Candice attended a workshop at Fitted For Work Parramatta as a job seeker. Having completed her Certificate II in Retail Services, she was keen to gain some retail experience and seized the opportunity to volunteer in the Boutique.

Candice feels she has benefited from volunteering, both personally and professionally. “My experience here at Fitted for Work has been an amazing one. Not only have I gained new skills and met people from all walks of life and professions but it has also helped me personally with my own struggles. I give credit to Fitted For Work for helping me become a better persona and a better worker.”

Candice believes her access to Fitted for Work has been an important factor in improving her confidence. “Before I started volunteering here I hadn’t worked for 5 years, so being introduced back into a workplace was a scary thought. But the longer I have been here, the more I feel that I am becoming more experienced for my future and ready for a workplace.”

Candice started volunteering in The Conscious Closet, dressing service and sorting of clothing donations. She then took on in a paid role as Office Assistant.