Feb 25, 2019

Night Patrol with St. Vincent de Paul

  • Crimson Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership

Description

Sydney Night Patrol is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society and a part of the Sydney Vinnies Van Services. The service consists of two vans, operating seven nights per week excluding New Year’s Eve, providing a meal, blankets, toiletries, snacks, hot beverages and most importantly companionship to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness within the inner city of Sydney. Last year 84,000 light meals were prepared and distributed by the teams. Vinnies offers a reliable service that provides people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with a meal, warm drink, snack and conversation, helping break through the barriers of loneliness and isolation that many living on the fringe of society suffer.

Volunteers are able to show people in need that people do care, creating a genuine community of friends from all walks of life. Moreover, Vinnies provides information for people to access services to assist them further as required. It is also possible to donate items such as blankets and toiletries to the organisation.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Participation Cost

Free

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

1/5

No special skills required

Time Commitment

Variable depeding on student interest/availability. Vans operate seven nights a week so students are limited only by their own availability or internal volunteer shift sign-ups.

Application Process Includes

Contact the coordinator

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