Vinnies Youth represents young volunteers aged 17 and over who contribute to the works of the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria, often through Young Adult conferences and Special Works programs.

Vinnies Youth is term given to Young Adult members and volunteers of St Vincent de Paul Society. Getting involved in Vinnies Youth is about putting faith in action – we offer a number of opportunities to serve people in your local community.

These include: Days Out, Camps, Home Visitation, Education Programs, Vinnies Shops, Soup Vans and school engagement.

One common way people get involved in Vinnies Youth is by joining a conference – a group of vibrant and passionate people, who meet regularly to plan activities, reflect on social justice, pray and support each other in the work they do.

There is always opportunity to learn about ‘getting involved’ in St Vincent de Paul Society please contact our youth team in your state or territory. The St Vincent de Paul Society started when a 20-year-old man decided to do something about the poverty he saw in his community.

Today, Vinnies works with young people across Australia to continue this legacy, and to continue the fight for a more just and compassionate society. From primary school, through high school, university, and beyond, the Society offers young people the opportunity to learn, reflect, and make a difference in their community.

By taking part, you’ll be joining hundreds of school and youth groups across Australia working alongside Vinnies to grow the next generation of social justice advocates, and you’ll be supporting the direct work Vinnies does day-in-day-out to help those in our community who need it most.



The State Youth Team is an advisory committee of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s State Council. As the ‘voice for youth members’, the team meets regularly to plan activities and events that aim to enrich the lives of Vinnies Youth across Victoria. Members also set an annual strategic plan to work towards goals that increase youth participation in the life of the Society.

The Society welcomes young people and encourages involvement in all levels of governance, such as our advisory committees (Youth, Social Justice, Retail, OHS, Governances, etc.) and committees of management (Regional, Central and State Council). If you are looking to further your skills in executive committees or have a passion for youth issues we would love to hear from you.