WITH Christmas just around the corner, Tamworth's Vinnies store is in desperate need of volunteers.
The funds raised in the shops go directly to helping people experiencing homelessness, domestic and family violence, and poverty.
But St Vincent de Paul Society North West regional director Phil Donnan said they need more hands on deck.
"The help of the community is how we look after the most vulnerable," he said.
In Tamworth close to 400 people reached out to the St Vincent de Paul Society for assistance in the past year, and due to COVID-19, the amount of people in the community needing help has increased.
"We've really got some vulnerable isolated people out there," he said.
The Christmas period is a busy time of year for the charity which is spent providing hampers, toys, funds and friendship to those who need it most.
While anyone is welcome to apply, Mr Donnan said he had put the call out to for people with a background in community services, banking and finance and those with drivers licenses that could assist with transportation to Rosalie House, a facility that helps locals struggling with addiction.
Apart from helping Tamworth's most vulnerable, Mr Donnan said volunteers would also benefit from meeting like-minded people and gaining work experience in the retail space.
"Anyone willing to help we offer training to in an environment where most people can put their hand to something pretty easily and quickly and make a difference."
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