Volunteering at Fashion for Good

Fashion for Good aims to bring sustainable innovations to a wide audience by introducing those solutions to big brands and retailers, as well as educating consumers on sustainability. Changing the industry means everybody needs to take ownership of their personal role. Actively sharing knowledge on this topic helps to accelerate the change of the apparel industry to transform into a circular system. As a change maker, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration throughout its Experience.

To work towards this mission, we rely on our Experience team – of which volunteers are an essential part. You can find our full volunteer policy here.

Volunteers play an important role in welcoming and informing all visitors to our museum in Amsterdam – they are important ambassadors who actively introduce Fashion for Good and its philosophy to the visitor.  The commitment of volunteers is of great importance in making the museum come to life and ensuring a positive visit each and every time.  We are always open for new volunteers to join us, if you are interested in volunteering your time in support of the work we do, please keep reading!

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU 

  • You have a passion for fashion and sustainability
  • You are a social, energetic and positive person
  • You are capable of connecting with a diverse and international visitor
  • You like to help people and believe in the importance of our mission to make all fashion good

YOU ARE 

  • Service-oriented with a customer-centric attitude
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • Affinity with sustainable fashion developments
  • Fluent in Dutch or English
  • A team player
  • Living in Amsterdam or surroundings – please note that it is not possible to volunteer remotely at this stage!
  • Available for at least 4 shifts a month; a shift varies between 4 to 8 hours a day.
  • A flexible and proactive person

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Welcoming visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience
  • Providing key information on the mission of Fashion for Good
  • Restocking cards, booklets, products, handouts, etc.
  • Ensuring the exhibition is always representative and looking its best
  • Helping people with at the kiosk to sign-up for their personal Good Fashion Action Plan.
  • Additional operational support

WHAT WE OFFER
A chance to be part of a new and pioneering initiative at the intersection  of  fashion, sustainability and innovation.  We are a young, dynamic and growing organisation with big ambitions and new opportunities.

GET IN TOUCH
Apply if you are interested and are willing to devote yourself  to  the  FFG  Experience  for  at  least  4  shifts  a  month  (11:00-19:00  weekdays  and  11:00-18:00  weekends).
Please  apply  with  your  motivation  and  CV  here and we will get back to you within two weeks.

COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE
Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good is a global organisation that aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. This open and inclusive initiative brings together brands, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators, funders and individuals united in their shared ambition to make all fashion good.

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Our Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures and funds early-stage ideas, scaling proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Our Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and our open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, we enable conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators in our headquarters in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.

Fashion for Good’s Programmes are supported by founding partner Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation), co-founder William McDonough and corporate partners adidas, C&A, CHANEL, BESTSELLER, Galeries Lafayette Group, Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp., Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando and affiliate partners Arvind, Norrøna, vivobarefoot and Welspun

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At Fashion for Good we pride ourselves on community and collaboration with a focus on creating positive impact and building a force for good. We value all points of view and believe in the power of doing things differently to drive innovation and catalyse change. We’re an international team, currently with 11 nationalities, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome to be their true selves and do their best work. There’s more work to be done and in building towards a better fashion industry, we consider all applicants on the merit of their academic qualifications and professional experience.