Local op shops call for volunteers

Yarrahapinni House.

WITH winter temperatures falling and the cost of living escalating, our local charity op shops are once again calling for volunteers to help out in their retail stores.

Margaret, a dedicated volunteer at the Macksville Salvos Store, told NOTA, “Our volunteers find companionship, with lots of fun and laughter amongst our staff and the customers, everyone wins, though we had to close some days recently due to lack of volunteers.”

Lynn, from Yarrahapinni Community House, in Stuarts Point, said, “Many people find volunteering a very satisfying and rewarding way to keep in touch with people, learn new skills and we always welcome new volunteers.”

The staff at Yarrahapinni House, as a not-for-profit organisation, aims to assist the local community by providing information, referrals and access to Government, Health and Service Departments at Local, State and Federal levels, and groups are able to take advantage of the House to host meetings and classes.

Kim Boyd, Regional Manager, Vinnies – Retail North East, said, “There is a role for everyone at Vinnies, whether it is at the front managing the till and shop displays or out the back sorting donations to ensure all items are sold in quality condition.”

Di Hopkins, representing local Anglican Op Shops, told NOTA, “We are thankful for the time each one of our volunteers gives as it enables us to respond to community needs as they emerge, though we are currently especially short of able bodied folk to pick up and deliver furniture items.”

To help as a volunteer call in store or contact the stores below.

Salvos: 0265682353

Vinnies: 0417446430

Anglican Op Shop: 0400240686

Yarrahapinni House: 0265690484.


The Vinnies storefront notice.

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