Purpose of the SVP
Assisting the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.
Founded in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam, together with five other students.
Simplicity, humility, selflessness, meekness, zeal.
Visits, provision of essentials, assisting the homeless, shops, twinnage with SVP conferences overseas.
Collections, direction of funds, fund-raising efforts
Organisation of the SVP
Conferences, district councils, central councils, national councils (with boards and committees).
Regular meetings, prayer and spiritual readings, meeting management and meeting reports.
Training for work
Personal development, counselling assistance, apprenticeship.