You know what feels just as great as finding the perfect item at an op-shop? Knowing that the money you spent is going to an amazing cause. Whether you’re shopping for clothes, books, furniture or homewares, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.
Family Life has five unique social enterprise opportunity shops located across the Bayside region of Melbourne. These community-hubs are vibrant community spaces. Each shop playing an important role in the lives of the community of which they are a part. Whether it’s receiving generous donations that local donors know go back into their local community, supporting friendship and a sense of purpose for volunteers, or for a welcoming space for a chat; the sense of community is very apparent.
Family Life opportunity shops help raise funds for families, children and young people, and help people of all ages get job-ready.
Find an op shop near you
Textbook learning environments aren’t suitable for everyone, which is why we’ve helped more than 1,000 people get the experience and skills to gain employment, and we have plans to help many more.
Peopleworx is a program designed for people of all ages and backgrounds to gain work experience in a supportive learning environment. Under the guidance of the program, each participant receives one-on-one training in retail operations in one of our Melbourne op shops. This training gives them the chance to build the interpersonal skills needed for paid employment.
Donate to a Family Life op shop
Want to donate items to one of our Bayside op shops? The money from goods purchased in our op shops goes towards helping Family Life provide support and services to families in need. There are guidelines for what you can and can’t donate, so make sure you take a look at our donation guide.