Our community stores network is growing
The Brotherhood now has 22 community stores across Greater Melbourne and Geelong.
Over the past six months, we have opened a new store in Noble Park, and a Hunter Gatherer store in the heart of Geelong. Hunter Gatherer stores sell a selection of vintage fashion and an eclectic mix of bric-abrac, records, and accessories.
Our stores are not just a place to pick up a bargain, they benefit the community in many ways. With their large numbers of customers and volunteers, they offer a place for local social connections in each location. We also provide work experience for students and placements for young job seekers from the Brotherhood’s Youth Transitions Programs.
Proceeds from our stores go towards our many programs and services supporting people living with hardship and disadvantage, including children and families, job seekers, refugees, migrants, people with disability and older people. Volunteers are the backbone of our stores network and we are seeking donation sorters, retail assistants and furniture movers across Greater Melbourne and Geelong. Our volunteers are asked to commit to at least four hours a week.
Find out how you can contribute by becoming a volunteer.
- Executive Director’s message
- An innovative and unique space for young people to thrive
- Breakfast Club connects local community
- Ian’s recipe for a life without loneliness
- VET vital to early school leavers
- Our community stores network is growing
- How can we learn from the past to prevent poverty in the future?
- Volunteering: the whole community benefits
- Aaron Quarrell, Youth Mayor of Frankston