Vinnies works with schools across Australia to empower students to learn about social justice issues and take action. We want to help young people learn more about injustices in Australian society and help them build their skills as advocates and leaders, to create a more just and compassionate society.

By taking part, you’ll be joining hundreds of schools across Australia working alongside Vinnies to build up the next generation of social justice advocates, and you’ll be supporting the direct work Vinnies does day-in-day-out to help those in our community who need it most.

NEW! Check out our School Newsletters for inspiration on what Mini Vinnies and High school Conferences are doing around the state, plus activities and other news.

Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies empowers primary school students to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their values into action. They meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.

Secondary Schools

Vinnies activities empower secondary school students to recognise, reflect and respond to causes of human injustice through advocacy and action in their local communities. These students meet regularly (as a Conference or Social Justice Group) or when a particular issue sparks the need, and work together to explore ways of achieving a more just and compassionate society, develop leadership skills, and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.