IGNITE – VINNIES YOUTH PROGRAMME SUPPORT TEAM
The Ignite Team formed out of a need to bridge the gap between high school students and young adults. These young men support the delivery of Vinnies projects and educational sessions in schools. They receive regular formation and leadership development, as well as the opportunity to facilitate events for young people.
DROP IN CREW – VOLUNTEERING @ AUCKLAND CITY MISSION
On a Saturday and Sunday, the Vinnies serve tea, coffee and meals to those residing at Auckland City Mission. This venue is a haven for those sleeping it rough, or seeking repsite from the cold weather outside. Those involved also cook bulk meals and support recreational programmes.
SUNDAY MINISTRY @ MT EDEN PRISON
On Sundays, a group of Vinnies Youth have the opportunity to visit those incarcerated within Mt Eden Prison. The group lead a Liturgy of the Word in up to two prison wings at a time, as well as some conversation and waita (songs).
PRISONS PROGRAMMES GROUP
- Run weekly educational and socialisation programmes for imates
- Eg: craft, music, reading recovery, therapy based activities etc
C-CREW HOSPITALITY CREW FOR EVENTS
- Provide hospitality for large Vinnies events
Once a fortnight a number of Vinnies also visit Wesley Rest Home Hospital in Mount Eden to connect in with our elders. Those who attend lead the music for residents and engage in conversation. The residents are fond of music and enjoy meeting new faces and connecting in.