Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a part of our amazing organisation?

Volunteers make it possible for Groomed to Go to empower hundreds of people each year on their path to financial independence. Our volunteers look to connect and inspire each client on their journey to self-sufficiency. We offer numerous opportunities to showcase your skills and help others.

We are currently searching for:

  • Events Team Leader
  • Be Who You Are Volunteer
  • Community Engagement Volunteer
  • Experienced Stylists for Men and Women
  • Career Mentors for Men and Women
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Front-of-House Retail Staff

Information sessions are held regularly throughout the year to outline our organisation’s mission, and the crucial role that our volunteers play.
Where: 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (near the Bayside Food Court exit)
When: Monthly. The next session is on Monday 14 September, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bookings are essential. To register for our information session, or to apply for any volunteer positions, please send an email to volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Events Team Leader

The Events Team leader is the driving force in identifying, planning, coordinating and managing fundraising events. Securing revenue streams through various events is critical to the ongoing success of Groomed to Go. The Events Team Leader will be responsible for recommending events to the Committee of Management for approval, and managing these events from end to end while supported by a team of volunteers.

Key Skills:

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about fundraising
  • Brainstorm creative fundraising ideas
  • Ability to facilitate volunteer engagement
  • Strong project management skills
  • Basic budgeting and forecasting skills

Hours for role: Variable depending upon events calendar – up to 20 hours per month.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Be Who You Are Volunteer

Through our Be Who You Are program, we have been successfully helping transgender women gain confidence and self-esteem by providing a unique styling and dressing service. We are now looking for a member of the transgender community to support our program and help us promote and build networks. You need to be available to attend meetings, conferences and support gatherings. As these meetings are often during normal working hours, the role may best suit a retired person or someone working in a flexible working environment.

Key Skills:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Greeting clients and ensuring they feel welcome
  • Finding professional, work or just appropriate clothing for clients
  • Provide positive feedback throughout the styling experience, offering a safe and welcoming environment, free from judgement, where our clients can explore fashion
  • Being familiar with Social Media would be an advantage.

Hours for role: 15 to 20 hours per month, inclusive of attending onsite most Tuesdays 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Community Engagement Volunteer

A fantastic opportunity for outgoing individuals to build vital relationships between Groomed to Go and our community partners, including local employment services, community groups, and schools, enabling more people in need to find our services.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate the value of our services
  • Managing and maintaining the relationship between Groomed to Go and existing partners
  • Building and facilitating new relationships to help our organisation connect to clients

Hours for role: Varied and flexible, on average 10 hours per month.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Experienced Stylists for Men and Women

Have you got a passion for fashion? We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to take on the role of Stylists for women in our Dress for Success South East Melbourne program, and for men in our Smart Blokes program.

Key Skills:

  • Strong customer focus and empathy
  • Greeting clients and ensuring they feel welcome
  • Finding professional, work appropriate clothing for clients
  • Provide positive feedback throughout the styling experience

Hours for role: Hours are Monday to Thursday 9:45 am – 3:30 pm. Stylists are rostered on specific days according to their requests. You will be expected to volunteer from one to several days per month.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Career Mentors for Men and Women

The Career Mentor provides professional coaching, guidance, and support to clients seeking employment opportunities. As a Career Mentor, you will work one-on-one with clients to understand their career goals, and support them through practical advice, tools, and techniques to help them achieve their goals. Your ultimate purpose is to build the capability and confidence of clients, thus improving their employment prospects. Follow-ups with clients are provided to strengthen employment retention with additional coaching opportunities.

Key Skills:

  • Strong customer focus
  • Up-to-date knowledge of professional career tools including but not limited to a quality resume, and LinkedIn profile
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong empathy and understanding

Hours for role: The Career Mentor service hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:45 am – 3:30 pm. Mentors are rostered on specific days according to their requests. You will be expected to volunteer from one to several days per month.

Training requirements: Initially 3 hours and ongoing as required.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Sales Coordinator

A senior volunteer role, you will be responsible for managing and running the retail shop, Shop@Groomed to Go, at 25 Ross Smith Avenue, East Frankston. You will oversee a small team of Front of House volunteers, ensuring the store is appropriately set up and ready for sale, as well as holding accountability for safe cash handling.

Key Skills:

  • Passion for fashion and sales
  • Professional demeanour and presentation
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Computer literacy

Hours for role: The shop is open Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Sales Coordinator will delegate daily tasks to trusted volunteers, but needs to be in attendance at least one day per week.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.

Front-of-House Retail Staff

Front-of-House staff oversee our retail shop, Shop@Groomed to Go, at 25 Ross Smith Avenue East Frankston. You will greet client and customers upon arrival and create a welcoming, warm atmosphere. Other duties include directing clients and customers to appropriate areas, maintaining the presentation of sale items, organising and replenishing stock, and safe cash handling.

Key Skills:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Passion for fashion and sales
  • Computer literacy

Hours for role: The shop is open Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, so shifts are within those hours. Half-day shifts are possible.

To Apply: If want to applying or would like further information, email volunteering@groomedtogo.org.