SVP shops in Longford launch campaign for volunteers

Megan Lee

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SVP shops in Longford launch campaign for volunteers

SVP shops in Longford launch campaign for volunteers

The Society of St Vincent de Paul  (SVP) has a network of almost 230 shops throughout Ireland including those in Dublin Street, Longford and Main Street, Granard

This week SVP has launched a campaign urging people to come forward to volunteer in their shops to  help with customer care, general housekeeping, 

merchandising, sorting and pricing clothing and other donated items.

Lynn Byrne manager of the SVP East Region Shops says that volunteering in Vincent’s shops creates memories and is a great benefit to someones’s life experience. 

“It can enhance your skills and knowledge and you get to meet new people. Also by donating your time, talents, and passion you are making a real difference in your local community.

 “There is no barrier to volunteering in terms of age , gender or nationality and to learn more we are asking people to call into the Longford town or Granard Vincent’s shops or telephone (01) 884 8217 or go online to svp.ie/shops” she said.


Vincent’s shops are a hugely important aspect of the service SVP provides to those who seek its assistance. 

Not only do the shops provide goods at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is directed back into the local community.

Profit generated by the shops is recycled into local SVP Conferences to provide  assistance to those in need.

The shops also facilitate local SVP Conferences who often provide people with Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture. These gift tokens can be used in any of the Vincent shops.