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.
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.Read more »
Administration assistance and project work.Read more »
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.Read more »
Location: Kariong, NSW North Coast. Join our best-practice volunteer program and mentor a young person in the juvenile justice system. Mentoring helps the young person through the transition back into the community to prevent reoffending. Ongoing training and support is provided to SHINE for Kids mentors.Read more »
Location: Silverwater Correctional Complex. Time required: 5 hours, weekends. Volunteers are needed to help run our ongoing weekend BBQ fundraising program at Silverwater Correctional Complex, Saturday and/or Sunday 9:00am–1:00pm. As well as raising money for SHINE for Kids the barbecue raises the profile of the Shine Café and our organisation.Read more »
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.Read more »