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					How to Register as a Volunteer

                                                                                                                            me a Volunteer
To register as a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society
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                                                                                                                       Bec cent de Paul Society (WA) Inc.
volunteers must complete the following legal requirements:

•   A WA Police Check organised by the Society –
    All volunteers                                                                                                            in
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•   A Working With Children Check - If volunteering includes
    working with children

•   An insurance form to be covered for accidents whilst
    working for the Society – All Volunteers

•   A valid drivers licence – If the individuals work includes
    driving the Society’s vehicles or transport
    of goods

•   A positive and non-judgmental attitude

All St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers undergo a
Society induction and program specific training prior to
                                                                 “Now we are retired, we thought
‘employment’ and are covered by the relevant insurance.
                                                                 about what the Society did for us
For further information or to become a volunteer for the
St Vincent de Paul Society contact the Society on                27 years ago and we wanted to give
(08) 9475 5400 or visit vinnies.org.au                           something back”.
                                                                 A couple who volunteer at the Clothing and
                                                                 Furniture Depot




                                                                             Donation Hotline: 13 18 12
                                                                        Online Donations: www.vinnies.org.au




                                                                                                                              Comfort Dignity
                                                                       St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc
                                                                 Ozanam House, 76 Abernethy Road, Belmont WA 6104
                                                                          PO BOX 473, Belmont WA 6984                 Hope
    “Volunteer’s don’t get paid, not                                          Telephone: (08) 9475 5400
                                                                              Facsimile: (08) 9475 5499
    because they’re worthless, but
                                                                              Email: info@svdpwa.org.au
    because they’re priceless.”
    Sherry Anderson                                                 For Welfare Assistance please call 1300 794 054
Since 1865 in Western Australia through         Become a Volunteer                                              •   Vinnies Youth
                                                                                                                    Vinnies Youth volunteering opportunities include assisting
local parish based volunteer groups             Volunteering in any capacity is a wonderful way of dedicating
                                                time and energy to people in need. The St Vincent de Paul           with a variety of programs for disadvantaged children and
and Special Works, the St Vincent de            Society has a network of thousands of West Australians who          teenagers that aim to encourage the development of basic
                                                                                                                    life skills in a fun and safe environment. These include
Paul Society has sought to create a             volunteer their time every year, but as community needs
                                                increase, so does the need for more volunteers.                     Camps run during school holiday periods, Buddy Days,
more just and compassionate society by                                                                              Homework Centres that aim to provide disadvantaged
                                                Whether it is to make friends, give back to the community,
responding directly to needs identified          learn new skills, gain work skills, work experience and
                                                                                                                    children with a nutritious afternoon tea and tuition with
                                                                                                                    their homework, and Juvenile Detention Centre visits
in the community.                               development or to grow spiritually – the St Vincent de Paul         that provide support to some of the most disadvantaged
                                                Society has volunteering placements for people of all ages          members of our youth community.
The Society is made up of dedicated             and experience.
men and women of all backgrounds                                                                                •   Refugee and Migrant Support
                                                Volunteering Opportunities:                                         Help provide household goods, furniture and emergency
and ages who have a commitment to                                                                                   clothing to newly arrived refugees. Assist with travel
                                                • Vinnies Retail Centres                                            arrangements for refugees required to meet their own cost
the mission of the Society and work                 Gain experience working in retail sales and customer
                                                                                                                    of travel to Australia. Extend to newly arrived refugees a
together to assist people in need in                service in one of over forty Vinnies Centres throughout
                                                                                                                    warm welcome to Australia through volunteering initiatives
                                                    Western Australia. Open to all ages this is a wonderful
the West Australian community.                                                                                      such as helping with transport, participating in “Welcome
                                                    opportunity to learn skills, gain experience and make
                                                                                                                    to Australia” Picnics, assisting with the provision of
                                                    friends whilst supporting the community.
                                                                                                                    Christmas hampers and advocacy as the need arises.
                                                •   Clothing and Furniture Depot
                                                                                                                •   Conferences
                                                    Involves sorting clothing, bric-a-brac and books and
                                                                                                                    Members of the community can become a Vincentian
                                                    emptying clothing bins. Truck Driver Offsiders assist in
                                                                                                                    Member or an Auxiliary Member of a conference within
                                                    the collection of donated goods and distribution of goods
                                                                                                                    the Society. Members perform Home Visitation and
                                                    for welfare support.
                                                                                                                    provide hope, comfort and dignity through the provision
                                                •   Vincentcare                                                     of emergency relief support and advocacy in response to
                                                    Opportunities to provide assistance with living skills,         calls for assistance from within the community.
                                                    transport to appointments, companionship and mentoring
                                                    through the Vincentcare Integration Program (V.I.P)
                                                                                                                •   Emergency Relief Call Centre
                                                                                                                    Help respond to calls for assistance from the community
                                                    Buddy Program and recreation activities including
                                                                                                                    through the Metropolitan Call Centre.
                                                    bike riding, walking, art, music and outings. There are
                                                                                                                    The Centre operates from 9am – 1pm Monday to
                                                    also plenty of general volunteering opportunities at
                                                                                                                    Friday. The Call Centre operating hours can vary in
                                                    Vincentian Village – the facility designed to support men
                                                                                                                    Regional Areas.
                                                    experiencing homelessness and/or mental illness.
  “Volunteering for Vinnies is my hobby
  and lifeline. I consider all the volunteers



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                                                                                                                                           nity
  my friends, we share the good and bad
  times, but we share them together”.
  Volunteer, St Vincent de Paul Society

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