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Volunteer

Individual Volunteering

Volunteers are critical to Bottomless Closet’s ability to connect women and work. We strive to provide our volunteers with meaningful opportunities that make a direct impact on our mission. Bottomless Closet customizes skills based projects for individuals as well as corporate groups.

*CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS*

  • Bilingual Volunteers (especially Spanish-speaking volunteers)
  • Inventory Assistance
  • Administrative Support
  • Evening Availability

How You Can Help

Clothing Consultation and Coaching

  • Work one-on-one with clients
  • Select work appropriate clothing from the boutique
  • Conduct mock interviews and proactive presentation skills
  • Review resumes and prepare clients for their interviews

Inventory Management

  • Sort incoming clothing donations
  • Select desirable professional attire
  • Organize displays in the boutique
  • Manage the storage space

Educational Curriculum

  • Facilitate workshops on topics including Professional Development, Financial Management and Personal Enrichment

Professional Expertise

  • Consult in the area of one’s expertise e.g. website design, graphic design, writing/editing for communications

Client Follow-Up

  • Outreach to clients following their interviews to check on their employment status, invite them to workshops and schedule any necessary follow up appointments

 

Apply to be a Volunteer

 

Please stay tuned to this page for future Volunteer Orientation Session dates.

 

If you are a company or organization that is interested in volunteering with Bottomless Closet as a group, please click here.

“I had been looking for a job for months, but after I came to Bottomless Closet for the first time, I was offered a job the very same day as my next interview,” recalls LaToya. “Responses to my new resume have been flooding in since then, and I’ve had multiple job offers, including for higher-paying positions than the ones I applied for.”

– LaToya

 

Emerging Leaders

Bottomless Closet’s Emerging Leaders Network serves as a platform to raise awareness among the next generation of working women and men – supporting Bottomless Closet’s mission, education, fundraising and volunteer goals.

Emerging Leaders Network is a volunteer network of young professionals who share the common belief that all New York City women deserve the tools to equally succeed in their professional lives. Membership in the Emerging Leaders Network includes fundraising events, clothing drives, volunteer initiatives, and educational seminars for Bottomless Closet clients and outside attendees.

We look forward to future events where we can network among young professionals who share the common belief that all New York City women deserve the tools to equally succeed in their professional lives. If you are interested in hearing about future Emerging Leaders Network news and events, please email your full name and contact
information to emergingleaders@bottomlessclosetnyc.org to be added to our mailing list. If you are interested in learning more or joining Emerging Leaders Network, please contact Yvonne Cassidy, Bottomless Closet Development Director.