Volunteer Welcome

At the end of this session, the aim is that you have:

  1. An overview of the organisations history, structure and current work
  2. Understanding of the mission, vision and values
  3. Knowledge of how volunteers are involved and what you can expect

History, structure and current work



Current work


Mission, vision and values

Our plan

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The 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 Aspiration

An Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. The Society advocates on several pressing social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty and asylum seekers. To read more about the Society’s work is these areas and others please visit the Our Impact section of this website.

How volunteers are involved