Vinnies Youth

Vinnies Youth

Get involved with thousands of youth and young adults around Australia who are making a real difference through Vinnies Youth.

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You can make a difference

The St Vincent de Paul Society started when 20-year-old Frederic Ozanam walked through the poorer areas of Paris on his way to university lectures. He decided to do something about it and make a difference in the lives of people in his community.

Today, Vinnies Youth brings together young people, youth and young adults to continue this legacy and the fight for a more just and compassionate society right across Australia.

Get involved with Vinnies

From primary school through high school, university and beyond, the Society offers young people the opportunity to volunteer, learn and lead while making a difference in their community.

By getting involved, you’ll be joining hundreds of school and youth groups across Australia working alongside Vinnies to grow the next generation of social justice advocates.

You’ll also be supporting the direct work Vinnies does every day to help people in our community who need it most.

So, what are you waiting for? Get involved today!

Join Vinnies Youth

Are you aged between 16 and 35 and want to join St Vincent de Paul Society? Or are you a young person looking for opportunities to volunteer or gain work experience?

Vinnies Youth is for you.

As a volunteer or member with Vinnies Youth, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to your local community, state initiatives and national programs, including:

Kids Day Out / Buddies Days

Kids camps

Home visitation

Tutoring and mentoring

Vinnies Shops

Soup vans

School engagements

Leadership training

You can also join a youth or traditional conference – a group of vibrant, talented and committed people who meet regularly to plan activities, reflect on social justice issues, pray and support each other through their work.

You and your friends can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people who are disadvantaged, marginalised or living in poverty, simply by finding out more. 

Many young Vinnies volunteers and members have used their skills learnt as part of Vinnies to help them go on and forge successful careers. 

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