Vinnies was founded by a 20 year old student named Frederic Ozanam. It was established by youth in the spirit of youth and this compassionate outlook, enthusiasm and vision continues today across the Sandhurst Diocese and throughout Australia.

To find out more about how to become a member of Bendigo Young Vinnies, call 03 9895 5840 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bendigo Young Vinnies is made up of a small team of dedicated volunteers, who are always looking for new members.
The group organises community barbecues to provide friendship for isolated people, and help runs recreational activities for children from disadvantaged families, among other things. The group meets monthly and caters for adults aged 17 to 30.