Volunteering - Victoria

Are you looking to make a difference in your local community?

We are a volunteer-run organisation dedicated to assisting the most vulnerable within our communities, and we are looking for people like you to join us in our ‘Good Works’. 

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s (Vinnies Victoria) 12,000+ committed team of volunteers assist people around the state through Good Works such as:

  • Vinnies Soup Vans
  • Home visitation also called (Conference Membership)  
  • Vinnies Retail Shops 
  • Education programs 
  • Welfare Call Centre
  • Bushfire Call Centre
  • No Interest Home Loans
  • Home Assist 
  • Transport and Distribution Centre 

We simply couldn't provide these services without our volunteers and the huge contributions they make to provide critical support in their local communities.

Why volunteer with Vinnies Victoria?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and work together to bring hope and support to more than 300,000 Victorians each year. You will be working toward a common purpose with a respected global not-for-profit organisation and with like-minded individuals. 

Please register your interest 

For now, our critical services will remain true to the Society's mission, while also keeping the health and wellbeing of our members, volunteers and employees top of mind.

  • Our Welfare Call Centres are open.
  • Our Conferences are making visits to deliver food and other assistance.
  • Our Vinnies Soup Vans are out in the evenings delivering food parcels.
  • Our Vinnies Shops are open where they are still able.
  • Our Vinnies NILS (No Interest Loans Scheme) team are still taking calls.
  • Our Bushfire Assistance service continues to help people impacted by Victoria's recent fires.

Yes, our services are a little different at the moment but we are still providing assistance to people and communities in need, just as we have throughout our long history in Victoria. 

We know that once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will need your help more than ever across other areas of Good Works. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering to register to volunteer now or for the future. 
Once we receive your application, we will be in contact with you within 48 hours. 

Current volunteer positions available

For further information about the ways you can volunteer with Vinnies Victoria, please call 1300 736 933 or email 

Please note: Prior to engaging in any volunteer activity you will be required to complete a  National Criminal History Check and current Working with Children Check and may also include reference checking and a medical (applicable for driver and jockey roles only). All costs associated with these checks are covered by St Vincent de Paul Society.