St Vincent de Paul [Vinnies] Bathurst is seeking interested members of the community to consider a volunteer role within the organisation to assist the less fortunate.
The organisation is after volunteers for both the Keppel Street shop and welfare office next door to perform a variety of roles.
Vinnies' St Therese Conference president Graham Clayton said the organisation welcomes volunteers from any background.
"An ideal volunteer is someone who has plenty of empathy for the less fortunate and while we might be a Catholic-based organisation, we welcome anyone as long as they have passed a police and a working with children check," Mr Clayton said.
"There's a variety of jobs for people to do, including sorting donations, customer service and arranging displays, and the welfare department always keeps us busy."
The organisation has faced significant disruption over the past year due to COVID-19, with many volunteers in the 'at risk' category of contracting the virus.
"Our welfare department went back to the office on Monday for the first time since March last year," Mr Clayton said.
"During COVID's peak, we were working five days a week [the welfare office normally opens two days a week] delivering hampers, providing transport and fundraising."
"Furthermore, the shop would certainly benefit from around eight to 10 volunteers to ease the burden."
Vinnies hosted a community sleepout in Bathurst for the first time last year, raising $13,000 for John Therry House, a homeless and women's refuge opened in Kelso last October.
"It's hard to put into words the gratification you feel when you know your efforts are helping those doing it tough, and we see so many clients weeks or months later who are on top of the world," Mr Clayton said.
For more information on how to get involved with Vinnies, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 63315329.