Young Vinnies


Our Core Values

See - the needs of others around us
We learn to open our eyes to some of the community’s problems and recognise those people in need.
Think - about the issues that affect others
We reflect to engage in thoughtful discussion and think about the ways in which, through personal contact, we can help those in need regardless of wealth, position, religion, social status or ethnic origin.
Do - something that will help to address their problems
We volunteer our time to do something about the issues we have seen, thought about, and discussed.

Young Vinnies - Western Bay of Plenty

Our Aim

To know that, whilst there are many beautiful things in this world, it can always be made a little better by good works


Our Objective

To put into action what we have seen and thought about and do fun and amazing projects we have planned for the community whilst having a great time!


Developing Leadership Skills

The Young Vinnies in all respects is to help young people become better leaders today and for the future. 

Good Leaders recognise the challenges people face and develop problem solving ideas to make a difference.

Leaders make a commitment to making a difference to bring about positive change.

Positive change is visible in our actions, speech and attitude.


Join Young Vinnies & make a difference in the Western Bay of Plenty

Primary Schools:

St Thomas More Catholic School - Tauranga Meet Mondays 1.00 - 2.30 pm
St Joseph's Catholic School – Matamata Meet alternative Wednesdays 1.30 - 3.00 pm
St Joseph's Catholic School – Paeroa Meet alternative Wednesdays 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
St Mary's Catholic School - Tauranga Meet Fridays 12.00 - 1.00 pm


High Schools:

Aquinas College - Tauranga Senior Vinnies meet Tuesday 12.45 – 1.30 pm
  Junior Vinnies meet Thursday 1.20 - 2.10 pm


Young Vinnies Youth Coordinator:                  Alex Eagles-Tully