Youth and Schools WA

Vinnies WA Youth Service

We aim to strengthen our relationship with young people and offer the opportunity to learn through our engagement with Primary and Secondary Schools and Youth Vincentian Committee.

We encourage teachers to champion a Mini Vinnies or Secondary School Conference advocacy group in their school community. These groups connect student core learning outcomes with meaningful experiences focused on social justice issues, whilst thinking innovatively about how to provide much needed support and assistance to people in need in our local communities.

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Vinnies Christmas Appeal – School Resources

We invite your school to join us in participating in the 2023 Vinnies Christmas Appeal - learn, engage and act, and make a real difference in the lives of those we support this Christmas.

Primary Schools - Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies is a group of primary school students that want to become volunteers, advocates and fundraisers within their school and local community.

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Mini Vinnies are empowered to put their faith into action and meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.

To get your school involved, check out the Mini Vinnies Starter Kit.

Secondary Schools - Young Vinnies

Secondary School Conference Groups are a great introduction into the St Vincent de Paul Society, allowing members to experience its ethos, while developing leadership skills.

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Put your faith into action by actively coordinating volunteer driven projects, events and initiatives that allow students to reflect on the needs in their community, help develop empathy, compassion and understanding with their fellow students, and share their passion to raise awareness about social justice issues.

Find out more about starting a Secondary School Conference at your school.

University Engagement

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Vinnies engages with Universities and their students through expos, educational materials, leadership opportunities, and volunteering opportunities.

If your University is interested in working with us please reach out.


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Opportunities for young people to support Vinnies through fundraising activities throughout the year

How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Vinnies Youth Services.

P 08 6323 7524