Our Retail Centers provide furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need or being assisted by conference members.

Our Retail Centers enable people to buy quality clothing and furniture at an affordable price. People donating get to support those in need while rearranging their wardrobes or garages and shoppers receive quality products at low cost. Our Retail Centers stock unique and youthful items from a range of eras which is proving extremely popular with bargain hunters and vintage clothing enthusiasts. Also revenue raised from our Retail Centers allows for the continuation of vital services Vinnies runs across the country.

The role

  • Providing customers with an excellent shopping experience;
  • Sorting and pricing donations;
  • Assisting with product display;
  • Keeping the store and sorting area tidy, whilst maintaining safe work practices;
  • Be willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society;
  • Have fun, meet new people and give back to the community.


  • Have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW) or willing to obtain one (application is FREE for volunteers);
  • Police check or willing to obtain one (application is Free for Volunteers through St Vincent de Paul);
  • Induction and training will be provided by the Society.

When and where

Please check with our Centre Managers at each Retail Centre for availability and opportunities.

North Side

  • Gungahlin
  • Belconnen
  • Kippax
  • Mitchell
  • Dickson

South Side

  • Narrabundah
  • Phillip
  • Weston Creek
  • Tuggeranong
  • Queanbeyan 


To apply, please contact Mirei Churton:


02 6234 7348

IMPORTANT NOTICE If you are completing this as a required part of your course (i.e., for a unit or practicum requirement), then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of a requirement of your course, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.

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