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Giving kids a break

Welcome to Jennifer Duncan

Time for Kids’ new CEO

After an extensive recruitment process, Time for Kids  is pleased to welcome Jennifer Duncan as the new CEO at Time for Kids. 

Jennifer took up the appointment on the 5th of September.


Jennifer has twenty years’ experience within the not-for-profit and higher education sectors, including, but not limited to: youth affairs,  family services, social inclusion in education, policy development and social advocacy.  She holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation through the Leaders Institute of South Australia.


Time for Kids is impressed with the skills and experience Jennifer brings to the role, attributes which are necessary to TFK’s ongoing success, and the expansion of its service offer to help more children in need.


Jennifer is excited by the opportunity to join Time for Kids in this pivotal, leadership role.


"The organisation’s history of achievement over more than 50 years is remarkable,” said Jennifer.


"Since 1960, Time for Kids has supported over 4800 South Australian children to transform their lives. 


"I look forward to working with the Time for Kids Board, staff and its many wonderful volunteer carers and mentors as we continue to grow the numbers of children who benefit from this life-changing service."

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Time for Kids helps disadvantaged children and young people by matching them with volunteer carers or mentors on a regular part-time basis, usually one weekend or day a month, or during school holidays.

We aim to give children access to opportunities, positive role models, useful lessons for later in life, acceptance, respect and care. Children have a much needed break from what can often be a stressful home life.

Since 1960, we have helped more than 4700 South Australian children and their families.

Our philosophy is simple: sharing time can change a life.

If you share our belief that every child deserves to know they are valued and that their future can be bright, we'd love you to join us.

Contact us to help change the direction of a child's life.


Please support the wonderful organisations who support Time for Kids. Together, we can make a world of difference for kids in need in South Australia.

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'Research has shown that caring, mentoring relationships can result in children at risk of delinquency deal better with adolescence and developing into more self-reliant and responsible adults. This is essentially what Time for Kids has been doing for more than five decades.'


Professor Mark Halsey

        Criminal Justice Program, Flinders University

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News and Events

Award-winning theatre to raise awareness of Time for Kids

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Join Time for Kids and Bluefruit Theatre at the VIP opening night for Orphans on 8 November, 2013.

Bluefruit Theatre is staging the award-winning play, Orphans, from 7-23 November. Bluefruit Theatre has selected Time for Kids to collaborate in delivering a night at the theatre with a social purpose.

Commencing with our VIP opening night on 8 November, Bluefruit Theatre will promote Time for Kids' many years' work helping disadvantaged children in South Australia and support our fundraising efforts. Celebrate this unique partnership by joining us on the VIP opening night. Tickets for this event are only $65 and include complimentary drinks, nibbles, a chance to meet the cast, some great raffle prizes and much more! To book your tickets visit http://www.trybooking.com/DTDX


Create your own Time for Kids

supporter page with Everyday Hero

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Time for Kids has partnered with Everyday Hero to make it even easier to support Time for Kids. If you have a great fundraising idea or you're planning to participate in a major event like the City to Bay, drop by the site to create your own fundraising page. You can post photos and updates, and easily keep your supporters updated through direct links to Facebook and Twitter. 

Thank you to Everyday Heroes!!

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Meet NAB Employees Tony, Emma and David  and support them to reach their $10K target. They will Skydive to help kids in SA. 

To support them just click here and remember every little bit helps! 

Time for Kids success featured in Australian Institute of Criminology report

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The AIC has conducted a review of Australian Crime & Violence Award winners, which you can read about here. Since Time for Kids won the award in 2009 for 'Mentors Matter', our mentoring program continues to go from strength to strength and has changed many young lives for the better.