The St Nicholas’ Young Carers Program aims to provide a place of belonging for young people (aged 9-17 years) who have a caring role in their family, offering a place to connect with others who share relatable life experiences and engage with positive adult role models.

How we help?

We offer free respite activities and holiday programs, allowing young people the opportunity to build social confidence and life-long resilience, explore new experiences in a “safe-to-fail” environment and, most importantly, to have fun!

Who do we support?

  • Young carers aged 9-14 years
  • Nick's Teens young carers aged 15-17 years

St Nick’s events

  • Weekend activities once a month (approximately 3 hours)
  • Holiday Camps (4 days 3 nights) in the July and January school holidays
  • Nick's Teens 2 overnight camps a year (May and November)

How to get involved with St Nick’s

  1. Contact Vinnies Youth Team on
  2. Complete the referral form
  3. You will be contacted by a Youth Liaison Officer
  4. You will receive information about upcoming events

Contact our team

Sign up to volunteer with St Nick’s

Activities and camps are run by a group of dedicated young adults supported by the Vinnies Youth Team.

Sign up to volunteer

How can I find out more about St Nick’s?

For more information please contact the Vinnies Youth Team
Phone: (02) 6234 7321