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Vinnies Youth Volunteers

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

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As a member of St Seb’s you have the opportunity to make a difference by:

  • Helping lead ‘Buddies Days’ and “Teens Day’– recreational outings for primary school and high school aged children experiencing disadvantage (eg: Movies, Sports, Games Days).
  • Assisting vulnerable families with basic gardening jobs and mowing through our Green Team program.
  • Embracing diversity and celebrating multiculturalism by supporting our Vinnies Community playgroup.
  • Participating and organizing community lunches and Christmas dinners.
  • Contribute new ideas to address poverty and disadvantage locally.
  • Be part of a team, with the potential to take on office bearing roles.

What we ask of you: • Enthusiasm and compassion • A can-do attitude and approach • Willingness to commit to attending meetings once a month and assisting with the planning and running of events such as Buddies Days. This may include tasks such as rostering, fundraising, liaising with businesses to secure use of their premises for events, event promotion, social justice campaign awareness and event participation. • We also ask for an ability to maintain confidence and respect for the privacy of those we assist, ability to listen and respond without judging and a willingness to join with others to support those in need.

HOW WE WILL SUPPORT YOU • Orientation and Training • Ongoing support from Vinnies Members, Volunteers and Staff • Gain a greater understanding of poverty and disadvantage and how it impacts people’s lives. • Meet some wonderful people and feel a great sense of achievement when you have given a hand up to someone and not just a hand out.