Society Orientation

1. Discuss Mission and Vision, Values and Code of Conduct

2. Share important facts about our founders and story

3. Describe the structure and good works of the Society

4. Define ‘poverty’

5. Differentiate between a ‘hand out’ and ‘hand up’

6. Build empathetic relationships

7. Explain the importance of Privacy, WHS and Child Protection policies



Mission and Vision, Values and Code of Conduct

Mission and vision

Our Vision

The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Our Mission

The Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.


Our key values

loyalty in service to our mission, vision and values

Welcoming and serving all with understanding and without judgement


Service to all regardless of creed, ethnic, social background, health, gender, political opinion


Promoting, maintaining and adhering to our mission, vision and values


Establishing relationships based on respect, trust, friendship and perception


Working to transform the causes of poverty and challenging the causes of human injustice


Encouraging spiritual growth , welcoming innovation and giving hope for the future


Code of conduct

The Society has a Code of Conduct for Members, Volunteers & Employees.

These are the 8 main behaviours that all Members, Volunteers & Employees are expected to demonstrate when working for the Society.



and ethical behaviour


Openness, communication, accountability 


Responsible, answerable, liable for actions / behaviour / Society resources


Working together to achieve common goals and harmonious work environment


for differences and diversity


With sensitive and personal information


Abiding to lawful requests, directions, policies and procedures


Abiding by NSW and Australian laws



History and Founders

Our Founder

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Our Patron

Key figures

Our logo


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•Who do the three hands represent?

•What does the cup symbolise?

The cup is a symbol of everything we give: our time, talents and contributions. As Vinnies volunteers, we offer the cup of love to those who are suffering.

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Structure and Good Works

What members and volunteer do

State Council

Organisational chart

Michael Thio – International Council President

Graeme West – Australian National President

Denis Walsh – NSW State President

Central councils

State Support Office

Support services

Amelie Housing Company

Special works

Defining Poverty

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Differentiate between a ‘hand out’ and ‘hand up’

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Build empathetic relationships

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Privacy, WHS and Child Protection policies

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