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Fashion is a great way to connect with young people from different backgrounds, to give them confidence and raise their aspirations for the future.

That’s where you can really make a difference.

FAD is looking for skilled professionals, who are willing to donate their time and expertise to inspiring young people. Whether you are an individual or a creative company, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.


• Industry Experiences - Give a real insight into the working world of fashion, by talking about your own experiences or inviting young people to visit your workplace.

• Work Placements - Become a work placement mentor. We can match your company with a talented teenager looking to gain valuable industry experience. Read Nadine's story here.

• Donating Materials - Do you have some excess fabric or equipment lying around at work? We know plenty of creative young people who will put them to good use.


• Teaching - As an experienced teacher, you could be involved in delivering workshops which give teenagers a real taste of the design process.

• Practical Workshops - If you know your way around a sewing machine, pattern block or heat press why not become a hands-on volunteer in our workshops.

• Sponsorship / Fundraising - FAD is always on the look out for industry sponsors willing to support our projects, as well as consultants with fundraising experience.


• Photography / Media - Help us document and promote our projects by donating filming, photography, animation or editing skills.

• Modelling - If you have experience as a model, volunteer to walk the catwalk at one of our events.

If you would like to get involved please send an email to Reyes specifying the role you are interested in, along with an up-to-date CV.

Please note, for workshop or teaching roles, FAD is required to run a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check before we can confirm your place as a volunteer.