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.

Or see our vacancies for paid employment

  • 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’ Volunteer Mentor NSW

    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 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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