St. Anthony’s (FCP) is San Francisco’s largest free clothing program and is the only one which serves families. FCP provides warm clothes, interview and employment apparel, and children’s clothing to low-income families and individuals, including those who are homeless. We refer to the people we serve as our "guests."
One of the biggest obstacles for our guests seeking a job is obtaining appropriate job interview clothing. One of our guests named Steven B. said it best: "I don’t even feel comfortable filling out a job application, let alone going on a job interview, because my clothes are dirty and smelly." To remedy this, the Free Clothing Program has worked to provide brand new suits and shoes to our male guests who are unemployed and seeking work.
The Tailor will assist our guests by identifying their clothing sizes, helping them choose appropriate job interview clothing, and tailoring suits to a perfect fit. Such service provides men not only with a fitted new suit, but also gives our guests a confidence boost that can enhance prospects for a new job. Duties & Tasks:
Assist and instruct guests on how to determine their clothing sizes.
Assist and instruct guests on how to put together an appropriate job interview outfit.
Tailoring of new suits.
Assist in restocking racks with the highest quality clothing possible.
SKILLS R EQUIRED :
Tailoring and/or sewing experience.
Ability to be professional, polite, and tactful with our guests and maintain appropriate boundaries.
Ability to successfully volunteer with a diverse client population including homeless, low-income, and mentally-disabled persons.
Excellent interpersonal, listening, and oral and written communication skills.
Excellent volunteer habits: professional, punctual, reliable, cooperative and team oriented.
Ability to volunteer with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
Adherence to guidelines explained in the Volunteer/Intern Handbook.
Commitment to St. Anthony Foundation Statement of Values and desire to volunteer for a social service agency serving the homeless and low-income.
Minimum of 4 hours per month for 6+ months between 8am-4:30pm Mondays-Fridays .
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- Min. of 4 hours per month for 6+ months (8-4:30pm)