Christian

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 […]

Maria

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

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 […]

Caroline

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]