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Volunteering - Victoria

To volunteer, please call 1300 736 933 or email volunteer@svdp-vic.org.au

As a volunteer-run organisation, the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society is largely carried out by members of the community who generously give their time to help others.

Vinnies volunteers provide critical support in the local community.

Volunteers can assist by undertaking roles in the following areas:

  • Vinnies Shops
    Vinnies Shops provide furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need and are being assisted by conference members. Our shops are also a valuable resource for people on low incomes, enabling them to buy quality clothing, furniture and other household items at an affordable price. Becoming a volunteer in one of the shops offers opportunities in a wide variety of roles including sales, goods maintenance, displaying goods in the store or assisting with furniture collection.
  • Tutoring Program
    A homework tutoring program using volunteer tutors operates in the Dandenong area on Saturday mornings during school terms. Tutoring focusing on numeracy, literacy and social skills. The program caters for children who are unable to access private tuition. The majority of the students will be from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, including some of refugee origin.
  • Compeer
    The Compeer Program recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide regular, friendly companionship for people living with mental health issues (companions). To find out more information click here.
  • Conferences
    Conference members visit people in their homes and help to find the most appropriate response to the person’s or family’s needs. Becoming a volunteer in this role involves being a supportive listener and may also include providing food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs, information and advocacy. Victoria’s conferences meet on a regular basis and work closely with St Vincent de Paul Society's Vinnies Shops to provide assistance.

To register your interest in volunteering with the St Vincent de Paul Society, please click here and complete this form

For further information about the any of the ways you can volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society, please call 1300 736 933 or email volunteer@svdp-vic.org.au