RSPCA Victoria is looking for nearly 140 volunteers to join its network of op shops this summer.
The organisation’s op shop volunteers are key to paying for the care required for arriving at RSPCA Victoria, many of which require veterinary treatment.
“Volunteers are crucial to our work in animal welfare, and this includes the amazing volunteers in our op shops across Victoria,” Nadine Hutchins, RSPCA Victoria volunteer program manager, said.
“Our op shop volunteers raise vital funds for RSPCA Victoria and the thousands of animals in our care every year, which is more important than ever right now.
“We’re recruiting new op shop volunteers ahead of summer, and we’d love to hear from locals who want to join our mission, make friends, and give back to the community at the same time.
“The RSPCA op shops are often supported by locals who stayed for the friends they made after they originally joined to help their community.
“You don’t need experience because we provide full training – it’s a great way to gain retail experience and make a difference.”
RSPCA Victoria’s op-shop network manager Liz Irvine said donations of items for sale by the shops were also a way to support RSPCA Victoria.
“New, high-quality linen brands plus plenty of name-brand items from Tarocash, Trelise Cooper, and Dissh Boutique are regularly donated, which are very popular,” she said.
“There’s always a treasure to be found – but people need to make sure they don’t wait too long to grab any items they’ve got their eye on, or they might miss out.
“But even if you’re not able to volunteer right now, shopping at our op shops still helps make a difference.”
Donations are only accepted in-store during trading hours.
People interested in volunteering with RSPCA Victoria can apply at rspcavic.org/opshopvolunteers
The RSPCA’s Mornington Op Shop is at 139 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. Phone 8401 6623. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.