Bloom Personal Stylist Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley


Bloom (formerly Image for Success) is a program of YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley that provides two weeks free clothing to those in need seeking a life of self-reliance. We also provide each client with a hygiene kit, undergarments, shoes and accessories. Bloom is an essential nonprofit agency that has been serving the residents of Marin County over the past 20 years. Bloom serves low-income & underprivileged working populations referred by supporting social services agencies at no cost.

Personal Stylist Volunteers work with Bloom clients during private appointments to choose a wardrobe that suits their professional and personal needs. The Personal Stylist is responsible for creating a collaborative and nurturing environment that helps build self-esteem.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Welcome the client and help them to feel comfortable in the styling session, explain the length of time they’ll work together, and provide an overview of the styling session.
  • Cooperatively identify the client’s clothing objectives, select clothing, and present various outfits to the client
  • The client provides feedback, tries on the clothes, and ultimately selects a mix and match wardrobe of functional and flattering clothes that would last roughly two-weeks.
  • Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards
Required Qualifications:
  • A good sense of fashion and attention to detail
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to help clients with proper fitting as well as gaining confidence in how to dress appropriately for work.
  • Self-starters, neat and organized.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with an ability to think on their feet.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek guidance, direction and input from others.
  • Ability to practice cultural humility, i.e., maintain an interpersonal approach that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Commitment to developing knowledge, skills and abilities to better connect with individuals and communities, and to gaining more insight into personal biases and identities. This includes, and is not limited to, treating all people with respect and dignity, recognizing and appreciating cultural differences, and working to interact with greater cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries.
Training & Other Requirements:
  • Completion of training /orientation sessions to develop personal comfort level in personal styling.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to stand and move about for a period of 3 hours.
  • This volunteer position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others at YWCA locations and our community.
  • Clearance on a background check, including DOJ & FBI fingerprinting.
  • Completion of all policies and procedures documentation
**Please note, at this time we are focusing on recruitment on stylists who are willing to style male-identified clients, children, and teens. We are open to additional women's stylists on a case-by-case basis if they are bringing in skills and perspectives that support diversity. Specifically, we are looking for stylists who have Spanish language skills, are a person of color, or under the age of 25 (youth perspectives on current trends & fashion). Please feel free to contact our Community Resource Manager with questions!

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About YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley


375 South Third St, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


At YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, one of the first multiservice agencies in the Bay Area, we are rooted in our Theory of Change which requires a continuum of response to the challenges of racism, sexism, and gender-based violence. That's why we offer direct services to meet immediate needs, issue education to change hearts and minds in our local communities, and legislate advocacy to change the rules and systems in order to achieve greater equity and justice for all.

Our focus areas are to:

EMPOWER people and communities in healing from and preventing the trauma of violence, bigotry, and racism.

ACHIEVE solutions to homelessness for survivors of violence.

INSPIRE opportunity and economic security by closing the prosperity and education gap.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Community, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1557 4th StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Stylist




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two (2) 1.5 to 3-hour long shifts per month is the ask.

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