Volunteer

14 2015 Volunteer Landing PageWe cannot do what we do without amazing volunteers!  In 2016, nearly 400 volunteers donated thousands of compassionate service hours to Dress for Success Columbus programs and our women.

Do you want to give back to the community through the gift of compassionate time? We would love to have you join our team in Columbus!  Whatever amount of time you have free, whether several hours a week, or simply an hour a month, we sincerely welcome your involvement at Dress for Success Columbus. Opportunities for involvement are listed here (pdf).

Click here to complete the Dress for Success Columbus Volunteer Application!


Volunteer Open House

We request that all interested volunteers attend a Volunteer Open House, hosted monthly at Dress for Success Columbus from 6:00-7:00 PM. All interested volunteers have an opportunity to tour the mission and ask questions in a casual environment. We can only accommodate 30 persons per Volunteer Open House, so please RSVP early!

Please complete the volunteer application prior to attending a Volunteer Open House – click here to access!

RSVP Required – Click the date below to register for a 2017 Volunteer Open House!

Volunteer Open Houses start and end on time, in respect of everyone’s obligations.  If you are going to be more than 10 minutes late, please reschedule for the next month’s Volunteer Open House.


Volunteer Opportunities

Personal Stylist – Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM, and one Saturday a month 9 AM – 1 PM. Work one-on-one with a Dress for Success Columbus client and help select professional attire during her Interview Suiting. You’ll provide support and encouragement as she prepares for interviews. Once a woman becomes employed, she returns to Dress for Success Columbus for additional clothing to help her build a working wardrobe. Being a Personal Stylist is an enjoyable and rewarding way to make a direct impact on the lives of the women we serve.

Accept and Sort Donations 
Monday through Friday 10 AM – 4 PM. This important task helps Dress for Success Columbus keep our boutique ready for clients. Dress for Success Columbus accepts donations from generous contributors during the week. Volunteers accept and sort business apparel to place on the boutique floor! Feel Good Fridays are a fun, physical day. Gathering a group to give a few hours at our mission by accepting and sorting business apparel is a fun way to spend time with friends or co-workers and help our cause!  We dress casually and use our combined energy to ensure the next week’s clients have an empowering experience!

Career Center SpecialistFriday 1 PM – 4 PM. Support clients in their job search, review and edit résumés, help write cover letters, and offer interview tips. Career Center Specialists meet with Dress for Success Columbus clients in our agency. Assisting a woman as she continues her professional growth and development is a fulfilling and valuable experience.

Y.E.S! (Young Executives for Success) – Young female professionals whose ‘9-5’ jobs make it challenging to volunteer during the workday. Members gain leadership skills and plan/promote annual signature Y.E.S! event. Email yes@dfscmh.org for details.

Click here for a pdf document of our Volunteer Opportunities!


Volunteer Handbook

Preparing for your first shift? Have you been away for a while and want to refresh yourself on policies and procedures? Want to see more of what it’s like to be a Volunteer at Dress for Success Columbus? Stay tuned for our updated Volunteer Handbook! Email molly@dfscmh.org for details!