Volunteering – Mary MacKillop Outreach & St Vincent de Paul


Volunteers Needed to assist people with disability in social and recreational program

Mary MacKillop Outreach is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society located in Haberfield. The service provides a range of social and recreational programs for people with disability residing predominantly in group homes and assisted boarding houses in Sydney’s Inner West.

Volunteers are warmly invited to assist people with disability and trained staff on weekdays by assisting with:

  • preparation and serving of morning tea and lunch (9.30am-1.30pm)
  • cleaning of rooms after programs (3pm-5pm)
  • program support and client companionship (9am – 3pm)
  • or assist with  2 hour timeslots starting at 9.30am, 11am or 12.30pm

Mary Mackillop Outreach (MMO) is located at 1-5 Rogers Avenue Haberfield (near Parramatta Road) with street parking available. MMO is approximately a 15 minute walk from Ashfield train station or the following buses have stops nearby: 461 bus (Burwood to City) stops on Parramatta Rd and the 406 bus (Five Dock to Hurlstone Park) stops at Dalhousie Street near Parramatta Road.

Please contact Kimberley Glavas on 8752 2500, Monday to Thursday or email mackillop@sydneyvinnies.org

Summer Hill Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets in the Cottage Meeting Room on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9 a.m. New members are always welcome. Please remember the poor boxes.  Also our St Vincent de Paul Society Conference at Summer Hill has been operating continually for 60 years.  We are a small and vibrant group but we urgently require new members to ensure we can continue to carry out our work in helping the needy in our Parish.  If you are interested please see Fr Sam, Diana Shipperbottom (after 8am Mass) or Patricia  Singleton (after 10am Mass).

Friendship Volunteers Needed
Compeer volunteers provide friendship to someone who is lonely because they’ve had difficulty with their mental health. Compeer needs volunteers to spend an hour a week catching up with a new friend. Friends meet for simple social activities such as having coffee, going for a walk, or visiting a local attraction.

Training and ongoing support is provided, and you will be connected to a welcoming community of volunteers through social events and catch-ups. Your friendship can make a big difference to your new friend’s quality of life, and help reduce the isolation and stigma associated with mental illness.

We welcome all applications from men and women aged 18+, however we are particularly in need of male volunteers aged 40 – 70 at this current time.

“Compeer is a simple, meaningful way of making a difference.” – Volunteer
To find out more, ph:9568 0237 or email SydneyCitySouthEast@vinnies.org.au

St. Vincent de Paul Shop, Summer Hill

Can you spare a morning or an afternoon? If so, please call in at the shop.