From the 1st February, Vinnies Doorknock Appeal volunteers will be hitting the pavements for the entire month to raise much needed funds for the Society's services that provide immediate and long-term assistance to people with urgent and ongoing needs.

The Vinnies February Doorknock Appeal has been running for over 31 years and is successful because of the dedicated volunteers who donate their time each year, and the generosity of the Canberra community.

Last year’s Appeal raised $283,000 which enabled the Society to continue to provide support to disadvantaged Canberrans. Each year the Society provides over $778,000 worth of assistance to over 3,000 people in the ACT alone.

The areas which relied most on the Society’s assistance in the last financial year were Gungahlin, Calwell, Charnwood and Narrabundah. These are also the areas which garner a lot of support during the Doorknock Appeal, raising over $67,000 between them in 2017.

Each year Vinnies puts a call out to the community for volunteers. Last year they had over 1,238 people doorknocking and covering 55% percent of Canberra households. This year the aim is to cover 70% and therefore 1,600 volunteers are needed. Doorknock volunteering is really simple and flexible, you get given an area of about 40-50 houses and it takes no more than 2 hours to complete. It is something you can easily do with a friend, your children or by yourself whenever suits you.

If you would like to volunteer, please call our Doorknock coordinator on (02) 6234 7347 or email with:

  • the suburb(s) you would like to doorknock in
  • your contact details
  • the best time to contact you

If you are unable to volunteer but would like to make a financial contribution, you can do so from the 1st February via our Appeals page.

If you would like to learn more about the work and services Vinnies provides, please visit Our Impact page.