Volunteers are the heart of Success In Style!
- No prior fashion experience necessary.
- Volunteering once a week is optimal.
- SIS is open daily (exept Mondays).
- Volunteer opportunities are also available in Laurel, Glen Burnie, and Woodstock.
- To Inquire about volunteer opportunities in the Savage or North Laurel locations please write “Adult Volunteer” or “Teen Volunteer” in the subject line and email: email@example.com
- Teen volunteer opportunities are also available. Please use “Junior Volunteer” in the subject line and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are the heart of our organization and we value the dedicated men and women who make our mission possible. Join us for Breakfast at Charity’s on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December) from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in our SIS studio at the Historic Savage Mill to meet other prospective and veteran volunteers, as well as our Executive Director, Jeannette Kendall and many of our board members. In addition to the rewarding service opportunity, we also provide incentives for participation including recognition for excellence, prizes and a free item from Charity’s Closet for each four hour shift worked for our adult volunteers.
Retail volunteers assist customers in any of our three upscale resale shops in the Historic Savage Mill, and manage inventory for visual appeal and ease of customer shopping experience.
Inventory volunteers evaluate donated garments for suitability for our mission needs and resale locations. Among the required tasks are hanging, tagging and steaming items to be stored for client use or sale. Inventory volunteers are responsible for the organization of our garment storage, which keeps the workflow of Sis and its resale locations going.
All SiS clients receive a full fashion consultation, and consultants come into our organization through the volunteer portal. We require that individuals volunteer a minimum of 20 hours in other areas before allowing them to begin training and work directly with clients. This ensures that consultants understand the SIS mission fully and are well suited to working with our most important asset – our clients. We provide instruction and hands-on training to make the consultation process a fun and rewarding experience.
Maryland students are required to provide a given number of community service hours. We are happy to have high-school-aged individual join our team of dedicated volunteers. Their fresh sense of style and boundless energy make them a fun and valuable contribution to the organization. We have a special application which includes parental permission and release of liability.
Arrange a one-time one-day event for colleages, classmates, family, and friends. Success-in-a-Day volunteers are arranged in 4-hour shifts for the sorting and organizing of our incoming inventory for SiS use and boutique resale. Sandwiches are provided by SiS during the shift, and volunteers are entitled to a free item of closing from Charity’s or Phil’s Closet. Volunteers also receive a service hours certificate for their time, which applies towards community service initiatives and taxable income.
Kim Nowalk, Chairperson
Margaret Regnone, Treasurer
Deborah Bennett, Secretary
Success in Style is always looking for talented and motivated individuals to serve on our board of directors.