Vinnies was founded by a 20 year old student named Frederic Ozanam. It was established by youth in the spirit of youth and this compassionate outlook, enthusiasm and vision continues today in Australia.
Vinnies Youth is the name for the inspiring young people who for the St Vincent de Paul Society Australia. There are thousands of young people who every day share their time, care for humanity and energy to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people around Australia.
Vinnies Youth is a broad term to encompass all ages and groups of volunteers including Young Adults, Young Vinnies (High School and Colleges) and Mini Vinnies (Primary Schools).
There are many exciting programs and activities happening in every state and territory, so why not see what you can do to enrich the lives of others and sign up to volunteer! You will find the experience of helping people rewarding, fun, invigorating and the best decision you will ever make!
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Please select from the 'Youth Menu' on the top left of this page, to take you to pages in the NEW VINNIES YOUTH site.
Mini Vinnies Little Book of Prayers
We have just printed our Mini Vinnies Little Book of Prayers - A collection of prayers and pictures written and created by Mini Vinnies groups and members from around NSW such as this one:
Prayer of Beauty
When I think of you I have so many things I would like to say.
Some people think of a man dressed all in white or someone who calls day and night.
I think of plants and the gorgeous red sun, or dolphins having so much fun.
One day my life will change and I will meet you in heaven.
Until then I’ll think of you.
Sarah, St Joseph’s School Mini Vinnies, Condobolin, NSW.
Copies of the Mini Vinnies Little Book of Prayers can be purchased for $3 each by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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