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Wonderful volunteers

Local peer led mental health charity, Changes Bristol are looking for 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 2018 dates

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 August - Osborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back E, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EG

Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 October - Rolls Royce, Gloucester Rd, Little Stoke, Bristol BS34 7QE

Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 November - PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0FR

February and May 2019 - Lloyds 

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 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 3-4 volunteers per day per event and try to ensure that at least one of our volunteers will be an experienced professional to help with anything particularly tricky. We are looking for volunteers who are confident making alterations to clothing garments.

What do we ask volunteers to provide?

We ask volunteers to bring their own sewing machines and tools (scissors) etc, but we provide some tools, 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 be provided too.

Watch our short video about Mend for Good here

If you would like any more information please don't hesitate to get in touch at kat@changesbristol.org.uk or ring 0117 941 1123. You can fill in the volunteer form here

Mend for Good volunteer 

Download the role description here 

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