The St Vincent de Paul Society is looking for volunteers to help co-ordinate the SVP Youth Programme in the Shrewsbury Diocese.
The Society currently runs Youth SVP, which is open to all secondary schools and sixth forms, and SVP 1833 which is for young adults either at University or parish based.
In the coming year “Mini Vinnies” will also be introduced in primary schools in participating Dioceses.
In order to roll out all of the elements of the SVP Youth Programme, the Society relies on volunteer Youth Development Officers (YDOs) to provide assistance with new startups and maintain contact with established group leaders.
Volunteers come from all walks of life but have an affinity for working with young people. The role involves speaking to groups generally in a class, assembly, chaplaincy or parish setting as well as a small amount of administration.
Full training will be given both in terms of the role and Vincentian ethos. No previous experience of SVP is necessary. Ongoing support will be provided through the national YDO network and SVP National Office. These are voluntary posts, but all travel expenses would be reimbursed.
If you would like to receive further information about this opportunity please contact Lewis or Vicki on 0207 407 4644.
“I feel that I am able to give my love, joy and time to those who need it….sharing our stories and our lives and helping the people and communities who need our help.” Youth SVP Member
Help us to make this experience a reality for more young people.