Andy often felt listless and lost, without purpose. Then he found us and everything changed. Things had changed at his last job, and Andy knew it was time to move on. His long-time mate Owen suggested Andy might like to join his team processing donations in our warehouse. So, Andy applied for a warehouse role. […]


Darby is studying Marine Biology at Newcastle University and he’s part of our team. We love uni students. When they are looking for more casual shifts in their holidays we are in our peak periods as families are decluttering during the school holidays so really need their extra time. When they need time off for […]


When you visit our Woodrising Op Shop you will meet the bubbly, smart, creative and super friendly Debbie. Being a butterfly, she also does shifts in our Cardiff and Warners Bay Op Shops and even in our Contact Centre on Wednesdays! From a varied career Debbie blesses us with skills from a range of industries […]


Bella tells her story: “Church 4 Life Charities changed my life by giving me a positive workplace where I get to help people every day. Helping a customer improve their day is why I now come home with a smile on my face 🙂 I’ve learnt so much to Nettie’s great training.” Bella did a […]


Emma loves being part of our team at our Cardiff Op Shop. She says “The volunteers here are outstanding! They bring a smile to my face every day.”  She enjoys getting to know our regular customers. “They are beautiful people. My friendship circle has grown.” Emma didn’t expect that. She is super thankful to God […]


Jennifer joined our team at Cardiff Op Shop in 2023. Unfortunately, she had lost her small business due to Covid and so was delighted to find an opportunity to work with us. Jennifer’s experience working in the second-hand market gave her a depth of knowledge to bring to our team and her caring heart has […]


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When Chelsea moved to Lake Macquarie in late 2022 she was looking for a fresh start in life. She didn’t have a job and only knew one person in the area. She found out our Warners Bay Op Shop was looking for volunteers so she applied and joined our team. At first Chelsea only planned […]


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My name is CJ and when my health crashed I couldn’t work in childcare anymore. But I found a new career after starting as a volunteer at Church 4 Life Charities, in a position that could work around my health needs. I first volunteered for Church 4 Life Charities in October 2016. I had a […]

Jye, Rhiannon & Family

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When we met Jye in January we had no idea about his family situation, we simply knew the man who turned up for the interview was a good man and a good fit for our team. At the beginning of April Gail was asking staff to share their story, or to ask their “Better Half” […]

Ash & Sheldon

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Ash tells her story: “5 years ago I was depressed, lacked confidence and was struggling with my mental health. Since applying for, and starting, a driver’s role at Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors 4 years ago my life has changed dramatically. Over the 4 years of working for Church 4 Life I have worked my […]