Mini Vinnies is an SSVP group in a primary school. It is a group of children from Primary 4-7 who get together to help people in need within their school and local community.
It is about doing good works in the community, but it is also about young people meeting to talk, to share ideas and concerns, to have fun and to support each other. The SSVP model of faith in action is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality – connecting their beliefs and values with service activities and issues in their community can help to make their faith real, meaningful and relevant.
The SSVP was started by young people way back in 1833, that’s why we think it’s so important to have young people involved. Mini Vinnies are SSVP groups based in primary schools and usually made up of Primary 4-7 pupils, with an adult or adults supporting them.