Volunteering at Fitted for Work

volunteers

We are currently pausing our intake of new volunteers.

If you would like to join us in 2023 please complete the application form via the link below and we will be in touch in the new year with next steps. Thanks for your patience, we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Interested in joining our volunteer waitlist?

Our Volunteer Roles

Our Fitted for Work volunteers support women and gender diverse jobseekers to build confidence and job-readiness skills; respectfully provide feedback on job-related documents and thoughtfully manage our clothing donations.

Our volunteer recruitment is currently paused and will recommence in 2023 to support our national operations. Unless specified, these activities will be based onsite at our Richmond office in Victoria, with opportunities to be part of our behind-the-scenes activity and contribute to our daily operations.

Please note our volunteer roles require:

  • Commitment of 1 shift per week
  • Availability between 9:30am and 3:30pm
  • Ability to volunteer onsite at our National Office in Richmond, Victoria
  • 6 – 12 month volunteer commitment
  • Completion of relevant training

Volunteers are needed to accept donations, sort through clothing and personal care products, as well as assisting with stock management.

Days: Tuesdays or Wednesdays onsite

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

dressing room

Volunteers are needed to support face-to-face client care. You will be working with the client assisting with styling and accessorising for their individual needs. You will also be assisting with stock management in the outfitting area.

Days: Tuesdays or Wednesdays onsite

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

TCC

Volunteers are needed onsite to provide retail support at The Conscious Closet. You will be required to take part in the sorting and pricing of clothing, assisting customers and using the cash register.

Days: Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays onsite

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Volunteers are needed to support clients with job preparation techniques. This includes resume writing, cover letter writing and more.

Days: Mondays to Thursdays onsite

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

mentor

Volunteer Mentors connect online or in person in their own time, with mentees for job readiness and work-related support, helping them in their job search journey or progress in a current role.

Time: Hours are flexible and vary, this role typically involves 1-2 hours per week of support. Training of 10 -12 hours is required.

Support the facilitation of online workshops with clients in job readiness and confidence building.

Time: Times vary, typically 60-90 minutes once or twice a week, some business hours, some after hours. Can be done offsite.

Interested in joining our volunteer waitlist?

Hear what our volunteers have to say!

  • Volunteering with Fitted for Work provides a sense of making a real and tangible difference to disadvantaged women’s lives. A diverse and highly talented group of women provide their time and expertise, and it is a privilege to be working alongside them. It really is about women supporting women.

    Jen

    Fitted for Work Volunteer

  • The last young girl I dressed, left bursting with confidence saying ‘I’m going to nail this job now’! I often get a tear in my eye when that happens.

    Joan

    Fitted for Work Volunteer

  • Being a volunteer at Fitted for Work is a satisfying and fulfilling job. I meet different kinds of people with different backgrounds and being connected with them means I’ve learnt a lot. Sharing your knowledge and helping them especially in understanding their needs and bringing their self-esteem back is a highlight.

    Ethel

    Fitted for Work Volunteer

  • Volunteering with Fitted for Work is a most rewarding experience. There is no better way to feel good about yourself than helping others. You will work along side passionate and caring women who do want to make a contribution to another person’s life in whatever way they can. The clients of Fitted for Work are very grateful for any and all assistance and to be part of their empowerment is at times overwhelmingly satisfying.

    Mary

    Fitted for Work Volunteer

  • As a volunteer for Fitted for Work, it has given me much pleasure to offer support to women who are trying to return back into the workforce. I get a real buzz from seeing the potential in these wonderful women who are on a positive journey of change and the look on their faces when they see themselves transformed in front of a mirror. I am also happy to have found a great charity that I can donate my business clothing samples to. Giving back has empowered me!

    Elsa

    Fitted for Work Volunteer