This section outlines the various types of work that the Society is involved in. Below you will find information about volunteering opportunities available along with information on some of the more specialised areas in which SVP provides support.
The aim of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Dublin is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.
The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting the sick, the lonely and the imprisoned forms a large proportion of the Society's work.
The Society operates in small groups, called "Conferences", based on local parishes throughout the greater Dublin region. Conferences meet regularly and their work is usually concentrated on local visiting.
However over the years, SVP has responded to social changes, providing a range of additional services depending on the prevailing need. Today, these “Special Works”, as outlined above, include amongst other things; shops, resource centres, providing accommodation to vulnerable people and various holiday schemes.