Vinnies Support Centres are client-centred support and referral services operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society. They offer face-to-face support to those in the community who require financial, food or material assistance.

The support teams will work with you to offer the best possible support for your needs and link you in with the Society's Conference home visitation teams or Vinnies Services.

What we do

We provide advocacy, referrals and support in navigating the appropriate services. We’ll have a conversation with you and allow you the time and space to discuss your needs. Our aim is to give you what you need to make informed decisions and improve your circumstances.

Services provided

We provide support and information through options such as:

  • Advocating in your interests
  • Referral to relevant services
  • Assistance with completing forms and housing applications
  • Resources and information
  • Use of a computer (conditions apply)
  • Assistance with bills (e.g. utility bills)
  • Food parcels and material aid (limits apply)
  • Support in applying for the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)
  • Linking people in with the Society's home visitation teams

The role

  • Admin – providing administrative support to the VSC Co-ordinator & Conferences.
  • Entering outcomes of visits, answering phone calls, meeting/greeting other duties as required
  • Documenting outcomes of support needs, providing emergency relief like hampers etc.
  • Provide advocacy & support to PWA. Making yourselves aware of other services/agencies in the areas that PWA live in, other duties as required.
Eligibility criteria
  • WWC
  • Police Check – specific through Vinnies
  • COVID-19 Vax Certificate
  • SVDP volunteer form

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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