How do I become a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer with Rough Threads is easy. Simply complete our online registration form and one of our friendly team will be in contact. Once you are registered you will receive regular emails about Volunteer Opportunities as well as Volunteer activities designed especially for the Rough Threads Volunteer team. Along with opportunities to work at our Rough Threads events, we also have regular Volunteer roles available in our office. If you’d like to join the part-time team, please contact us directly at contactus@roughthreads.org for more information.

Can my son/daughter Volunteer with me at any event?

Event Volunteers must be over the age of 18 to be able to assist on site. This policy is inline with our Liability Insurance and is unable to be changed. If you would like to get your child involved in Volunteering and support Rough Threads, please read the FAQ on School Programs to find out more.

How do I donate clothes?

You can donate good quality clothing, shoes and accessories to three locations across Sydney. Click here for locations

Rough Threads is all about restoring dignity and self-worth. It is for this reason that we cannot accept any items that are old, dirty, ripped or have inappropriate slogans.

When getting your items ready for Rough Threads think about each item and ask yourself if you believe someone would be proud to wear it? If the answer is ‘yes’ then please include it with your donations.

Please wash fold and deliver your items folded in bags or boxes. We can also accept shoes and good quality accessories such as handbags, watches, belts, sunglasses and hats.

What donations don’t you accept?

We are unable to accept any linen including blankets and sleeping bags as well as any household items. Please do not bring these with you to the drop off points as they will not be accepted.

I want to make a cash donation how do I do this?

Thank you for supporting Rough Threads with a financial donation. All donations are 100% tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt from our Accounts department once your donation has been processed. You can donate to Rough Threads using PayPal. There is no fee to use PayPal and you do not need a PayPal account to use the service. Simply click here and you can use your credit card to make a donation. Alternatively, if you would like to make a bank transfer, please contact us at contactus@roughthreads.org for our account details.

I want to get my child's school involved in Rough Threads

Getting children involved in volunteering and fundraising is a great way to teach them about social causes that you are passionate about. Our Founder, Carrie Deane is available to speak at schools and clubs about Rough Threads and the challenges faced by Australians experiencing poverty. If you would like to get your school involved, please contact us at contactus@roughthreads.org to make an enquiry.