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Stylists, help­ing hands, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions vol­un­teers are needed.

Dress for Suc­cess New Ply­mouth is a free ser­vice that pro­motes the in­de­pen­dence of women re­turn­ing to the work­force by pro­vid­ing suit­able cloth­ing and all the tools needed to be­come workready. Once em­ploy­ment is se­cured the women re­turn for a wardrobe of clothes suit­able for their new work place. DFS also pro­vides a sup­port net­work and other mo­ti­va­tional tools with on­go­ing ca­reer sup­port once em­ploy­ment is se­cured. The pro­gramme op­er­ates world­wide, with af­fil­i­ates in other parts of New Zealand. Cur­rently it is look­ing for well pre­sented, mo­ti­vated vol­un­teers, who are in­ter­ested in clothes and fash­ion, to as­sist with main­tain­ing their ex­ten­sive wardrobe to a first-rate stan­dard and who are able to act as stylist to dress clients with ap­pro­pri­ate clothes for their job in­ter­views.

As­sis­tance is also needed to ex­pand the Dress for Suc­cess New Ply­mouth pro­file through all me­dia in­clud­ing news­let­ters and events, so if you have skills in any me­dia for­mats and / or an in­ter­est in clothes and fash­ion and have time on your hands please think about of­fer­ing your ser­vices.


Taranaki Toy Li­brary Trust is a mem­ber of the Toy Li­brary Fed­er­a­tion of New Zealand that ac­tively pro­motes play as be­ing es­sen­tial to the ed­u­ca­tional, phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, so­cial and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment of chil­dren. The lo­cal li­brary is sit­u­ated in Fitzroy and is run by a mix­ture of vol­un­teers, fam­ily mem­bers and trustees who are ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing play, play­things and play­ful in­ter­ac­tion to chil­dren in our lo­cal com­mu­nity. It is a place where there is ac­cess to a large range of qual­ity toys that can be bor­rowed on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at min­i­mal cost.

A vol­un­teer is re­quired, for about two hours a week on a Tues­day morn­ing be­tween 10am and noon, to help out with check­ing the toys in and out. This role in­volves good com­puter and cus­tomer ser­vice skills, con­fi­dence in lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy; to­gether with at­ten­tion to de­tail and of course you would en­joy be­ing around chil­dren.

If vol­un­teer­ing with ei­ther Dress for Suc­cess or Taranaki Toy Li­brary ap­peals to you then please con­tact­ing Marie at the Vol­un­teer­ing New Ply­mouth on (06) 758 8986, text / phone cell 027 541 0577 or email co­or­di­na­tor@vol­un­teer­ingnew­ply­mouth.nz to take that next step.


The Taranaki Toy Li­brary is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help with check­ing toys in and out.

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