St Vincent de Paul puts out call for more volunteers

St Vincent de Paul has put the call out for volunteers to join the organisation and help their community.

Volunteers can have a big impact on their communities, and south coast diocese president Gary Webb encouraged Logan and Scenic Rim residents to volunteer as part of their new year's resolutions.

"No matter who you are or your skills and experience, you will be welcomed at Vinnies and play a part in helping hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders every year," he said.

"Volunteering in our shops assists us to raise funds for our good works and also helps the environment, because all our goods are donated by a generous public, giving them a second life and stopping them from ending up in landfill.

Call out for volunteers: St Vinnies president Garry Webb.

Call out for volunteers: St Vinnies president Garry Webb.

"Our members visit in pairs with people who are struggling, providing practical and material support in their time of need, and speaking from experience, it is incredibly rewarding," Mr Webb said.

"It's such an amazing feeling being able to give back and really help people."

All volunteers receive training and support and can give as little or as many hours as they can spare each week.

"We are able to help people who are struggling in a range of ways, including assistance with food, clothing, bills and furniture," Mr Webb said.

"Often, we can be the difference between someone going hungry that night, or continuing to sleep on the floor or even having the electricity disconnected.

"We are a trusted charity in times of disaster such as the ongoing drought, the floods in north Queensland, the current bushfire crisis, just as we are each and every day when people are in need of help.

"Once you see the impact you can have in giving someone a hand-up when they need it you know volunteering with us was one of the best decisions you've ever made.

"Our Vincentians couldn't help as many people as they do each year without the funds raised in our shops through the wonderful work of our shop volunteers.

"So no matter how you choose to get involved, you're making a difference."