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SHINE for Kids
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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 and Parenting • Supported Transport • Onsite Engagement Facilitation including Child and Family Centres and supported prison visits • Aboriginal Program • Educational Support • Carer Support

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

Duties and Responsibilities: • Processing all the EOI and manage volunteer enquires in a timely manner • Following up on all submissions with each centre and program managers • Ensuring the volunteer database and records is correctly maintained and updated in a timely manner • Assist with reference checks • Assist with completing relevant checks (like a police check, CSNSW paperwork, working with children check etc) • Assisting with forstering relationships with volunteer peak bodies or other forums where SHINE for Kids volunteering opportunities may be best promoted. • Assist with recruiting volunteers and posting adverts where appropiate • Ensuring that volunteer recruitment, exiting and attendances are recorded accurately maitained on a regular basis • Assisting with the Quarterly volunteer newsletter • Assisting with updating existing position description