Mini Vinnies Tasmania
Mini Vinnies is about doing good works in the community that benefit people facing social injustice. It is also about young people meeting to talk, share ideas and concerns, to have fun and support each other.
The Mini Vinnies model of “See, Think, Do” is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality and to connect their faith with issues affecting their community through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. Some Mini Vinnies may choose to focus on their local community while others will also have an international focus by supporting the Assist a Student Program.
Mini Vinnies can be made up of students from a range of school years for example 2 students from each school class or only students from specific school years for example year 6 students. Most Mini Vinnies consist of students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
All primary schools are welcome to start a Mini Vinnies; it is not just open to Catholic schools. You will need a group of students who are interested in getting involved and a parent or teacher willing to support the group, as well as permission from the school.