referees.