The St Vincent de Paul Society WA - fondly known as “Vinnies” – has been providing a “hand up” to people in need since 1865. They are a not-for-profit organisation aspiring for an Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice. They advocate on several pressing social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty and asylum seekers.
It is through your contributions as a volunteer that these charitable works are possible. This is because revenue raised through our Retail shops is the driving force behind these works in the community- without them we simply couldn’t operate as we do now. As such, they are absolutely pivotal, and therefore volunteering in this area is a very rewarding experience.
As a Vinnies volunteer you should possess some key personal qualities, such as: • A respectful and non-judgemental nature. • The ability to demonstrate empathy. • Being a team player. • Having a happy, enthusiastic and helpful demeanour. • Professional personal presentation.
There are no essential requirements for this role, as you will be provided with all of the necessary training and support required to carry out your position. However, some skills that might come in handy throughout your volunteering experience are: • Organisation. • Creativity. • Good communication. • Experience in a retail environment.