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Vinnies needs volunteers

David SalvaireSound Telegraph
Vinnies Rockingham Depot store manager Donald Fraser needs more volunteers for the Hurrell Way shop.
Camera IconVinnies Rockingham Depot store manager Donald Fraser needs more volunteers for the Hurrell Way shop. Credit: David Salvaire

Vinnies Rockingham Depot is calling on volunteers to step up and help out so the shop can continue to raise funds to support those who are doing it tough.

The Hurrell Way shop recently lost a few of its dedicated team members.

Depot manager Donald Fraser said Vinnies needed volunteers to help in store assisting with customer service, ringing up sales through the register and general merchandising.

“Our volunteers always have a great time and enjoy the friendly and supportive environment along with the opportunity to give back to the community by giving some of their time,” he said.

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“Volunteers are trained in all areas of working in a retail environment, including register operation, customer service, sorting, pricing donations and merchandising.

“With a wide range of great quality second-hand items including clothing, homewares and furniture all at an affordable price, we have something for everyone.”

Profits from the sale of all goods go directly towards emergency relief assistance as well funding important support services for the local community.

The St Vincent de Paul Society also provides a helping hand to many West Australians through food assistance, material aid, budget advice, shelter, advocacy, friendship and support.

“We are always keen to receive donations from the public and will readily accept second-hand clothing, furniture and household items that are still in a good, usable condition,” he said.

“Vinnies shops provide more than a retail opportunity, they are pivotal in providing welfare support to people who are doing it tough.

Mr Fraser has been with the St Vincent de Paul Society for more than 20 years.

He said while more people were donating to the cause these days, the need for help continued to grow.

Vinnies Rockingham Depot is located at 17 Hurrell Way, Rockingham. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 9592 8743 or email volunteer@svdpwa.org.au.

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