Visiting is at the centre of what we do. The essence of our work is person-to-person contact and spending time with people, giving them a sense of belonging, is our greatest gift. We call this befriending.
Along with supporting the most vulnerable people, the Society takes its responsibility for safeguarding our young seriously. Through our youth programmes, we can provide the relief and guidance that, developmentally, helps every child that we encounter.
There are seven children’s Vinnie Camps around the country giving supervised activity and fun to youngsters aged between eight and 14 years. They offer a week of fun, excitement and friendship to boys and girls who may well be in need of a break because of family problems such as unemployment, illness, bereavement or relationship breakdown. Find camps...
Young Vincentian programme
Our Young Vincentians programme takes our Vincentian ethos into schools, colleges and parishes, inspiring young people to give their time to volunteer and sow the seeds for a lifetime of service. With more than 600 groups in England and Wales, Young Vincentians are the youngest members of the St Vincent de Paul Society who turn their concern into action! Join Young Vincentians...
Community Support Projects (CSP) is the collective term we use to describe all the project work we do in the community:
- Furniture stores
- Support centres
- Re-use partnership
- Supported accommodation and two local Approved Premises. More...
If you have items of furniture that you wish to donate, go to our Furniture depot page
We operate over 40 St. Vincent's community shops across England and Wales as well as having an online offering. Our charity shops are a major part of our support for local communities. They provide affordable goods, employment and volunteering opportunities. They sell good quality preloved items at reasonable prices, play a significant role in the local reuse and sustainability agenda, and provide a visible presence of the Society. Shop locally...
Please use our interactive map to find your local charity shop or community support centres: