VINCENTIAN MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
If you’re looking for a way to practice your faith in a meaningful way, then you are in the right place. Friendship, Spirituality and Service are our fundamental elements. We strive to live those everyday as Vincentians.
Please fill out this application below to be considered for membership in The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States has three types of membership: the Active (Full) Member, the Associate Member, and the Contributing Member.
Active (Full) Members are those who participate regularly in the prayer life, meetings, and charitable activities through personal contact with the poor of the Vincentian Conference into which they have been received. An Active (Full) Member accepts the Rule and Statutes of the Society, belongs to the Catholic Church, and is received as a Vincentian brother or sister in to the Society’s Conference.
Active (Full) Members are expected to:
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings
- Help plan and facilitate service activities
- Participate in service activities
Associate Members are those affiliated with the Society by formal action of the Conference with which the member will be joined. Associate Members include those who sincerely and publicly accept the Society’s Rule but may or may not belong to the Catholic Church and may or may not attend Conference Meetings or engage in the works of the Society on a regular basis. Associate Members are kept informed of the developments and activities of their immediate groupings, as well as the general progress of the Society, particularly in the local area or diocese. They are invited to attend the general meetings and special observances of the Society and to participate in its charitable activities.
Contributing Members are those who regularly or in a substantial way provide in-kind or financial support but who do not engage directly in the Society’s work. These members also are invited to the Society’s general and festival meetings.
There is no membership fee. Members need a sincere desire to help the poor and a concern for the welfare of those in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul does not discriminate in volunteer placement and no questions on this application are used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant’s consideration for volunteer placement on a basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.