Volunteer Your Time and Your Experience



To learn more about volunteering with Poised For Success®, come help us at one of our monthly Intake events.  They are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.   Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know that you are coming.

Offering unlimited opportunities to:


Our program provides direct service to women on assistance whose lack of resources to acquire appropriate attire impairs the ability to secure viable employment.


Each volunteer makes a special contribution in maintaining and growing the services that Poised For Success provides to its clients.

Make a difference…

Since opening our doors in January of '02, we have helped nearly 1,000 women compete in today's job market. As one client wrote, "After receiving my two interview outfits, I felt so good about myself - I was confident that my appearance matched my abilities. Obviously, the interviewer did too, because two days later I got the job."
Volunteer Committees

Client Services

For those who enjoy working directly with clients, Client Services offers an opportunity for personal interaction. In a relaxed, boutique-like setting, you'll act as a personal shopper, helping client's select interview-appropriate clothing and accessories.

Clothing Intake

Offers high visibility and interaction with both the business community and some of the city's most prominent citizens. You'll schedule corporate and large group clothing drives, work with retail establishments to secure large-size clothing and accept donations on our monthly intake day.

Inventory Management

If you're interested in merchandising then inventory management is the perfect vehicle.  Working behind the scenes, you'll ready donations for transfer to the showroom to ensure that all the clients have a variety of clothing choices.


For variety and a chance to use your creativity, the Marketing/ Fundraising arm of Poised For Success provides the opportunity to plan, develop and implement marketing strategies and various fundraising activities that financially sustain Poised For Success.New ideas are always welcomed.

Office Administration

If you prefer a less interactive environment, sign up for Office Services. You will help with database maintenance, mass mailings and special research projects.

A Better Life!

Poised For Success serves women in Chicago and the suburbs including, but not limited to: Addison, Batavia, Bartlett, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, St. Charles and the suburban areas surrounding Chicago.  Poised For Success exists to make things possible, but it's your support that makes them happen.  

Click here to see the new Poised For Success video. 

Disclaimer: We are an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organization of the same or similar name.