The Society of St Vincent de Paul has a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand.

In the almost 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has in practical ways helped many thousands of people, easing their needs of many types.

Browse this page to learn how the Society came into being, how it came to New Zealand, how it operates today, and above all, why it does the work it does.

You will also find a section of frequently asked questions, where you will find answers to many of the questions people ask about the Society. If the answer to your question is not there, please contact the Society's National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.