Queenslanders encouraged to volunteer a ‘day at Vinnies’ for themselves & the community
During times of social isolation, volunteering is a valuable way to connect with and support your local community.
But Vinnies Queensland Volunteer Glenys Moore says volunteering is so rewarding, sometimes she wonders who’s getting the most out of it.
“Everyone says volunteering is about giving back but I get so much more out of it myself,” she said.
“As soon as I walk into Vinnies, that’s my ‘me-time’.”
Vinnies Queensland General Manager of Operations Drew Eide said the Queensland-based charity retailer is looking for Queenslanders to volunteer at one of their 150 Shops across the state.
“It’s such a great way of meeting new people, keeping active and being able to be part of a team,” he said.
“While our Volunteers love doing what they do, every sale they make goes towards the good works of Vinnies in the community, providing critical services and support to people doing it tough.
“As Queenslanders continue to face the impacts of the pandemic, along with a state-wide housing shortage and rising rent prices, it’s important for us to work together to help each other.
“Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, in the last financial year Vinnies Queensland was able to respond to more than 181,000 requests for help and distribute more than $8 million in emergency assistance to people in need.
“Even a single day of volunteering makes a difference – to both yourself and the community.”
Across the state, Volunteers in Vinnies shops help to sell quality donated furniture, clothing, and household goods at affordable prices, raising vital funds for poverty and homelessness services across the state including emergency and food assistance and housing and homelessness support.
If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities near you, visit vinnies.org.au/joinus