Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a critical component in allowing us to provide a quality service to children in our community. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities–for adults and youth–that will help support the mission of Clothes To Kids. Find a way to volunteer that’s just right for you!

In the Store

Back Room: Sort, tag, hang and stock the store floor. These ongoing jobs are great for youth and adults and help ensure that we can meet the clothing needs of students visiting the store and make our shop a welcoming place for families!

Shopping Assistant: Help clients select clothing during their visit and help make the shopping experience pleasant and enjoyable.

Volunteer shopping assistants work with a client at the Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County Store
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Stern Photography
Outside the Store

Wash and/or Repair: Spending a little time cleaning and/or repairing donations can save clothes headed for the discard pile. This is an on-­going need, and really helps!

Thrift Store Deal Finder: Volunteers are needed to shop for new underwear and socks as well as clothing sizes that are missing from our inventory. This is one of our most fun volunteer tasks and training is available for anyone who is interested.

Garage Sale Donation Finder: Garage Sale donation finders identify sales that have items appropriate for the clients of CTKF, tell the person holding the sale about the mission of our organization, and then return at the end of the sale to pick out items for the store. One or two garage sales can fill up a car!

Operations

Special Events: Help plan fundraising events or attend networking events on behalf of CTKF. Special Events volunteers serve as an important link between CTKF and the community.

Marketing/Public Relations/Fundraising: Help the Board of Directors get the word out about CTKF by assisting with letter writing, brochure design, newsletter contributions and other special projects. Interested volunteers can work on one or several projects each year, so this is a very flexible commitment.

Donation Pick-­up: Volunteers are needed for ongoing and one-­time donation pick-­ups. Anyone who signs up for this position will get an email whenever we need a donation pick-­up. All you have to do is respond if you can help, so the time commitment is very flexible.

Board of Directors: We are always looking for new candidates to join the Board. Contact us if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors in any capacity.

* We are always looking for people who speak Spanish to return phone calls, work with Spanish-speaking clients and make bi-lingual signage/materials.

JCC campers help restock inventory at the Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County Store

Special Programs

Apparel Partner Program: Apparel Partner representatives serve as the liaison between CTKF and the retail community, and work with the Director to identify and approach companies who may be willing to partner with our organization. Once retailers are regular donors, Apparel Partner representatives may also be responsible for making reminder calls to businesses and arranging donation pick-ups.

Student Ambassador Program Coordinator: CTKF needs adult volunteers who are interested in helping high school age students who choose to become Student Ambassadors. This is a flexible position, and it is perfect for people who can give a little each week.

Student Ambassador (kids only!): Student Ambassadors help both their own school and schools in their area plan and carry out clothing drives on behalf of CTKF. This is ideally suited for older students looking for a challenging, on-going volunteer project. Responsibilities of this position may include: 1) contacting elementary, middle and high school student council representatives and/or teachers who may have an interest in conducting a clothing drive, 2) helping students create promotional materials and plan for a drive, 3) supporting students as they carry out drives and 4) coordinating delivery of clothing drive donations, and 5) recognizing the efforts of the student groups who complete a drive.

We want to hear from you!

Fill out our Volunteer Survey and get started as soon as possible!

Not quite ready to volunteer, but looking for more information? Use our volunteer info request form to get in touch, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

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