Volunteer FAQ

frequently asked questions about becoming a volunteerWhat is involved in becoming a volunteer

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about volunteering to see if it is right for you. If you have any other questions, we are here to help. You can get in touch or contact your local St Vincent de Paul office.

If you think after reading all the FAQ's and looking around the website that you are interested in joining and becoming an SVP volunteer then you can let us know by filling out our Become a Volunteer Form online.

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FAQ's about Volunteering

What is the Society of St Vincent De Paul?

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of over 11,000 Volunteers throughout the country offer friendship and support to individuals and families living with poverty to achieve self-sufficiency while working for social justice. About Us

Is it a Christian Organisation?
What are its aims?
Is volunteering very time consuming?
Who may join the Society?
Why do people join the Society?
Why should I join?
What qualities do I need?
What will I have to do?
Is there training available?
What is the process for membership application?
What’s in it for me?
What is the major activity of the members of the Society?
What support is there?
Does the gift of money solve all the needs in a family?
What are some needs in a family which money can't solve?
What other material gifts are given to families in need?
How are families in need found?
In what other activities does the SVP engage?
How would I know if I would like the work of the Society?
What is honorary membership?