MINI VINNIES FAQ

To start a Mini Vinnies conference, fill in the registration form below. 

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The role of the staff member is to guide these discussions and assist the students to put their passion and ideas into action by keeping discussions within the realm of possibilities. The teacher will need to help the group by looking into the feasibility of projects according to school rules and duty of care requirements.

Our Mini Vinnies program will offer the opportunity for teachers and students to support their local community and engage in the Vincentian way of living.

We do ask that your Mini Vinnies group does support the works of St Vincent de Paul Society. The St Vincent de Paul Society has a wide range of people who we support in so many different ways and so your support makes a real difference to a wide range of people. However, we understand that your school community supports other organisations so we ask that this support comes from the general school community or your social justice group and not under the banner of the St Vincent de Paul Society – Mini Vinnies.

With the dedicated Volunteers and members of the Society in various regions a local St Vincent de Paul Society Conference will be linked to your Mini Vinnies to assist in all local manners / questions. The link between your two Vincentians conferences is there to inspire and support each other bringing together the family and our works.  .

The Youth Engagement Team is available to answer any questions you may have about the program and your works. The team will provide you with assistance in getting connected to your local conference – if you are not already. They will also provide regular updates and initiatives each term accompanied by resources as required.

To access our Mini Vinnie’s Resources, click here

COLLEGE CONFERENCE FAQ'S

You can access the College Conference Start Up Guide here. 

While Social Justice groups focus on a wide range of organisations, our College Conference program is designed to provide the opportunity for teachers and students to support their local community and engage in the Vincentian values through connection with local works and conferences. Offering a mix of learning, fundraising and service approaches College Conferences are an extension of the Vincentian Family.

The role of the staff member is to guide these discussions and assist the students to put their passion and ideas into action by keeping discussions within the realm of possibilities. The teacher will need to help the group by looking into the feasibility of projects according to school rules and duty of care requirements.

We do ask that your College Conference group does support the works of St Vincent de Paul Society. The St Vincent de Paul Society has a wide range of people who we support in so many different ways and so your support makes a real difference to a wide range of people. However, we understand that your school community supports other organisations so we ask that this support comes from the general school community or your social justice group and not under the banner of the St Vincent de Paul Society – College Conference.

With the dedicated Volunteers and members of the Society in various regions a local St Vincent de Paul Society Conference will be linked to your College Conference to assist in all local manners / questions. The link between your two Vincentians conferences is there to inspire and support each other bringing together the family and our works. 

The Youth Engagement Team is available to answer any questions you may have about the program and your works. The team will provide you with assistance in getting connected to your local conference – if you are not already. They will also provide regular updates and initiatives each term accompanied by resources as required.

To access our College Conference resources click here.

By getting involved you are helping to make a difference in your community and the lives of those you meet along the way. Our programs not only provide you with new skills, opportunities and an opportunity to make a difference but they also provide memories you will remember for a lifetime.

Volunteering Victoria state: “Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Just a few hours of volunteer work can make a difference to your happiness and mood!”

This depends on the program or work, outside of school involvement you can volunteer for the following programs from the ages listed below:

15+ Volunteering: Vinnies Shops

16+ Volunteering: Education Programs

18+ Volunteering: Child Related Activities – Kids: 6-12 years old

18+ Volunteering: Soup Vans and Conferences

21+ Volunteering: Child Related Activities – Teens: 12-15 years old

This depends on the program you are hoping to get involved with as some opportunities are more flexible than others.

To see what opportunities are currently available near you please visit: VIC – St Vincent de Paul Society – Good Works (vinnies.org.au)

For further information about the ways you can volunteer with Vinnies Victoria, please call 1300 736 933 or email volunteer@svdp-vic.org.au.

A Member and Associate Member are volunteers who are a part of a Conference. Members attend meetings and have voting rights. Associate Members do not have to attend meetings, they do the volunteering and work of the conference.

Volunteers are those who are a part of our Special Work programs such as our Vinnies Shops, Education Programs and Soup Vans.

Our programs are run for families and children being assisted by the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria. Referrals to our programs are made via local conference and assistance centres to the local Young Vinnies Conference.

Please note that there are not Young Vinnies Conferences in all areas of Victoria, you will need to ask your local conference if this is an option for you.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact our Welfare Assistance Line on 1300 305 330. Our Welfare Assistance Line operates Monday-Friday 10am to 3pm.

GENERAL FAQ'S

The Youth Engagement Team looks after a range of engagements and experiences throughout Victoria. From leading school initiatives – Mini Vinnies and College Conferences to assisting our Young Adult Conferences across the state.

To get into contact with the Youth Engagement Team please email: youth@svdp-vic.org.au and a member of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Youth Engagement Team’s operating hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

If you or someone you know need assistance, please contact our Welfare Assistance Line on 1300 305 330. Our Welfare Assistance Line operates Monday-Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm.

VINNIES YOUTH FAQ'S

By getting involved you are helping to make a difference in your community and the lives of those you meet along the way. Our programs not only provide you with new skills, opportunities and an opportunity to make a difference but they also provide memories you will remember for a lifetime.

Volunteering Victoria state: “Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Just a few hours of volunteer work can make a difference to your happiness and mood!”

This depends on the program or work, outside of school involvement you can volunteer for the following programs from the ages listed below:

15+ Volunteering: Vinnies Shops

16+ Volunteering: Education Programs

18+ Volunteering: Child Related Activities – Kids: 6-12 years old

18+ Volunteering: Soup Vans and Conferences

21+ Volunteering: Child Related Activities – Teens: 12-15 years old

This depends on the program you are hoping to get involved with as some opportunities are more flexible than others.

To see what opportunities are currently available near you please visit: VIC – St Vincent de Paul Society – Good Works (vinnies.org.au)

For further information about the ways you can volunteer with Vinnies Victoria, please call 1300 736 933 or email volunteer@svdp-vic.org.au.

A Member and Associate Member are volunteers who are a part of a Conference. Members attend meetings and have voting rights. Associate Members do not have to attend meetings, they do the volunteering and work of the conference.

Volunteers are those who are a part of our Special Work programs such as our Vinnies Shops, Education Programs and Soup Vans.

Our programs are run for families and children being assisted by the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria. Referrals to our programs are made via local conference and assistance centres to the local Young Vinnies Conference.

Please note that there are not Young Vinnies Conferences in all areas of Victoria, you will need to ask your local conference if this is an option for you.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact our Welfare Assistance Line on 1300 305 330. Our Welfare Assistance Line operates Monday-Friday 10am to 3pm.