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Volunteering with Red Cross Shops

Do you have a passion for fashion? Want to support your local community?

Important COVID-19 update
The health and safety of our customers, team members and volunteers are our top priority. That is why we have taken the decision to temporarily close our Shops from 5pm on Friday 27 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that we are deeply saddened to take this decision.

We know many of you want to continue to support us during COVID-19. Thank you! But please while our stores are temporarily closed, do not leave donated goods in front of our shops. We are not collecting donated goods from the public at this time. Keep all your donations safe at home, and when things go back to normal we'll be happy to receive them.

Become an op shop volunteer

Join the thousands of Red Cross op shop volunteers across Australia! Become a part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation while developing new skills and making a difference in a whole new way.

Red Cross charity shops sell donated clothing, accessories and homewares to raise funds to support the everyday work of Red Cross. Each year, Red Cross Shops rescue 450 tonnes of clothing from landfill, give opportunities to 4,400 volunteers, and contribute more than five million dollars a year to help fund Red Cross community programs. From daily phone calls to the elderly, clean water and sanitation for poor communities in the Asia-Pacific region, or youth homelessness, our shops help change lives.

More reasons for volunteering in a charity shop

  • Learn new skills in retail
  • Add new volunteering experience to your resume
  • Connect with your community
  • Make new friends with dedicated volunteers and staff
  • Receive great discounts
  • Have fun with fashion!

Do any of these sound like you?

  • "I was looking for a fun way to spend some free time"
  • "I'd like to get some retail experience to help me get a job"
  • "I'm new in town and want to make friends"
  • "Now that I'm retired, I'd like to help out a worthwhile cause"
  • "My English is not so great, volunteering helps me to improve"
  • "I love recycle shopping so it's great to get the volunteer discount!"

Join the fun

Apply to be an op shop volunteer, register your interest and find out how to get started.