Volunteer Information for Fall 2017 Teen Boutique

Now through Thursday, November 2nd

Donate! Please “sponsor” a teen to attend with a donation of  $50  which helps us meet the cost of this event and enables a teen girl to choose a season’s worth of clothing. Each girl goes home with, on average, over 25 items which means your donation “buys” a seasonal wardrobe including shoes, coat and a handbag for about $2 per item. Learn More >

Now through November 9th

Help sort clothing at the warehouse.

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  9:30am-2:30pm
  • Various Tuesday or Thursday afternoons 3:30 – 5pm
  • Various Saturdays or Sunday mornings (times vary)
  • Special evening can be arranged for groups.
  • Email thesharingshelf@fsw.org to volunteer and/or to arrange group volunteering 

Host clothing drives to collect new and gently used fall and winter clothing for teen girls.

  • Hold a drive in your school, neighborhood, workplace and/or congregation. If you organize a drive, please let us know.  We can provide you with informational flyers and answer any questions you may have about collecting and delivering clothing.
  • Visit your favorite store and ask them to collect their own clothes and offer to pickup their donations and bring to The Sharing Shelf
  • Organize a “sock hop” and ask your friends to donate new socks for teen girls.

Thursday, November 9th 3:30 – 5 pm  –  Moving Day!

Volunteers are needed to load clothing at the warehouse in Port Chester (3:30 – 4:15 pm), drive the clothing to the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, and unload the clothing at the event site in New Rochelle (4 – 5 pm).

  • Open to volunteers 14 and older (with waiver forms)
  • We appreciate drivers with SUVs and minivans who can help transport items in their vehicles.
  • Not all volunteers need to drive from the warehouse to the event site.
  • Great opportunity for sports teams and clubs.

Friday, November 10th, 10am – 2pm  –  Set Up

All volunteering will be at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

  • Volunteers are needed to set-up the event by hanging and displaying clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • All volunteers must be at least 14 years old (no unsupervised groups of teens)

Saturday, November 11th, 9 am – 5 pm   –  Teen Boutique

All volunteering will be at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

  • 9 – 10:45 am: finalize setup
    • Open to volunteers 14 and older (with waiver forms)
  • 10:45 am – 3 pm: finish set-up and run the event.
    • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and no longer in high school.
    • Spanish speakers are very helpful.
  • 3- 5pm – Take down and clean up the event
    • Open to volunteers 14-18 years old (with waiver forms)
    • Please note: To protect the privacy of the teens attending, these volunteers must be adults over 18 and no longer in high school.
  • Help clean up and move items back to Port Chester
    • Saturday, November 11th from 3pm – 5pm.
      • Volunteers with vans and SUVs greatly appreciated. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old.

Guidelines for volunteering

  • All volunteers must be a least 13 years old;
  • Volunteers 13-14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who actively volunteers with them (not in groups);
  • All volunteers must commit to a complete shift, especially on Saturday to help run and close down the event;
  • On Saturday, from 11am – 3pm, all volunteers must be at least 18 years old and no longer in high school.
  • Volunteers must sign a waiver and a model release form. For those under 18, we must have a waiver and release signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information about The Sharing Shelf’s Teen Boutique, click here.