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GROUP VOLUNTEERING

We’re excited to have your team support ours!

A volunteering event at Thread Together is a brilliant way to engage your staff and boost team morale.

Our ideal group size is from 15 to 50 people, please use the form below to request a date and we will be in touch to confirm.

REQUEST a GROUP volunteering EVENT

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What GROUP Volunteering opportunities do you have?

Sydney

Sorting new clothing and fulfilling client orders for groups of 15-20, or up to 40 for two groups taking part in our ‘gamified’ volunteering experience.

Our fulfillment centre in Banksmeadow is where a lot of the magic happens. It’s the heart of where we receive and distribute brand new clothing. We welcome volunteers to assist us in sorting clothing into categories and sizes as well as fulfil orders by picking clothing and packing it for distribution. Volunteers hear from our CEO and people who have utilised our services. It’s a great team building day where everyone will walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

Melbourne 

We can host smaller groups of up to 5 volunteers to support us with preparing and merchandising our Mobile Wardrobe and delivering the service to clients at our charity partner locations. 

What days are the sessions held on and how long do they last?

 

State NSW
Activity  Sorting & Packing
Duties

Sort new clothing into categories and sizes

Picking and packing online orders

Location Banksmeadow, Sydney
Days Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm & 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Duration 3.5 hours

 

What do the Sessions involve?

The sessions typically cover the following agenda:

  • 9.00am Welcome and Overview of Thread Together 
  • 9.30am Sorting, Picking and Packing orders
  • 11.00am Break to hear some impact stories / nibbles
  • 11.30am Continue with volunteering activities
  • 12.30pm Farewell

Overview of Thread Together

Presentation by a member of the Thread Together team including facts and figures, an eye opener into fashion waste and the sadly growing need for clothing in our community.

Induction:

Orientation and induction presentation which includes safety content (e.g. lifting, location of exits, evacuation process etc.)

Activity: Sorting, picking & Packing

There are two key volunteering activities:

1) Main Warehouse – Sorting: Clothing donations from our Fashion Partners are sorted into product categories and sizes. 

Tasks typically involve unpacking boxes and then sorted into Thread Together cartons (may include opening pre-cut box lids, unpacking and capturing details of items).

2) Packing area – Order Fulfilment: Orders placed online are picked and carefully packed.  

Tasks typically involve selecting clothing orders from the day’s list and fulfilling them by picking the items from the pick bays and packing the items in boxes ready for Toll collection.

Impact Stories

Thread Together will share examples of the differences that this service and by association, the volunteers, are making to the many vulnerable people in our community.

Storytelling is often provided by a beneficiary of our service or one of our charity partners.

How many people can we bring?

Our ideal group size is from 15 people up to 50. If you are a large group we may split you into two teams and make it into a competition!

If you have fewer than 15 or more than 50, we may still be able to accommodate your group. Use the ‘FIND OUT MORE’ form below to get in touch – we can review your group size and preferred date and make a plan. 

Is there a fee to organise a corporate / group volunteer day?

We charge a program fee of $1,800 + GST for corporate group volunteer experiences. This is for groups of up to 20 people.

Subject to availability, we are able to offer reduced rates for education and other groups.

Please use the form above to request a booking and we will be in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Do I need to wear special clothing?

Just comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. We recommend wearing company t-shirts if you have them – great for the photos!

PARKING, TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

We have a limited number of parking spaces available at our Fulfilment Centre – we recommend car sharing if you can 🙂

We have allocated bays in front of our warehouse (Unit 21) and further bays around the corner. Please see our parking map here. There is further parking available on Botany Road.

If you are travelling by taxi, we are next to Discovery Cafe and the nearest landmark on Google Maps is the Britz Campervan Hire Sydney which is opposite our centre.

Are there any special requirements or skills?

Above all, a positive, can-do attitude! 

There is a certain amount of physical work involving sorting and packing the clothing. Nothing too strenuous, as long as you are active you will have no problem. We will provide you with basic health & safety training including tips on lifting. 

When picking clothing items for dispatch you’ll need to be able to judge the suitability of each garment for purpose. If items are unavailable, you’ll need to identify suitable alternatives.

You will be expected to maintain confidentiality in line with Thread Together’s policies.

NOT READY TO BOOK YET?

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us before you request a booking, please use the form below and we will be in touch to discuss your event and answer any questions you may have.

FIND OUT MORE