What is Mini Vinnies
Our Mini Vinnies group is made of Grade 5-6 students who are advocates of the St Vincent De Paul values within our school and local community. The group meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.
Who benefits from Mini Vinnies
Mini Vinnies is about doing good works in the community that benefit people facing social injustice. Our group also encourages young people to talk, share ideas and concerns, to have fun and support each other.
The Mini Vinnies model of “See, Think, Do” is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality and to connect their faith with issues affecting their community through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. Not only do the students in Mini Vinnies benefit from the experience but also the school and wider community.
Our Mini Vinnies choose to focus on our local community and other projects like supporting the Assist a Student Program.
Where is the service located
Mini Vinnies meet regularly at St Joseph’s Primary School during recess or lunchtime, our group runs fundraisers and other events on the school grounds and sometimes visits other schools, aged care facilities or similar for special projects. We also connect with the local St Vincent de Paul conference in Trafalgar and support their good works.