The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is supported mainly by its volunteer members’ constant work with the poorest of the poor and by its donors’ generosity, which enables the Society to undertake more concrete action via emergency aid for disaster victims and development projects.
Becoming a member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul means committing yourself to a team (Conference) and reaching out to the poor, lonely, fragile and marginalized. “The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is open to all those who seek to live their faith by loving their neighbour in need.“ Anyone who shares this desire can therefore be a member of the SSVP. Volunteers work near where they live – in their neighbourhoods and communities – giving their time to help their neighbours. This help can be material (rendering small services, carrying out soup runs, helping the elderly) or simply take the form of listening and being attentive to people who are lonely.
How to become a volunteer: contact the National/Superior Council in your country of residence to find out your nearest Conference’s contact details.
See here for the SSVP’s contact details in your country of residence.
If the SSVP is not present in your country, contact the international head office>Contact form
Donations made to the SSVP, whatever their amount, are entirely invested in the works of the Society in the field. Donations are allocated to our solidarity fund which finances international development projects or emergency disaster relief. The donor can express a particular wish of allocation which will be strictly respected.
How to donate:
Contact the National Council / Superior of your country of residence who will forward it to the bodies concerned
Find the SSVP in your country of residence > here !