St Vincent De Paul Society


THE two sides to the work of the Society:

1. To strengthen our members' faith by undertaking works of charity whenever, wherever and in whatever form might be desired.

2. To offer a hand-up and not just a hand-out to those in need.

The Society relies on three fundamentals:

  • The first is people to help. During the last 12 months, the three Conferences attached to Our Lady of the Way Churches helped over 650 people who live in nearby suburbs. So it can be concluded there is an ongoing need for the Society's services in our area.
  • The second is members. There is always work for new members.
  • The third is funding. The Society's work relies heavily on donations.

To enquire about the St Vincent De Paul Society in our parish, please contact Lauren Leahy for information or details re joining any of our Conferences Ph:  9436 0725

2019 President of the OLW Conference of Vinnies - Mr Gerard Walsh 0412 139 466
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St Vincent de Paul's website

Those seeking Welfare assistance can contact the Crows Nest Centre , 60 Alexander Street, Crows Nest  2065 on 9436-0725


Volunteer friends needed!

  • Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible volunteer experience?

  • Could you be a friend to someone who is socially isolated?

  • Are you available for an hour a week for one year?

Compeer is a mental health friendship program which matches volunteers in one-to-one friendship with someone in their local community who is isolated and living with a mental illness.

We need adult male and female volunteers to spend an hour a week doing social activities with a new friend, such as having a coffee or grabbing a bite to eat.

Your friendship can make a big difference to your new friend’s quality of life, and help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

"I have a greater understanding of humanity on every level."
Compeer volunteer

Want more information?

To find out more about volunteering with Compeer, head to the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (02) 9568 0295.