California Gully Shop

Whether you're volunteering, making a purchase or donating goods, op shops provide a great opportunity to give back to local communities.

Our op shops raise funds for vital programs and services in local communities. Uniting Emergency Relief and Community Meals Services are supported through our local Op Shops.

Op Shop Team Members support in various ways. These may include:

  • Sorting donated items
  • Customer service and sales
  • Pricing donated items for sale
  • Creating displays / merchandising.

What is it like to work in the Op Shop?

“Each day is different — I could be hanging and tagging donated items, working on the register, sorting items or clearing shelves that need to be dusted. Lunchtime is always busy, so while we potter about, we focus on greeting people as they walk in to the shop. What I like most about helping out here is the variety — both in the people who visit the shop and those who work here, as well as the amazing range of items that are donated to us. There is never a dull moment and I’m grateful we all get along really well — even when we’re under the pump. We all support each other to deal with some of our more challenging customers — we know that working together is the best way to get through the day and no-one is expected to do anything they are uncomfortable with.” – Op Shop Team Member

Want to know more ?

Pop into or call a local store

- 324 Eaglehawk Road, California Gully  - 03 5446 3391
- 501 Napier Street, White Hills - 03 9192 8100
- Cnr Panton and Laurel Street, Golden Square  - 03 5444 1843

look out for our exciting new store coming to Bendigo soon!


  • Location
  • Bendigo VIC

Type of work

Retail & Sales

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning English, People with a Disability 


Regular - more than 6 months


 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .


  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check


    Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

    It is a condition of engagement that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

    Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.