Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter in their life.
At the core of our service is a two-hour appointment, during which time each woman receives a complete outfit of high quality clothes (theirs to keep) and dedicated one-to-one interview training. Our support really works, and we are incredibly proud that over one in two of clients that we are able to contact go on to get the job.
Volunteers are central to our success, as they deliver all aspects of our service, and as we look to support more unemployed women we are looking to recruit several more volunteers to join our volunteer community.
Coaching Volunteer Opportunities
Interview Coaching volunteer- any week day 9-5pm
Interview coaching volunteers help clients prepare for their interview by focusing on their skills, their confidence and their presentation. You will need a background in HR, recruitment or senior management. The minimum commitment is one day per month.
Career Coaching volunteer- any week day 9-5pm
Career coaching volunteers help clients with their employment journey before they have secured an interview- be that CV support, help with job applications or ways to develop their skills whilst at home, all whilst also helping them develop their confidence. The minimum commitment is one day per month if possible, but there is some flexibility in this.
Location and Logistics
Our Interview coaches are currently virtual but will be returning to the centre as Covid restrictions ease. Career Coaching is a virtual service but may involve one off and optional face to face sessions in the future.
Volunteering with Smart Works is rewarding and engaging. You will be trained in the different aspects of your role and you will have regular catch-ups with a staff member.
This position will be unpaid.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application Form by midnight on 25th April 2021.