• We are seeking a number of volunteers for this opportunity
  • This opportunity will see you volunteering at a local school in the Frankston area
  • Minimum 12 months commitment to mentoring relationship 1 hour per week is required


Founded in 1982, SHINE for Kids has provided crucial support to children and young people with incarcerated parents and/or relatives for over 35 years. The invisible victims of crime, children experience significant psychological trauma and impact on their emotional and social development as a result of their parent’s imprisonment.

The only national charity to provide services to support children and young people from infancy to adulthood, SHINE for Kids programs operate in secure, open custody, and transitional correctional facilities throughout NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD.

SHINE’s programs are designed to provide support and positive opportunities to reduce the likelihood of children transitioning into child protection and justice systems, help avoid family fragmentation and intergenerational offending, and to reduce both juvenile and adult recidivism.

The RISE Education Program provides students who have an incarcerated parent with a dedicated mentor who will provide them with support in the classroom for a 12 month period. The program aims to increase school attendance, educational outcomes, self-esteem and decrease antisocial behaviour and school suspensions.

By becoming a positive role model to a student in need, you are ensuring they don’t just survive a difficult time in their life but that they thrive.



  • Current Working with Children Check (or willingness to apply)
  • Current Drivers Licence (travel around Frankston area)
  • Criminal History Records Check (organised by SHINE for Kids)
  • Education or Community Services experience preferred

Our organisation undertakes several screening processes to help us to create a safer organisation for children and young people we support.


For more details on the role, please find the full position description available here: Position and Job Description – RISE Education Program Mentor Volunteer Frankston and Brimbank – Rev 4.0


If this volunteering opportunity is what you are looking for and you are able to make the required commitments, please submit your expression of interest to join our volunteer team now and help make a world of difference.


Everyone at SHINE for Kids from Executive to volunteers take seriously our commitment and responsibility to safeguarding children and young people across all our programs and services in a supportive environment that is caring, safe, nurturing, free from bullying, abuse, exploitation and neglect.

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