Local peer led mental health charity, Changes Bristol are looking for confident and experienced sewing volunteers for our pop-up event Mend for Good which helps to raise funds and awareness for our mental health support groups in Bristol.
Mend for Good dates
Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 June 8am - 4pm at TLT Solicitors, 1 Redcliffe St, Bristol, BS1 6TP
There will likely be more dates in other corporate offices throughout 2019.
We simply couldn't run this event without the commitment of talented volunteers, so would really appreciate you considering helping us to support mental health across Bristol.
How does the event work?
We set up camp in office foyers or in sports clubs and offer a professional clothing repair and alteration service in exchange for a donation to the charity. Our sewing volunteers offer services such as fixing buttons, zips and torn linings, to altering hems, cuff and collars. You are able to choose which garments you feel confident repairing/ altering. Occasionally more complex requests include downsizing tailored jackets, and dresses.
We generally have about 3-6 volunteers per day per event and would like to ensure that one of our volunteers will be an experienced professional to help with anything particularly tricky. We are looking for volunteers who are very confident making alterations to clothing garments.
What do we ask volunteers to provide?
We ask volunteers to bring your own sewing machines (ideally PAT tested), a sewing lamp, and tools (scissors) etc, but we provide some thread and ask the participants to bring any replacement buttons/ zip's / patches etc along with their garments if they need these types of repairs doing. Ideally each volunteer will be able to volunteer for a whole day, however we can be flexible.
It's a fun event and we've had great feedback from our current volunteers! Lunch and refreshments are provided for our hardworking volunteers. Transport can sometimes be provided too.
For more information please read the role description below.