The Lifeline Gippsland Op Shop in Sale is facing an imminent threat of closure due to a severe shortage of volunteers.

Lifeline’s Sale shop is urgently reaching out to the local community, seeking volunteers who can step forward and help keep this vital resource alive.

The Sale Op Shop has been an invaluable contributor to funding Lifeline Gippsland’s contribution to the 13 11 14 crisis phone line. Sadly, with the current shortage of volunteers, the very existence of the shop hangs in the balance. Lifeline wished to extend its gratitude to past volunteers for their longstanding service and commitment, who for reasons beyond their control, can’t continue.

Lifeline is seeking passionate individuals who can spare some time in their week to join the remaining small and friendly team of volunteers. By contributing your time to the Op Shop, you can make a huge difference to the lives of others, while learning new skills and making new friends.

“No prior experience is required, and all training will be provided to ensure you feel confident in your role,” Lifeline chief executive Michelle Possingham said.

“Whether you can commit to a few hours a week or dedicate more time, every contribution is immensely valued and appreciated.”

By volunteering at the Lifeline Gippsland Sale Op Shop, you will be part of an organisation that actively saves lives.

Ms Possingham, who grew up in Sale, is calling on the community to come together and ensure that the Op Shop continues to operate and serve value and loyal customers for many years to come.

To offer your support and become a volunteer, email or call 5136 3500.

If you would like to drop in, the shop is currently open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 3pm.