Meet Terrie, Vinnies Darwin City Store Manager

Terrie began as a Vinnies volunteer in May 2019 to update her skills and apply them to a new area. Four months later she was managing a Vinnies store.


Terrie left a career in childcare, leading the care of a group of 2-3 year olds, to embark on a new adventure. Today she manages Vinnies NT’s newest flagship store in Cavenagh Street Darwin.


What do you love about your role?

Every day is an adventure. With the store located in the heart of Darwin we get people from all walks of life to our store – backpackers, older tourists from the Ghan, locals. I love hearing the travel stories, and I love looking at the eclectic things we get in our store. And I value the opportunity to be positive and help people when they need it most.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

Camping. I’m a ‘minimalist’ camper. I’ll grab my swag, table, and chair and off I go. My teenage son and I love it.


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Rapid healing. I recently hurt my toe and it needed stitching – ouch – don’t ever want stitches again, so rapid healing is the superpower for me.


And just for a little fun, what’s your favourite dessert?

Sticky date pudding.