Do You Want to be Inspired?

Our volunteers inspire and empower thousands of women each year on their path to financial independence. Dress for Success Triangle NC could not exist without the dedicated support of our individual volunteers who deliver 90 percent of our services each year. 

how to help

Become a Coach - Coaches provide support, advise and encouragement to women during their job searches.

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As an Image Coach, you will help a woman choose a professional outfit for her interviews and/or place of employment that will boost her self-confidence. Click HERE for a detailed description.

As a Career Coach, you will help a woman develop or edit her resume and cover letter and ready her for interviews. Basic computer skills are required. Click HERE for a detailed description.

Our coaches are key to the success of our clients and organization. Most coaches work one three-hour shift a week, two shifts a month, or one Saturday a month. Must be 23 years of age and training is required.

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Boutique Sales

Our Boutique Sales are fund-raising events where people shop for a cause. Volunteers assist with store preparation, customer service, and operation of the sale. No prior training is required. Minimum age is 18 years old or 13 with a parent/guardian.

Join us for our last sale of 2018, November 14-17. Sign up HERE to be a part of the fun and make an impact!

Donation Center Specialist

Work in our Durham or Raleigh donation centers to sort, tag, and organize clothing donations. Help make sure we have gorgeous clothes to empower our clients.

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Outreach Events

Represent Dress for Success Triangle NC at outreach events throughout the community to educate potential clients and volunteers about our services.

Special Events

We host two major fundraisers a year, our Celebrate Success Gala at the Angus Barn in March and our Women Making Change luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Cary in September. Committee members serve in the capacity that best matches their skills, interests and time limitations.


Get involved

step one

Fill out an interest form (below). You’ll then receive an email from our volunteer coordinator. In the meantime, you can sign up for a training session.

step two

Attend a volunteer training session. Learn more about Dress for Success Triangle NC, our mission and programs, the various volunteer roles we offer, and how to get involved.  

2019 Training Dates

The following dates and locations will offer training from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated (*)

Durham Raleigh

January 5 January 18

February 1 February 13

March 2 March 22

April 18* May 25

June 7 June 13

July 13 August 16

September 6 October 10*

November 14* December 7

step Three

If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities (other than coaching), sign up here.


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For more information about volunteering please contact Volunteer Coordinator Laurin at Laurin.Norwood@dfstrianglenc.org

Thank you for your help and support empowering Triangle women.

volunteer interest form