Young Vinnies.


Active schools.

Young Vinnies is the youth arm of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. It is a platform to support our younger generation in their work to combat and understand the many Social Justice issues they see within their communities.

The Vinnies Youth Co-ordinator works alongside school teachers to promote and foster the values of Service, Aroha, compassion and Empathy.



Wellington Regional Youth Co-ordinator
Ann D'Souza

Ann also covers the wider Wellington Region schools:

  • St Patrick's College, Silverstream
  • St Bernard's College, Lower Hutt

  • Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt

  • Bishop Viard College, Porirua
  • Chanel College, Masterton


starting a young vinnies:

Interested in setting up a Young Vinnies in your school?


Young Adults Co-ordinator
James Croash


What do young vinnies do?

  • Organise appeals and collections within their school. e.g. easter eggs, food drive, Christmas present appeal.
  • Support Vinnies events. 
  • Volunteer at and support Vinnies services.
  • Learn about and discuss social issues they see within their communities.
  • Vinnies Lounge - this is an after school programme where secondary students mentor primary school students, helping with homework and creating positive relationships.
  • Visitations at Vincentian Home and Hospital.


Keep up to date with Young Vinnies activities: