Mini Vinnies is a primary school initiative run by the St Vincent de Paul society and empowers primary school children to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their values into action. They meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wide St Vincent de Paul Society.
The Mini Vinnies at St Martin of Porres meet regularly at school during recess or lunchtime. The group usually run fundraisers and other events on the school grounds however they may visit other schools, aged care facilities or similar for special projects.
Some of the activities the Mini Vinnies at St Martin of Porres have been involved in are helping at a St Paul's Bingo session for the elderly, planting bulbs at Hildene for residents to enjoy later in the year and collecting socks for the night shelter.