Vinnies in Springfield & Other Ipswich Suburbs May Close Due to Lack of Volunteers

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A Vinnies store may be forced to close in Ipswich due to a severe lack of volunteers, and others in Springfield and other surrounding areas such as Sumner Park and Redbank Plains are in great need of volunteers too. Without a regular stream of volunteers, it is conceivable that these other shops would struggle to remain open too.

In Springfield, the op shop needs volunteers to handle sorting and pricing public donations. With such a small team of volunteers, the op-shop is struggling to prepare goods for sale. The local community has shown great support for the op-shop thus the influx of donations; however, the shop is still short-staffed.

To add to that, the Springfield shop is very busy with a growing number of customers. An executive officer from St Vincent de Paul Queensland’s Western Diocese said that they need people to work in the afternoons and weekends.

The organisation is dedicated to speaking out against causes of poverty and equality on behalf of the people they serve. They help people in poverty and funds raised through op-shops in various parts of the nation are given back to the community to help the poor.

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