What is Vinnies Youth?

Vinnies Youth run a variety of programs that target the needs of disadvantaged young people aged 8 to 15 years. The programs provide young people with the opportunity to experience educational and recreational activities in a safe environment, a chance to learn basic life skills like teamwork, and the opportunity to feel proud of themselves, all while having a heap of fun.

Programs and activities include:

Camps - Vinnies Youth volunteers plan and run Kids Camps for 8 to 12 year olds and Teen Camps for 13 – 15 year olds.  The camps range in length from four to five days and are aimed at providing fun, recreational activities for disadvantaged young people within a safe and encouraging environment.

Homework Centre - aims to improve the education of children aged 8 to 12 years who are struggling with their schoolwork.  The program runs weekly throughout the school term and provides students with a nutritious afternoon tea and one-on-one assistance with their homework.

Events - Vinnies Youth runs events throughout the year aimed specifically at supporting volunteers on their journey. Events are a chance for volunteers to learn more about social justice issues and the work of the Society, and to develop an understanding of the spirituality of the Society.  They are also a great way to stay connected with the Society and other volunteers, and to learn about further volunteering opportunities beyond Vinnies Youth.

Can I volunteer for Vinnies Youth?

Being a Vinnies Youth Volunteer is a truly life changing experience for both the volunteer and people they assist. Vinnies Youth is a Child Safe organisation and volunteers must comply with the following process:

• Be over 16 years of age
• Complete a Volunteer Application Form
• Complete a Working with Children Check
• Complete a National Police Clearance
• Attend program specific training that is provided by the Society
• Abide by the ethos and standards of the St Vincent de Paul Society
• Be positive and ready to have a good time

Watch our video here to learn more about volunteering with Vinnies Youth.

To register your interest email youth@svdpwa.org.au.

How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Vinnies Youth by phone (08) 6323 7500 or email youth@svdpwa.org.au