VOLUNTEER TIME

Your gift of time directly serves our students in-need.

We’re actively seeking volunteers to help sort, fold and organize clothing items in our
Dracut Distribution Center & Boston Distribution Center - benefiting roughly 42,000 students in MA and NH. Your time will help us increase the confidence and school attendance of children living in poverty.

 
 
 
 

Volunteer and Help us Collect and Process Donations

Throughout the week, generous members of our community bring their new and gently used donations to our Dracut Distribution Center and Boston Distribution Center. Volunteers help sort through the many bags and boxes we receive, looking for any stains, rips, inappropriate messaging or style, and out-of-style clothing. Volunteers may also be asked to fold or hang items once processed.

Please note that we can only accommodate a maximum of 15 volunteers on each Donation Day at both locations. All volunteers must be 13 years or older unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.   

Dracut

19 School Street
Dracut, MA 01826
 
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month | 9 AM - 12 PM

Boston

63 Sprague Street
Boston, MA 02136

Every Wednesday and Thursday | 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Got a Group?

Teams of 10 or less are encouraged to engage in volunteering! Group leaders should contact us for information on scheduling: bethany@catiescloset.org


 

NEW: Looking for Enthusiastic Closet Champions!

Catie's Closet ensures basic needs are met for our most vulnerable students, right in their school, allowing them to focus on their education. Our Closet Champions support the shopping experience.

Responsibilities include:

Maintaining a clean and organized environment in the Closet
Assisting in replenishing the Closet and identifying items that need to be restocked
Communicating with Catie’s Closet staff and school personnel as needed
Performing a mid-year and end of school year check of the Closet

Catie’s Closet offers a flexible schedule for volunteers, choosing their hours – Monday to Friday during the school day.

Email bethany@catiescloset.org with questions or interest!


FAQ’s

What happens after I sign up?

A member of the Catie’s Closet team will receive your application and review it. Once you have been accepted, you are able to schedule which day you would like to volunteer your time. If you would like to check availability for a specific day, please contact Bethany Welch at bethany@catiescloset.org.

Is there a training or orientation that I need to do before I volunteer?

Nope! We make is easy! All you have to do is show up for your shift and a Volunteer Coordinator will explain the process and what items to be looking for.

What if I have a larger group that I would like to bring in?

FANTASTIC! We’re happy to have you! In order to best accommodate your group, please contact Bethany Welch at bethany@catiescloset.org with the number of volunteers that you are planning to have and we’ll be sure you’re taken care of!

What are your corporate volunteer opportunities?

Great question! Catie's Closet encourages all corporate and business volunteer teams of 10 or less to participate in a great employee engagement opportunity! In order to best accommodate your group, please contact Bethany Welch at bethany@catiescloset.org with the number of volunteers that you are planning to have and we’ll be sure you’re taken care of!

What if I don’t know much about fashion?

That’s okay! A Catie’s Closet Volunteer Coordinator will be there to train you! They’ll explain which specific styles and trends are popular amongst our students. They’ll also teach you what donations align with our mission and which do not.

What if I can’t stay for the entire time?

That’s not a problem! We understand how busy life can be! We are thankful for your help!

 

Can I bring donations with me to sort?

Of course!! The more, the merrier!