College Members Information

If you are interested in joining and becoming a member of the Society of St Vincent de Paul there are certain things you can expect from us as an organisation. Included in these are;

  • Information about the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland will be provided to all new / interested members.
  • Induction training for new members will be provided in order so that you can understand the ethos and the approach to the work undertaken by SVP.
  • Provide ongoing training and information for members engaging in different areas of work.
  • SVP will offer guidance and support for all Conferences and members.
  • SVP will ensure that members work within a safe environment, where their dignity is respected at all times.
  • Specialist advice and support is available from Regional and National offices.
  • SVP will provide clear policies and procedures for our work.  These will be up to date with both legislation and best practice in the particular area.
  • If any issues arise, you have any concerns or need to make a complaint relating you can do so in a safe and confidential manner.

Equally the Society of St Vincent de Paul has expectations of its members and it will be your responsibility to ensure that you adhere to this in your work as a volunteer with SVP.  Included in your responsibilities are;

  • To attend information, induction and training sessions provided for SVP members.
  • To conduct your volunteer work within SVP policies and procedures that are in place.
  • To treat everyone you come in contact with in your role as SVP volunteer with both dignity and respect.
  • If any issues arise, you have any concerns or need to make a complaint relating you bring it to the attention of your Conference president / regional office.   Remember you can do this in a safe and confidential manner.