Christian has many skills and a desire to work, but has found it difficult to find employment during covid times. Christian began working with us as part of a work experience program that places job seekers in activities where they can build new skills, experience and confidence to move from welfare to work. He had […]

Corinne and Al

After Corinne’s husband passed away, she found hope, purpose (and unexpectedly, LOVE) again at Church 4 Life Charities. “Church 4 life made such a difference in my life… for a while my purpose was just supporting my husband (who had cancer) but once I’d lost my husband, what was I going to do?… so I […]


Physical limitations don’t stop Maria when it comes to gardening, plants and showing up! She gives what she can and 80% of success is simply showing up! So Maria is as successful as they come! “I like that Church 4 Life accommodates my disabilities so I can volunteer” Maria has mobility issues and physical/mental disabilities […]


Liz didn’t think she had a story until we started chatting about her journey with Church 4 Life Charities and how she was led here. “I had become a Christian not long before receiving my Cancer diagnosis and felt a peace that everything was going to be okay. I had some major surgery and unbelievably […]


One of the biggest benefits of volunteering is the social aspect, but when your family notice a positive difference in you, that makes it all worthwhile! “I found out about Church 4 Life while looking for some volunteer work online. I found doing volunteering has many rewards, people in my family have noticed a difference […]


Peter has lots of tattoos and an absolute heart of gold. He uses his skills, socialising and servant heart to help out where he can. “As a volunteer, Church 4 Life gives me incentive to look forward to going there and helping staff to provide a duty of care to people who are struggling with […]


Lynette’s social life has improved tremendously as she has created great friendships with those she volunteered with every week. “I was an empty nester and had some spare time. While I was at a Church 4 Life Garage Sale I saw a flyer asking for volunteers and the ladies encouraged me to come along. I […]


Tammy went from a place of hopelessness to a place of confidence. She is now a pivotal part of our Church 4 Life team as she walks and distributes blue donation bags into the mailboxes of the local community everyday and we rarely see her without a big smile on her face, however life wasn’t […]


Sue has a powerful story of once needing support herself to now providing support to others. “In 2013 I had to leave my role in Management after being diagnosed with Menieres Disease. I was tired all the time, and my husband became my carer. I had lost my independence, I had depression and we eventually […]


Jean is one of our wonderful staff members who has worked with us since 2013 (9 years). She recently shared her experience about working in Church 4 Life Op Shops and what causes her to be passionate about charity work. “I started working as a retail assistant at a Church 4 Life Op Shop 2 […]