Vinnies shops raise money to help people who can’t afford the basics. But there’s another benefit. The items we sell are donated so this means we’re extending the life of garments, aiding circular fashion and helping the planet as well.
This year through our shops in Canberra we diverted 3,000 tons of clothing from local landfills.
You can see how the Vinnies magic happens when you are volunteering with us. Each of our centers is a shop-family, with all volunteer roles designed so each worker gets the most from what they are doing. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to apply with shifts available weekdays and at weekends. For some of our shops in the evening as well, which means we even have positions for people who are working during the day. We specialize in finding the right job in our shops to suit your strengths.
All training is provided by our professional managers and supportive staff. Our beautiful volunteers are there to back you up and welcome you as well.
You will need to read and sign some forms and may also need a WWVP – but we can help you with this. It’s free for volunteers and all personal information is handled in accordance with the Privacy ACT 1998.