~ Boutique and storage room photography by Leanna Rathkelly
Wear2Start volunteers love helping women, enjoy clothes and are emotionally supportive toward others. Spend a few hours a week sorting clothes and dressing clients or sign up to work at one-time events such as clothing sales or serve on our board of directors.
Work in our boutique
Our volunteers provide a positive experience for every woman who is referred to W2S. Our boutique provides a safe, caring, fun and friendly environment for clients and volunteers. Our volunteers focus on the individual client and create an atmosphere of trust, acceptance and encouragement.
Boutique volunteers pledge to work one shift per week selecting outfits for clients, sorting clothing and accessories for display in the boutique, setting up client appointments, and making phone calls to agencies on behalf of W2S.
To volunteer in the Wear2Start boutique, please contact us.
Hold a fundraising sale
Consider organizing a get-together — a clothing swap or jewelry exchange, for example — and charge a small admission or ask participants to make a donation. Most importantly, enjoy the companionship of women helping women. For one example of a successful fundraiser, please see Accessory sale a “gem” of a fundraiser.
Help out at a special event
From time to time, Wear2Start holds special events, such as clothing sales and fundraisers, to raise funds for the organization. If you have just a few hours to give at one event, this would be a good opportunity to help Wear2Start and learn more about the organization.
Click here to provide your name and email so we can add you to our roster. Then, we’ll send you a notice before events to see if you are available to help.
Serve on the board
Whether you need to bolster your skill sets, want to broaden your community connections, or wish to make a difference in the lives of women, consider volunteering with the Wear2Start Society.
Our working board is personable and effective. Time commitments vary depending on the role assumed, but keeping it fun and manageable is top of mind for everyone.
Skills and abilities that would be an asset to our team, but are not mandatory, include:
- book keeping or financial management
- office/admin staff
- social media and web content
- volunteer coordination
- fundraising and grant writing
- knowledge of non-profit governance, growth, and succession planning
If this is of interest to you, write a letter explaining why you’d like to join us as a board member and what you’d like to contribute to the society. Send your letter — and resume if you’d like — in an email about volunteering to our society president.
For details on how to donate money, clothing or services, please see our Donate page.