SHINE for Kids is the only charitable organisation in Australia that provides practical support and advocates on behalf of children of prisoners and their families, who are a powerless and marginalised group. Through the provision of support services across NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland, we work to ensure that the next generation of children avoids serving time in the criminal justice system.

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  • Volunteer Support (Volunteer position)

    Volunteer Support (Volunteer position) Location: North Parramatta Time required: 2 -3 days a week SHINE for Kids is the only national charity to provide services to support children and young people from infancy through to reaching adulthood at 18, our programs operate in secure, open custody, and transitional correctional facilities throughout NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD, and encompass: Mentoring Casework ...

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  • Campaign Administration Support Volunteer

    The Role We are seeking Campaign Administration Support Volunteer to help our business development team. SHINE for Kids is the only national charity to provide services to support children and young people from infancy through to reaching adulthood at 18, our programs operate in secure, open custody, and transitional correctional facilities throughout NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD, ...

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  • Ride By Your Side Program

    Job purpose Ride By Your Side involves transporting and mentoring a child or young person for a 12-month period whilst their mother is in prison. It is specifically targeted to children and young people who would otherwise not be able to maintain contact with their mother. The Program ensures that the mother and child bond is ...

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  • Children’s Supported Transport Service Volunteer VIC

    This role provides transport and supports children so they can maintain a close relationship with their imprisoned parent(s). The SHINE for Kids Transport Program is specifically targeted to those children who would otherwise not be able to maintain contact.

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  • Administration Assistant Volunteer NSW

    Administration assistance and project work.

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  • STAND as One Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program

    As a mentor, you will be matched with a young person in the juvenile justice system where you will assist them with their transitional period back into the community. Through early intervention and as a positive, committed role model, you will give a young person support and the opportunity they need to break the cycle.

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  • Become a Mentor for the Veterans Young Offender Mentoring Program

    SHINE for Kids is recruiting volunteers for a new youth mentoring program. Funded by the NSW Department of Justice, the program is seeking veterans aged 24 years or older as mentors. The program will run in Metro Sydney, Western Sydney and the Mid North Coast.

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  • Prison Invisits Program Volunteer – Junee

    Location: Junee Correctional Complex. Time required: Weekends and Public Holidays. Volunteering in the Prison Invisits Program includes facilitating activities/games for children during visiting hours with their parent in prison, with a focus on making the visits environment more child-friendly. Volunteers hold a valuable role in ensuring that children have a positive experience during these visits ...

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  • Prison Invisits Program Volunteer NSW

    Locations: Various throughout NSW – Silverwater, Parklea, Windsor, Long Bay, Bathurst, Cessnock, Wellington, Junee, Kempsey, Goulburn, Nowra. Time required: Weekends and public holidays. Volunteers assist our workers in facilitating activities/games for children during visiting hours, ensuring that children have a positive experience during these visits with their family.

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