Volunteer Opportunities:

Dress for Success SW Florida is a volunteer-driven organization. From sorting suits to shopping with clients, our volunteers make it possible for us to fulfill our mission. We seek to empower our clients with the self-assurance and self-confidence needed to transition into economic independence. Each one of our volunteers plays a part in initiating powerful change in the SW Florida area.

Join Our Movement!

Everyone volunteers for different reasons, whether you are a student looking to gain experience through community involvement, a retired person seeking to stay busy or someone who wants to give back, you all have something in common: your contribution to this organization and the communities throughout SW Florida  is invaluable. Every job, no matter how small, is an opportunity to learn something new and experience the joy of selflessness. Simply put, we could not do what we do without you so your support is essential!

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Personal Shopper
Volunteers may work one-on-one with Dress for Success SW Florida clients to help select their interview suit. Suitings take place in the office Monday through Saturday, by appointment. Personal shopping is a wonderful way to boost women's confidence and make a direct impact on our clients' lives.

Career Center Volunteer
Volunteers help out clients with their job search process; review and edit resumes, help write cover letters and give interview tips to women in need. They also meet with clients to perform mock interviews and informational interviews in order to give them a chance to practice and improve their communication skills. Career Center volunteers meet with Dress for Success clients in the office at various times during the week and on Saturdays.

Special Events and Fundraising
Volunteers are invited to help with many special events throughout the year. These opportunities include serving on committees for one of our fundraiser, helping with set-up and logistics and all around event planning. Individuals are also invited to host their own fundraisers. Dress for Success SW Florida is always in need of funding and encourages such efforts on all levels.

Mentors and Speakers
We are actively looking for professional women to mentor both our unemployed and/or employed clients. Mentoring and coaching can be tied in with our programs and we are always seeking qualified speakers for our programs in both Fort Myers and Naples.

We invite you to submit your completed volunteer application to: 
swflorida@dfsswflorida.org.
or by mail at:

Dress for Success SW Florida
12995 South Cleveland Ave., Suite 153
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Once we receive your completed form we will contact you directly to schedule an orientation. Thank you for your interest in Dress for Success SW Florida. We look forward to meeting you soon!