With an effective formula of "See, Think, Do," groups of Youth SVP members ages 11 to 14 meet in schools and parishes across England and Wales to discuss how to support people in need around them.
Youth SVP members use their voices and abilities to engage in their communities and take part in social action. Through voluntary work, Youth SVP members not only make a positive difference, but learn new skills, build lasting friendships and develop their faith.
- Hosting bakesale fundraisers
- Helping out at soup kitchen
- Writing an article in their school newspaper
- Collecting food for a local food bank
- Packing 'Vinnie packs' with winter essentials for the homeless
- Putting on a Christmas party at a care home
What will your Youth SVP group do?
Youth SVP forms a part of our Young Vincentians programme in the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. We take the SVP's Vincentian ethos into schools and parishes across England and Wales, inspiring young people to give their time to volunteer and turn their concern into action.