How much time commitment is required to be a volunteer?
With such a wide range of services and programs to be involved in, there is something to suit all commitment levels from; weekly, monthly, quarterly, or ad-hoc volunteering. The Society recognises that the level of involvement volunteers can commit to will vary depending on their personal circumstances such as; study, work, and family commitments. Members and volunteers are also supported to adjust their commitment as their personal circumstances change.
What support is provided to volunteers?
To ensure the safety and support of our volunteers Vinnies provides training in; Society programs, Workplace Health and Safety, Child protection, as well as social and formation opportunities such as; retreats, festival days, and more!
Do volunteers have to be Catholic?
No. While the Society is a Catholic lay organisation, we welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs who support our mission to help the poor and marginalised.
Who do Vinnies volunteers help?
The Society’s members and volunteers help anyone in need, regardless of their background, culture, religion or political opinion. One of the principle tenets of the Society is to meet people where they are; be it in their home, in hospital, in detention, or on the street.