Volunteers and Students

Shine Bright EYM welcome all volunteers and students, being involved in our team can help you in the following ways:

  • Introduction to industry
  • Help support and guide your new Early Years Career
  • Refresh / step back into industry
  • Help out with your local kindergarten (Retired applicants or anyone with a couple of spare hours)
  • Opportunity in building great relationship with children of today and your local community

If you have an Early Years qualifications and would be interested in joining our Relief team please refer to our Induction/Relief

Students (Work experience or Placement)

Please contact an Early Years Advisor in your region as listed below, so that they can put you in contact with your preferred Shine Bright Kindergarten to arrange a suitable time to meet our Educational Leader and confirm suitable work experience or placement dates.

Bendigo:
Janelle Wanden
Janelle.wanden@shinebright.org.au

Campaspe:
Shirley Burrell
shirley.burrell@shinebright.org.au

Swan Hill:
Wendy Irving
wendy.irving@shinebright.org.au

Please complete relevant sections of Application for volunteer and student form and submit to elly.uren@shinebright.org.au.
When you attend the kindergarten for the first time staff will run through our Students and Volunteers Induction with you, please retain a copy of this paperwork and submit to elly.uren@shinebright.org.au.
Please note: Secondary Students are NOT required to have a Working with Children’s Card, Tertiary Students ARE required to have a current Working with Children’s Card voluntary or employment.

If you have any questions on the above please contact Elly at elly.uren@shinebright.org.au

Approval of application is required prior to commencing at the Kindergarten. Confirmation  will be provided to the  student and Kindergarten.
Additional Educational documentation will be required at the Kindergarten.

Volunteers

To be classified as a Volunteer, you must be willing to volunteer for a minimum of 3 days.
Please contact your preferred Shine Bright Kindergarten to arrange a suitable time to meet and greet our Nominated Supervisor  to confirm suitable days to volunteer.
Please complete relevant sections of Application for volunteer and student form and submit to elly.uren@shinebright.org.au.
Please note: Volunteers ARE required to have a current Working with Children’s Card, voluntary or employment and 3 x references contact details – refer to application section
If you have any questions on the above please contact Elly at elly.uren@shinebright.org.au
Approval of application is required prior to commencing at the Kindergarten. Confirmation will be provided  to the volunteer and Kindergarten.

Covid-19 vaccination will be made a requirement of work for staff in schools and early childhood settings. In order to work, all staff in schools and early childhood services will be required to have a first dose by 18 October or have a booking within one week, with full vaccination required by 29 November unless a medical exemption applies – including in government and non-government schools and all types of early childhood and care settings. Evidence of vaccintation will be required and must also be sent to Elly at elly.uren@shinebright.org.au

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