Vinnies Youth

Vinnies Youth is a relatively broad term used to encompass the inspiring young people aged 18-35 years who every day share their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of people doing it tough.  Vinnies Youth help coordinate and assist in a number of programs and events as well as volunteering for various Vinnies' services.

How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact Vinnies Youth by phone (08) 8112 8700 or email

Current Programs and activities


Vinnies Youth runs events throughout the year aimed specifically at supporting volunteers on their journey.   Our focus to date has been to bring people together in a more social setting, however we are keen to offer opportunities for volunteers to learn more about social justice issues and other works of the Society.

Fred’s Van Meal Service

Fred’s Van is a food service for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and marginalisation in Adelaide.

There are three Youth teams who are part of the Fred’s Van family and provide an additional service in the City CBD location every Monday night.  Each team is rostered for service every three weeks only.

Can I volunteer for this service?
Yes, however there are limited vacancies for the Monday night service.  You may wish to consider joining one of the groups in your local area or adding your name to the wait list.

Fred’s Van offers many opportunities to volunteers, all of which only require a few hours a month.  You can also donate food and/or blankets, volunteer in the Fred’s Van team helping to prepare and serve the food, or donate funds to provide meals from Fred’s Van.

How can I find out more?
For more information on Fred's Van please contact our Co-ordinator on (08) 8112 8720.