Doncare Op Shops

Op Shops

Op Shops

Our Doncare op shops aren’t just ordinary stores, they’re buzzing community hubs, fostering friendships through volunteering.

Nestled in the heart of Tunstall Square and Templestowe Village, these shops thrive on the tireless energy of our amazing volunteers. Their dedication enables us to raise funds to help those in need.

Our fantastic volunteers are always on the move, accepting an array of new and pre-loved donations. This creates a fun, eco-friendly shopping experience that makes a difference to the less fortunate in our community.

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At Doncare, we aim to promote a thriving, positive culture where our volunteers are engaged, dedicated and fulfilled by their work in the op shops.  We pride ourselves on transparent communication to create a solid foundation and a shared vision, so remaining authentic to the values that we espouse as an organisation is paramount.  A powerful indicator of whether Doncare does this well can be measured by retention of our volunteer workforce.  Our volunteers are passionate, driven and love what they do, with some contributing their time and energy for over twenty years.

We would like to acknowledge Marlene Knight for 28 years of service and Barbara Toporkiewicz for 22 years.  Robert McDonald (18), Lyn Cowley and Ann Wang (16 years), Chris Barry (15), Barbara Britton (13), Peter Gartner, Sonia Gough and Michelina Fronticcia (12 years) and the wonderful Angela Bonato who received her ten-year service certificate in 2023.  Their dedication is a testament to the fabulous culture in our op shops.

We want to give a big shout-out to Diep Van and Malcolm Ferguson, who were named Volunteers of the Year in 2023 for their outstanding commitment.

The money we raise at our op shops goes straight back into Doncare’s core services. From supporting low-income families and isolated seniors, to offering counselling and aid to those affected by family violence. We thrive on the kindness of the public and local businesses who donate items for resale. Every donation you make lets us continue our mission of supporting the community in countless ways. Read more in our Annual Reports.

Doncare values and appreciates the generous donations from the public and businesses who donate new and preloved items that we can sell to our customers.  Find out more

Doncare programs and services support the community across all life stages, assisting: