Structure, Finance and Governance
SVP Structure and Governance

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) is a volunteer-led organisation with members across Ireland. Our 1,201 Conferences form the basic operating units of the Society.

We elect a National President for a three-year term, with the possibility of a two-year extension through a further election. Similar rules apply for the election of our 8 Regional Presidents, 116 Area Presidents, and 1,201 Conference Presidents across Ireland.

Our structure and organisation follow the 'Rule,' which outlines the Society's purposes and objectives. This 'Rule' embodies our core philosophy and aligns with the international governance 'Rule' of the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul, based in Paris, France.

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