Vinnies Cowes Op Shop
The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 60,000 members and volunteers, who work hard to assist people in need and combat social injustice across Australia.
Internationally, the Society operates in 153 countries and has over 800,000 members.
By volunteering at your local Vinnies store, either as a regular volunteer or as a volunteer on a special project, you can make a difference for those in need.
When you join a Vinnies op shop as as a volunteer, you make a positive impact in your community, gain new skills and experience, and develop lasting friendships.
For some Vinnies volunteers, this is a chance to give something back to the community by using their established skills. For others, it is a chance to learn new skills and to get rich experience in a supportive environment.
Give your local charity store a call in advance if you would like to volunteer, or even to check your items you intend for donation to see if they will be acceptable.
If you'd like to donate a large item, please call ahead to check that they can receive what you have to give. Op shops spend millions of dollars a year on rubbish removal so please don't give broken, dirty, or poor quality items.