St. Vincent de Paul Society
Pope Francis “Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!”
SVP is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to:
* tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical
* assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.
The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844.
What does the Society do?
- The Society offers help to all in need, irrespective of creed, colour, race or lifestyle
- Befriending people in homes, hostels, hospitals and prisons
- Providing food and accommodation for the homeless
- Helping refugees
- Providing support and guidance for those in debt
- Running community shops, food banks and furniture and clothing stores
- Providing transport
- Supporting family holidays
- Supporting SVP members in developing countries
Welcome all young people who want to live their faith in a practical manner by helping the poor.” Blessed Frederic Ozanam - the Society's Founder.
‘B-attitude’ information sheet for further information regarding the roles available can be found here