Pit Stop

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About Pit Stop

Pit Stop is a strengths-based re-engagement program offering young people the opportunity to work on small engines and cars under the guidance of volunteer industry professionals.

Pit Stop aims to increase work and life skills, improve mental health and increase connection for young people within the community while better connecting them to opportunities through bridging social capital. This community initiative also works with at-risk young people as an early intervention model to re-engage them at school.

“Students who are involved at pitstop have better attendance at school” School Principal.

Active business partners and supporters
Schools and agencies participating
Students engaged since opening in 2021

Data period: January 2021 - March 2024. Note: Pit Stop was not operating for extended periods during Covid and after the floods

See our Pit Stop initiative in action

Bike & Scooter Muster

The Muster involves rounding up unused bikes and scooters and giving them a second life. Donated items are refurbished, repaired and made ready for their next adventure!

Repaired bikes and scooters are delivered to schools and individuals in our region, and provide opportunities for young people to get outdoors and be active, and be independent.

The Bike and Scooter Muster is currently at capacity and has a hold on accepting donations.

We thank My Ride, Leading Edge and Southern Cross Austereo for supporting this program.

Interested in volunteering at Pit Stop?

Lighthouse offers a range of volunteering opportunities including at Pit Stop. Our volunteers are required to register with Lighthouse Crew to be notified of upcoming volunteering opportunities. Click below for further information.

Meet the Pit Stop team


Sarah Norris

Secondary & Transitions

M: 0461 370 140 


Mat Golding

Pit Stop Coordinator

M: 0427 858 173


Chris Windsor

Project Worker

Pit Stop offers one-off school excursions through to regular workshops during the school term and can cater for individual students through to an entire class. Pit Stop operates three days a week, Tuesdays to Thursdays. For further information phone 0419 555 939.

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters

  • Wodonga Tafe – DECA
  • Built Construction
  • Burson's
  • Foott Waste
  • Grinter Mechanical
  • Programmed
  • Byer Electrical
  • Bowens
  • Codger Lures
  • Field and Game Australia  
  • Leading Edge  
  • Southern Cross Austereo (SCA)
  • B & Co. Projects
  • Luke McCluskey Heating & Cooling
  • Ryan Schlabach RX Electrical and Data
  • Shepparton Workwear and Safety
  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Grinters Mechanical
  • VIC Police
  • My Ride
  • Jim Andreadis
  •  FRRR, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • CMV Truck and Bus
  • Toyota Shepparton

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Email:  info@gslp.com.au

Office phone: 0419 555 939

Office location: 7715A GV Hwy, Kialla, VIC. 3631

Postal address: PO Box 924, Shepparton VIC 3632