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 could not exist without the dedicated support of our individual volunteers who deliver 90 percent of our client services each year. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities you can register on the link below for an upcoming training session.

Here are just a few of the ways you can serve.

  • Career coach
  • Image coach
  • Boutique Sale volunteer
    • Pre-sale preparation
    • Sale support
    • Post-sale tear-down
  • Donation Center volunteer
  • Special Events volunteer




Volunteer Training Sessions

This training is for all volunteers who want to learn more about Dress for Success Triangle NC, our mission and programs, the various volunteer roles we offer, and how to get involved.  The first hour of training will be an overview of our mission, programs, and volunteer opportunities, and second and third hours are dedicated to specific information on image and career coaching with our clients.

February 3rd, 9:30-12:30, Raleigh

February 15th, 6:00-9:00, Durham

Register Here


Our Volunteer Roles

Become a Coach

We need coaches who work directly with a woman to support, advise and encourage her during her job search. Must be 23 years old to volunteer.

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. For a detailed description of an Image Coach click here.

As a Career Coach you will help a woman develop or edit her resume and cover letter for the job she is seeking and help prepare her for interviews. Basic computer skills are required. For a detailed description of a Career Coach click here.

Our coaches are key to the success of our clients and organization. We schedule our clients based on volunteer availability and most volunteers work one shift a week, two shifts a month, or one Saturday a month. If you would like to become a coach we require that you attend a volunteer training session and shadow an experienced coach.

Boutique Sales

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

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.

Outreach Events

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

Special Events

We host two major fundraisers a year which are run by two separate steering committees.  Celebrate Success Gala is held at the Angus Barn in March and Women Making Change luncheon is held at Embassy Suites in Cary in November.  Committee members serve in the capacity that best matches their skills and interests and time limitations. 

For more information please contact us at

Thank you for your help and support in empowering Triangle women.