To provide a day of fun, recreational activities for regional Victorian children aged between 6 and 12 years. These activities are provided free of charge to families and also allow for some much needed respite for their parents or guardians.

To encourage senior students from local Catholic Secondary Colleges to improve their awareness of the St Vincent de Paul Society and how they provide assistance to families. They have the opportunity to see the need in their local community and be part of a short term solution. They are provided with leadership skills and encouraged to think of the bigger picture. It is hoped that they then show interest in forming a Young Adult Conference at a later stage in their local area.

Position Description

The volunteers will work with the supervisor to train the high school students in leading activities for kids, including some behaviour management skills. The following day they will partake in running the activity day with the children. They will repeat 3 times in 3 different towns, over one week. Usually the first week in the July school holidays.

Position Requirements

To volunteer on this Program, you will need to obtain:

  • Working with Children Check.
  • Informed Consent (Police Check).


Meetings are held at Australian Catholic University, the program runs regionally.

Dates and Times

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month.

The program runs in the first week of July.

Application Process

Step 1: Please complete, scan and return the following:

  • Informed Consent (Police Check) Form

Complete and have the 100 pts of Identification witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (Police Officer / Chemist / Solicitor). They are able to stamp and sign page 3 of the Check Form. Please scan back to We will process your police check for you – please note that we are unable to accept other recently acquired Police Checks.

Step 2: Obtain a Working with Children Check Card

  1. Apply for a WWCC card online.
  2. Attend a Post Office with your WWCC Form to obtain a receipt – no need to send this to us, as we will get confirmation via post within about 3 weeks of your application being accepted.

If you hold a current WWCC - please link your card to the Society and email us a screenshot of the page.



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