989 Commonwealth Ave Boston, Ma 02215-1308
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Our missionThe mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Boston

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Mentor

Develop a long-term relationship with a client, helping her remain focused on her goals and empowered to succeed.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Speaker

Volunteers are needed to speak to a variety of audiences throughout the Greater Boston Area. Locations and formats vary greatly, and volunteers are contacted on an as-needed basis. The ideal candidate is comfortable speaking in both formal and casual settings. Content will be provided.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Social Media Assistant

Social media keeps us connected to our clients, our donors and the community at large. We are looking for a volunteer to who can devote one day a week to helping with our social media campaign. Duties include gathering information on current events in the boutique, taking and editing photographs, writing and scheduling posts.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

Host a Fundraiser

Fundraising events can be large or small, held at your home or in conjunction with local businesses, and can focus on anything that interests you. (We’ve partnered with creative fundraisers to host trunk shows, cocktail tastings, bowling nights, hair dressing events—even a burrito rolling event.) Pick an activity that sounds like fun, invite your family, friends and co-workers, then donate the proceeds to Dress for Success Boston.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Career Center

Our Career Center is designed to assist our clients at any point in their job search. Clients are paired with a qualified volunteer for one-on-one guidance with the job search process, resume building, cover-letter writing, interview preparation, and general office support, including access to computers and printers.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays
How you helpOur volunteers help women find the right suit as well as one-on-one guidance with the complete job search process. It is through our diverse, multi-talented and committed volunteer team that we are able to service over 1,000 clients each year.
About usOur purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.
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