Vinnies at Fernvale now open


Op-shop enthusiasts in Ipswich now have a new second hand haven in Fernvale. Relocating to a bigger site at 1454 Brisbane Valley Highway means shoppers now have access to a wider variety of clothes, accessories, toys and homewares.

To staff the store, Vinnies are on the lookout for volunteers to assist with customers, sort donations and price items. Vinnies Retail Operations Manager Liz Ward said those who are community spirited should consider volunteering.

“Without our wonderful volunteers the shops simply can’t stay open, that’s why we value our volunteers so much,” Ms Ward said.

“Volunteers gain new skills, meet new people and are able to give back to their community.”

Volunteers can choose to donate their time either weekly, monthly, quarterly, or at ad-hoc.

A police check, paid for by Vinnies, is required for all volunteers, who can work in a variety of roles, working as many hours as they wish.

If volunteering was one of your new year’s resolutions or you’re simply interested in finding out more, visit or email [email protected] or enquire in store.