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SPCA Hastings Op Shop in desperate need of volunteers

03 May 2021
SPCA Hastings Op Shop in desperate need of volunteers

SPCA’s Op Shop in Hastings is calling for more volunteers, while currently operating with half the people they need.

The steady stream of volunteers to the SPCA Op shop in Hastings has reduced dramatically post COVID-19. Now SPCA Op Shop Manager, Fiona Hislop is calling on the Hastings and Hawke’s Bay community to lend a hand.

“If you are interested in making a difference for animals in need, we have plenty of opportunities outside of our SPCA Centres – in particular, volunteering at our Op Shops,” she says.

“Our Hastings Op Shop helps us raise valuable funds for the animals. In the past year alone, more than 1000 animals have come into our care in Hastings, and all proceeds from our Op Shop go to support SPCA and these animals.”

Op Shop volunteers help with customer service, sorting through pre-loved items that are donated to the shop, steaming clothes, merchandising and mending items that need minor repairs.

“We have plenty of opportunities available and there is something for everyone. Whether is working on the cash register, tidying the shop floor, or working behind the scenes and sorting through our donations.”

Volunteers at SPCA need to be a minimum age of 16 years old and will be provided with training. There are a variety of shifts available throughout the week.

“If you want to help, no matter what hours or days you want to volunteer, we will fit you in,” Hislop says.

“In return, we can give you customer service and cash handling experience, a friendly work environment, and the rewarding feeling of knowing you are helping animals in need in the Hastings region.”

To find out more click here, call 06 878 9385, or visit SPCA’s Hastings Op Shop at 320 Heretaunga St West, Hastings.

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