Big­ger op­por­tu­nity

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VIN­NIES WA will open a “big­ger, brighter and bet­ter” store on Com­modore Drive in Rock­ing­ham to pro­vide an ex­cit­ing new op-shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The new store will open on April 19 af­ter the cur­rent Vin­nies shop on Liv­ing­stone Road in Rock­ing­ham closed on Tues­day this week.

Lesley Worner, who has been a Vin­nies Rock­ing­ham vol­un­teer for three years, said she en­joyed vol­un­teer­ing as it gave her a sense of pur­pose and be­long­ing.

“Through vol­un­teer­ing I have an op­por­tu­nity to see the gen­er­ous do­na­tions, given by our com­mu­nity, raise rev­enue to help those in need,” she said.

“Our team of vol­un­teers are awe­some and their ages and back­grounds are var­ied – we al­ways have a laugh.

“I am look­ing for­ward to larger premises and meet­ing new clients and vol­un­teers.”

Area man­ager Sue Wil­son said with the open­ing of the new shop, Vin­nies will be look­ing for vol­un­teers.

“We need vol­un­teers to help out in the shop who can as­sist with cus­tomer ser­vice, ring­ing up sales through the reg­is­ter and gen­eral mer­chan­dis­ing,” she said.

“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.”

Ms Wil­son said vol­un­teers were given train­ing in all ar­eas of work­ing in a re­tail en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing reg­is­ter op­er­a­tion, cus­tomer ser­vice, sort­ing, pric­ing do­na­tions and mer­chan­dis­ing.

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

For vol­un­teer op­por­tu­nity in­quiries, email vol­un­teer@ svd­

Les­ley Worner out­side the new, big­ger Vin­nies Rock­ing­ham Shop that will open next week.

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