How can I volunteer for SVP?
There are two ways you can lend a hand with SVP either as a full SVP Member maybe helping out visiting those in need, in one of our shops, resource centres, a hostel, prison visits or another one of our services every week.
Alternatively you can volunteer as an Event Volunteer for just one or two days a year and help us with a local event in your community.
You don't have to become a full member to be a volunteer with SVP, you can help out at a local event, maybe you can contribute a service or a special skill that you have or perhaps you could help us with our fundraising.
Whatever it is you think you might be able to do please email us at email@example.com and tell us how you would like to help.
What's involved in Volunteering for the SVP?
Society of St Vincent de Paul volunteers are involved in a wide variety of works in support of those in need across Ireland.
Click here for more details about volunteering for Home Visitation, Homeless Shelters, Charity Shops, Educational Projects, Hospital and Prision Visits. Volunteers generally give a couple of hours a week to their work.
For Home Visitation Conferences this would normally be in the evening time. You can volunteer in local community and help make a difference in you home town or neighbourhood.
Read some testimonials from our volunteers here.
How do I become a member?
Contact your Regional Office who will send you the relevant Application Forms and explain what you need to send in to us to become a member fo the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
See the full details of the SVP application process here. The Regional Office will also be able to give you details of the next New Volunteer Training Class in your local area.
What training do I get?
Volunteering with the SVP is an important role and in order to support New Volunteers we provide comprehensive training before you begin your role.
The Training will give you an insight into how the Society was formed and explain our values, mission and goals. We will examine poverty in Ireland today, how it presents itself and what our response is. We also look at the skills involved in visiting and supporting those in need in our communities.