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Buddies Days

Buddies Day Program

Learning through activities and connection for primary school-aged children.

Learn More About Our Buddies Day Program 

Are you looking for a fun way to engage primary school students? We are passionate about providing opportunities for kids to grow.

Vinnies Youth Buddies Days are one of our youth programs run by volunteers aged 16+ who coordinate a day of activities for primary school kids aged 8 to 12 years. Our Big Buddies provide a wonderful opportunity for young people who need support to connect, build friendships, and find positive role models. 

Our Buddies Day Program aims to give primary school aged children: 

  • a sense of belonging, 
  • social connection and friendships, 
  • positive role models to support and guide them, and 
  • a safe, fun, and inclusive day out. 

Our Buddies Days are held once a month and activities can include craft days, science days, sports days, excursions in the local area, and more.

Kids doing Vinnies Buddies Day activity

Are You Eligible?

Kids doing Vinnies Buddies Day crafts

How To Apply

“I really enjoy going to Buddies. I like the attention I get from the leaders and I like the fun activities we do. I love that I feel safe to talk to some of the leaders about things that I'm struggling with.”

- Buddies Day Participant, Aged 10
Buddies Day Volunteers posing with a sign

Looking To Volunteer?

To volunteer, you must be 16 years or older and be available to attend the Buddies Day Program once a month. You will also need to complete our mandatory volunteer training, undergo a police check, and have a Blue Card if you are over the age of 18.

“The youth programs that Vinnies runs are incredibly beneficial to kids and volunteers alike - We all have an awesome time the kids are able to be kids and volunteers learn all kinds of skills.”

- Kathryn, Buddies Day Volunteer