National Volunteer Week 2014
National Volunteer Week is finishes this Sunday. The St Vincent de Paul Society has joined thousands of organisations around the nation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this event, campaign, theme this year being “Celebrate the power of volunteering”.
In Western Australia, Vinnies' Migrant and Refugee Committee joined with the WA Office of Multicultural Interests to host a morning tea in King's Park, Perth This event was designed to thank twenty five Vinnies' volunteers who help refugees with social and sporting events and emergency relief (see the picture on Vinnies' website under National News).
Similar events were held across Australia recognising the 60,000 Vinnies' Conference members and Vinnies' Volunteers who give their time and charity to assist almost two million needy Australians during the year.
There are a wide variety of Vinnies' volunteering opportunities.depending on what’s available in your location. In NSW there are volunteering opportunities in
- Vinnies' shops and warehouses
- Helping others such as the homeless, migrants etc.
- Office support, special work
- Youth programs - join a group of young adults (16-35) to discuss social justice issues.