Volunteer at The Nest
Brisbane-based charity supporting women through craft.
Individually we are a drop, but together we are an ocean
Volunteer opportunites at The Nest Community are founded on our charity’s core values of sustainability, handmaking and skill sharing.
In our social enterprise, The Nest Haberdashery, you can volunteer to sort donations of sewing and craft supplies, serve customers or provide advice.
We encourage volunteers to share their skills as mentors in The Exchange Project or as administration support.
We welcome contributions of as little as 4 hours a month or as many days as you like.
How to become a volunteer at The Nest Community
Volunteers at The Nest Haberdashery sort donations of craft and sewing supplies, organise stock, serve and socialise with our customers, and offer advice on craft projects. Our friendly shift leaders will make you feel welcome, ensure your transition into the team is pleasant, and help you find a role that you are comfortable with.
We are always looking for more volunteers to share their skills with the community, regardless of skill-level or prior experience. Sharing your passion, offering your company and enjoying the buzz that a love of handmade creates are some of the main ways that you can enjoy yourself when you volunteer within our workshop program.
Our flagship mentoring program, The Exchange Project, empowers vulnerable teenage girls from local high schools by teaching them handmaking skills with older women. The young women benefit from social connection and emotional guidance and the mentors get a sense of accomplishment as their students flourish