There are over 260 volunteers regularly providing support to the Fitted for Work team and our clients. Each year they provide thousands of hours in volunteer time. Our volunteers are committed to helping our clients look great and get work. They assist with a range of activities such as dressing women at our boutiques, sorting clothes, mentoring, interview preparation, hosting training programs, work experience and more.
For more information on how to apply to become a volunteer click here.
"In the beginning it was truly beneficial to see how the more experienced volunteers worked and then eventually having the chance to add my own touch when styling clients."
Read Elisa's story here.
I’ve benefited from volunteering alongside such down to earth women.
"Fitted for Work is such a rewarding place to volunteer. It's a trusting and safe environment, and to know that you've helped your clients walk away feeling confident and empowered to get that job is an amazing feeling!"
Your clients walk away feeling confident and empowered
"Volunteering at Fitted for Work has been a most rewarding experience for me as I have had the privilege of seeing women with adversity gain confidence, pride and hope through the clothes fitting and practice interview process. They are made to feel special, something they have not felt in a while. I enjoy the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the boutique and have met wonderful volunteers and staff who share the same passion and commitment as I do."
I enjoy the relaxed and fun atmosphere
"I love coming into work and seeing a client that leaves those doors happy and grateful for what we have given them. It's the best feeling."
"Fitted for Work is an amazing organisation and I am truly proud to be involved with them. Like so many busy business women, I am often short on free time but I know every hour I spend with Fitted for Work makes an impact and I am appreciated. It it such a rewarding experience to hear the real stories from women that's lives have been turned around through the support given to them by Fitted for Work."
"Having migrated to this country over 30 years ago, I feel grateful for my good fortune to be able to make my home and build a rewarding career in Australia. Through Fitted for Work I have been able to contribute in a small way to helping other women to make a new and better life for themselves and their families. The knowledge that a significant percentage of the women we see succeed in obtaining and keeping a job has been truly gratifying. But even more gratifying is watching their transformation as they walk out of our boutique, the smile on their face, the spring in their step and the confidence and hope in the future that they have gained."
Confidence and hope in the future
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“There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.”
- Kofi Annan