We could not operate without our volunteers
As a not-for-profit organisation operating on a small budget, SHINE for Kids would barely exist without the extraordinary work and commitment of our volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in the successful delivery of our programs and services to children and their carers.
The SHINE for Kids Volunteer Program currently has well over 300 volunteers statewide in NSW, with more involved with our Victorian, ACT and Queensland programs. Over the years our Volunteer Program has received significant industry awards and external recognition for the work our volunteers do.
Our volunteers bring to our organisation an incredible range of personal attributes, life experiences, skills and qualifications. Our Board of Management works in a voluntary capacity, as do the people assisting with our Prison Invisits Program, Child/Parent Activity Days, Community Mentoring, Stand As One, Colourful Dreaming, Veterans Young Offenders Mentoring Program and many others.
All volunteers are interviewed and screened to ensure their suitability, and not all volunteer applications are accepted.