The space where clothing poverty
meets clothing waste

03300 577844


people supported

Since March 2014

Sharewear Clothing Scheme

(Registered Charity No. 1170084)

186 Tonnes

of clothes diverted from landfill

Since January 2022

Give Time

There is a large variety of ways you can give time to support our work. 

Volunteer to work with service users

Shifts available: Weekly on a Wednesday or Friday 10 – 3 based at our National Processing and Distribution Centre


Greeter– welcomes service users into our centre, providing them with a tour and guiding them to the relevant area. A point of contact for our service users if they need assistance. 

Adult clothing assistant– helping adults in our centre find the clothing and bedding they require and preparing pre-orders for collection. 

Children’s clothing assistant– our children’s clothing is not on rails. The assistant in this section prepares a selection of clothing for parents/guardians to choose from when they visit our centre. 

Replenishment team– ensure stock levels on our rails are maintained for our service users to choose from and report back about items with low stocks. 

Contact for more information or call 03300 577844 option 1. 

Volunteer at our National Processing and Distribution Centre in Nottingham 

Shifts Available: Weekly on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Various times between 9.30am and 3.30pm. 


Donation Processor – greeting donors, weighing and quality checking the donations.  

Clothing Operators – size sort and distribute the checked clothing to the stock areas. 

Stock Operators – manage stock storage and rotation.  

Order Processor – pack orders ready for delivery to our Access Centre or Outreach Partners.  

Contact for more information or call 03300 577844 option 2. 

Volunteer as a driver 

We are always in need of volunteer drivers to work alongside employees to shuttle stock between our processing and client centre, as well as to make local outreach deliveries and further afield trips. Two Sharewear vans are in use, but local driving in your own vehicle is also a possibility. 

Contact for more information or call 03300 577844 option 2. 

Volunteer at a Community Sharewear franchise 

For more information on how to volunteer for Sharewear outside of Nottingham go to Refer someone – Community Franchise Network 

Join our ‘Shakers’ – Sharewear Community of Makers 

For more information on the work of our community of makers, who upcycle textiles destined for landfill to create unique items which we sell as an income stream, contact

Run the sales of our Shakers’ makes 

You can also simply take a box of our makes to your workplace or group, and sell them on our behalf. Enquire for details.

For more information on how to volunteer running stalls at various events, including evenings and weekends, contact 

Fundraise for us in your local community or networks 

For more information on how to fundraise for us go to Give Funds – Fundraising 

Become an ambassador 

We’re seeking people from a variety of sectors who could act as ambassadors for our work alleviating clothing poverty. Whether you could achieve this from your role within the fashion industry, charity sector, academic arena, community networking or public sector, get in touch with our CEO Louise Cooke for more information on 

Join our Executive Team or Trustee Board 

For more information on joining our Board of Trustees contact our Chair, Alison Rogers on 

Current vacancies on our Executive Team (who are not trustees) include: 

Digital Marketing Executive 

Grants Executive 

Business Development Executive for ReLived by Sharewear ( more information at Donate Clothing – join our ReLived scheme

Contact our CEO Louise Cooke for more information on 

Give Time outside Nottingham

Our Community Sharewear Franchise Network is designed to effectively bring even more of the UK’s unwanted, unworn, unsold or discarded clothing – of as-new and brand new quality– to those who most need it. By working with churches and community organisations and groups, we hope to bring about the day when everyone can access their Right to Clothing.

When you join our Community Sharewear franchise network you will receive:

  • Full training and ongoing support from Sharewear’s National Lead and our Regional employees
  • An operating manual/access to our operating portal
  • Template website tailored to your own Community Sharewear
  • Branding artwork (including leaflets, banners, etc.)
  • Your own Sharewear domain email account
  • Your own Sharewear Facebook page
  • Data processing support
  • Waste collection service
  • Access to corporate relationships formed nationally by Sharewear Clothing Scheme, providing brand new high street name clothing.
  • Rails, equipment and start up stock (with subsequent regular stock deliveries until your own clothes donor network becomes more established)
  • Potential access to employability programmes secured by Sharewear Clothing Scheme
  • Support with regional grant applications

Our franchise fee is £1200 , with a small annual renewal fee to be applied from your own local fundraising. This contribution helps towards the costs of providing you with all of the above.


Find out more information about first steps at

We can’t wait to welcome you to Team Sharewear!