Create from junk

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Shop Assistant Addington

Assist with the retail operation of Creative Junk. Sales, operate a till & cash handling. Have an interest in Arts & Crafts and recycling. We require a minimum commitment to a 3 hour shift weekly/fortnightly for 6 months, on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 11 am-2 pm or 2-5 pm or Saturday 11 am-1 pm.

We are looking for volunteers to work at Creative Junk helping our customers during their visits and ensuring an attractive, functional and safe workplace. Greeting and serving customers, answer any queries they may have. Have an interest in recycling and some Art & Crafts skills would be an advantage.

You would be required to cash handle and use our cash register.

Not everything will be put back in its rightful place, so help with keeping the shop clean and tidy. As well as tidying up, you’ll be restocking goods and ensuring they’re attractively displayed.

When new materials come in, assist with the deliveries.

Skills Required

Have cash handling and some Admin skills, with an interest in Art & Crafts and recycling. A reasonable standard of fitness and excellent communication skills are required.

Benefits / Rewards

Meeting and working with people who are creative and care about recycling



We have Office space to lease, Addington

ground floor office/showroom space of 23.35m²


upstairs office space of 65.15m²

with a shared space upstairs for meetings and tea/coffee making facilities

at 25 Disraeli St, Addington


Currently the vinyl area upstairs is seen as a common area for all leasing and sub-leasing the premises as this will allow for an area for tea/coffee making facilities as well as an area for meetings to take place.

For more information please contact Christine or Sharon 3794040 or email


  • Please note: Cash or Cheque. Only NO EFTPOS

Please contact us to arrange

  • A group visit outside these hours
  • Workshop or birthday party


Car parking is available in front of our building and across the road, Across the road is in the empty section in front of Number 26, so go up driveway opposite our building and there are 6 parking spaces (marked with yellow paint) in middle which can be used while visiting CREATIVE JUNK

New Art Supplies for sale


TEMPERA 500 ml





TEMPERA 2 litres $15.00 $18.50
ACRYLIC 500 ml $9.00 $11.00
ACRYLIC 2 litres $26.60 $32.80
FLOURESCENT 500ml $10.60 $13.10
SCHOOL PVA 2 litres $13.40 $16.50
HIGH GRADE PVA 2 litres $24.70 $30.40
  • Variety of Steam Punk embellishments
  • Clock mechanisms


Props, Earth Balls, Blocks, Toddler Steps, Tunnels, Body Socks, Parachutes, Musical Instruments & more.

Many thanks, we have recently received Grants from

  • Rata Foundation
  • COGS
  • Lions Foundation
  • CERT
  • Pub Charity
  • Creative Communities.

Also to our suppliers, without them we would not be here. So thank you for the wonderful support. We appreciate the great drop offs that come in.


Have you considered becoming a donor or sponsor to our very worthy organisation?

We welcome donations. If for any reason you wish to remain anonymous we would of course respect your wishes. All donations made to us are tax deductible as we are a registered charity.

Creative Junk welcomes new members and opportunities to be involved with the community and to continue generating awareness about creative means of utilizing resources that would otherwise become landfill.



Workshops School Holidays


using CREATIVE JUNK Materials

25 Disraeli St, Addington


Come along and have a fun workshop 

Cost: Members $15.00 per workshop, non-members $20.00 per workshop

Caregiver Optional, Free.

Limited to 12 per workshop.

Come and let your imagination run wild in our warehouse of recycled materials

For more information and bookings Contact Christine at Creative Junk Ph: 379 4040


wearable art

Wearable art


Each year we provide an amazing array of unusual and original items for many of Christchurch primary and secondary schools annual wearable art projects.

Not only do we help with the selection of goods to use, our staff and volunteers, will help brainstorm with you and your children to develop  ideas on how to realise your childrens dream costume and make it a reality.

We are always happy to help as much as we can, just ask us.

tried and tested projects

Over the years we have become well known for our presence at some of the mainstay events that happen annually in Christchurch.

Each year we take part in the winter holiday Kidsfest program. This has always been very popular and often requires early bookings. One of our most memorable events was in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council when we did wearable art with the children and the council held a catwalk and ball in the large snow dome at the park, where the children got to proudly show off their amazing creations.

We are also a popular participant in the Childrens Day festivities. We really enjoy having the parents and children come along and see what they can make out of the materials we provide. This is always fun not just for the kids either! It is very rewarding for us to see the collaboration between families when there are no boundaries on their creativity.

At the end of each year we have a float in the December Santa Parade. We have always had a good turn out for this. We can provide some costumes but really encourage families to come in and get supplies to make their own unique costumes. We love to decorate bikes and scooters too. We have no number limits on this event. The more the merrier. At this time of year we love to remind Christchurch residents to live life to the full and live creatively.

silver, silver everywhere

We currently have a large stock of amazing shiny silver film.

If your children have a school dance/disco coming up then this is for you. You can make it into streamers, pom poms and as an awesome entrance curtain. Children love it and with some lighting effects it will be sure to take your disco from just a school disco to one of your childrens most memorable school events.

It is also perfect for those robot and space obsessed children that love making anything to do with sci-fi. We also have one sided silver card for projects that need a bit more structure.

Don’t wait as stocks are limited.