Traditionally, volunteers in op shops have been middle-aged or retired women. These women are working in the Wellington City Mission op shop in Lower Hutt in 1967. Nancy Rodda is modelling a dress which her fellow volunteers are adjusting. As more women entered the paid workforce there were fewer of these volunteers. This contributed to some op shops becoming more professional – some even had paid managers.
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