Vinnies WA Youth Service empowers youth to help make a difference.
We aim to strengthen our relationship with young people and offer the opportunity to lean 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.
There are also opportunities for young people to support Vinnies through fundraising activities throughout the year, such as holding a School Sleepout, assisting with the Winter and Christmas Appeals, or other fun activities Fundraising Your Way. Find out more about each opportunity below:
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. They 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 below:
Secondary Schools Conference
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. They can provide students with opportunities to put their 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. To find out more about starting a Secondary School Conference at your school involved, check out the guide below:
Youth Vincentian Committee
The Young Vincentian Committee aims to encourage young people to actively engage with the Mission of Vinnies to shape a more just and compassionate society. In addition to working with local Vinnies Volunteer groups, the Youth Vincentian Committee aims to support children, teens and young adults who are experiencing hardship through ongoing projects and activities that provide practical and dignified assistance.
For more information on the Youth Vincentian Committee, please click here.
Fundraising activities can help students learn about the disadvantages people face in their community and how they can help others, along with raising awareness and valuable funds that can support Vinnies WA. We have a number of fundraising ideas, how you can support us through our annual Winter and Christmas Appeals and our Vinnies recycling program.
~ 2022 Christmas Appeal
This Christmas, tens of thousands of Aussie families are struggling to get by in this cost-of-living crisis. Without your help, they could lose everything. By supporting Vinnies Christmas Appeal your school can help families get the relief they need right now, and the support needed to recover in the new year.
For more information on the 2022 Christmas Appeal, please click here.
Download our Fundraising Kit for schools here.
~ School Sleepout
A Vinnies School Sleepout gives students and school communities a glimpse of the realities of homelessness on a personal level by ‘sleeping rough’ for one night. The Vinnies School Sleepout not only aims to raise awareness and provide vital funds towards programs to support people experiencing homelessness and poverty, it also encourages students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the realities faced by people experiencing homelessness.
For more information on holding a School Sleepout, please click here.
~ Fundraise Your Way
There’s nothing more fun than creating your own fundraiser. Host a fun-run, spin-a-thon, or bake-off, run a casual clothes or PJ day, put on a movie marathon or ask for donations. Whichever fundraiser you choose, you’ll be making a positive difference in the lives of those in need.
For more information on Fundraising Your Way, please click here.
~ Vinnies Recycling Program
More information coming soon.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact us at Vinnies Youth Services.
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