Vinnies is calling for more volunteers at its Griffith shop, with the store currently "running on the bare minimum".
After temporarily closing last year due to the pandemic, the store is back up and running.
But long-time volunteer Julie Inglis says a lack of manpower has made things significantly harder and any help would be greatly appreciated.
"We're running on bare minimum at the moment," Ms Inglis said.
"We had to cut the weight of the bags down from 15 kilograms to seven and a half, because they were just too heavy for some of the ladies here."
"We've also only got one person who can drive the truck so we can't do pick ups at the moment ... it just makes it a lot harder."
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Ms Inglis has been volunteering at the store for over a decade and said the work had been nothing but rewarding.
"It's a family away from family - I absolutely love it," she said.
"People that make good volunteers are people that want to give back and help people. Those that are volunteering put their heart into it and that's why we've got such a good shop."
"What I love about it and what keeps me going is knowing that everything we've sold here in the store goes back to helping people in Griffith ... it feels magnificent."
Volunteering requires people to donate a few hours of their time each week to help with roles including customer service, sorting donations and maintaining the day-to-day running of the shop.
Anyone interested can contact Michelle Storrier on 0459 326 283 or email Michelle.Storrier@vinnies.org.au.
The Griffith Vinnies can be found at 101 Banna Avenue.
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