R:evolve Clothing Swap Shop Assistant

Workshop Leader

Would you like to share your crafting talents with others? Lead one of our community workshops and teach sewing, mending, upcycling and textile skills.

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Materials for our R:evolve workshops come from either workshop participants or donated materials and clothing that are “unsuitable” for swapping. R:evolve Workshop Leaders also support the wider R:evolve project by helping create upcycled collections for fashion shows, working on projects for community events and more!


As a volunteer R:evolve Workshop Leade you will:

  • Plan and prepare workshops based on your own skills in collaboration with R:evolve staff.

  • Deliver textile workshops both within our shops and/or at locations in the community.

  • Be responsible for the Health & Safety of yourself and participants during workshops and supervise the safe use of tools and equipment (training will be provided).

  • Ensure workshops are delivered professionally.

  • Keep records of required information to be turned into R:evolve staff (e.g. participant details, weights of materials).

  • Follow organisation procedures and policies.

  • Attend occasional training refreshers and review meetings as required.

  • Attend occasional workshop preparation sessions to sort materials at our Roots Centre in Cambuslang.

  • Promote the goals of R:evolve and encourage workshop participants to use our other services.


Skills and qualities desired:

  • Friendly, approachable, and patient.

  • Textile skills (sewing, knitting, weaving, crochet, quilting, dressmaking, etc.)

  • Good communication and ability to teach skills to groups and individuals.

  • Enthusiastic about passing on skills to the local community to promote reuse, mending, and upcycling to reduce textile waste.

  • Experience in delivering workshops in a community setting is helpful but not required.

  • Experience working with young people and / or vulnerable adults would be helpful but not required.

  • Interest in the R:evolve principles of swapping, sharing, reusing, mending, and upcycling or keen to learn more about these.

  • Interest in climate change and environmentally friendly behaviours or keen to learn more about these.

Time Commitment: Varies

Workshops usually last two hours with time for set up and tear down and operate during our shop hours (Weekdays 10am – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 2pm). Evening workshops may be scheduled depending on volunteer and location availability. Frequency of workshop sessions (e.g., a 6-week block once a week, or a 4-week course delivered monthly, etc.) are agreed upon with staff before they are scheduled.