Volunteer with us
Do you have a passion to help people? Would you like to help unemployed men and women gain confidence to get into employment? '
PLEASE NOTE: We have paused our volunteer recruitment due to an overwhelming number of volunteering requests in response to the covid-19 pandemic.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who have got in touch with us to volunteer their time to support the unemployed into employment during these unprecedented times.
Suited for Success relies on passionate committed volunteers. We're always looking to expand our team with more male and female volunteers to support and prepare clients referred to Suited for Success to look great and feel confident ready to succeed in a job interview.
A passion to help people
No experience is necessary (apart from the interview coaching role) as full training and support will be given. However, we're looking for people to volunteer just a few hours a month, who have lots of energy, have great communication skills and are passionate about helping and encouraging men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
Many of the clients we see are experiencing significant personal barriers to employment including ex-offenders, long term unemployed, substance misuse recovery, homelessness, care leavers, ex-military and NEET 16-24 young people. Suited for Success is a practical vehicle to move people from long-term unemployment, crime and homelessness into employment, so they can become independent and break free from the cycle of poverty.
There are various volunteer roles at Suited for Success depending on people's skill sets and also their area of volunteering preference. There may also be some cross over depending on how busy or quiet appointments are.
Meet and Greet - We pride ourselves on making our clients feel welcome when they arrive for their appointment at Suited for Success. Our greeters play an important role to meet and greet clients at the front door, offer them a tea or coffee and introduce them to the member of the team who will be doing the appointment. Gentle duties will also include assisting other members of the team who are dressing clients helping with putting clothing items back or finding sizes also keep areas clean, organised and tidy.
Dressing clients - Our dressing volunteers will meet and greet our referred clients and work closely with each client to find out a bit more about them, encourage clients with tips and advice ready for their interview, identify potential barriers, listen to their requirements then dress and style clients in an appropriate outfit for their upcoming job interview.
Interview coaching - Do you have skills and experience in recruitment, interview coaching, employment coaching or maybe you're in a managerial role where you have to interview people for jobs. You may be retired, work part-time or you are currently in a role and you get a few employee volunteer days for the year.
We are looking for people who have experience in recruitment to volunteer just once a month to coach unemployed men and women with interview skills and interview practice at Suited for Success. Interested? Please get in touch.
Stockroom - duties include sorting and organising clothing donations, hanging our stock and making sure clothes are clean, pressed, hung, immaculately presented and ready to use. This role would suit people who are tidy and have great organisational skills.
Volunteer days and times
We are asking for volunteers to commit to a just one shift a month.
Volunteer times are the following:
Tuesdays: 10am - 3pm
Thursdays: 10am - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
(Volunteers may also be needed for our bespoke pop-up events and workshops days on a Wednesday).
If you are interested in volunteering with Suited for Success please get in touch we would love to meet you for a chat email: email@example.com
Corporate volunteer days
We really value and appreciate any volunteering contribution, time and skills your business or organisation can make to Suited for Success. We want you to enjoy volunteering with us and there are several ways to get involved to make a real difference to the lives of unemployed men and women in Birmingham.
We can arrange CSR volunteer days for your staff team at Suited for Success. Whether for just a few hours or a whole day volunteer duties would include sorting donations and helping to dress clients. Or if your company has any ideas of how you would like to support Suited for Success we would be really happy to explore them with you. Please get in touch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate employee volunteering
Does your company have an employee volunteering programme? You could use your volunteer days to volunteer with Suited for Success. Get in touch to find out how Email: email@example.com