The Drapers Awards is the fashion retail industry's most prestigious event, bringing together top names from the UK fashion retail industry to celebrate and award their successes. 

As the chosen charity for all Drapers events, we will be hosting an iPad auction and charity raffle, to raise funds to help children of UK fashion and textile families. Find out how our charity helps

Open to both individuals and group volunteer teams (corporate or student).

Why volunteer at this event? 

This is a great opportunity for outgoing and professional volunteers who want to gain customer service experience for their CV and get an insight into the fashion/event industry.  

We also welcome volunteers who are passionate about our charity and simply want to help children living in financial distress. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an evening event, based in London. Volunteers would need to be available from 4pm-10pm. Volunteer travel expenses can be refunded, up to the value of a zones 1-6 travel card (approx £12

About the event

Drapers is THE trade magazine for the fashion retail industry. The Drapers Awards recognise the achievements of some of the biggest brand names and professionals in this dynamic industry. 

The Drapers Awards 2019 will be hosted in the exciting new West London venue Exhibition, London.

Originally built in 1899, this impressive Victorian site was designed to serve as an electricity generating station for the Central Line London railways before becoming a machine tool shop for the Dimco firm. Since then, the Grade II listed building has played host to film sets for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Mummy Returns. 

How you can help

We need volunteers to work alongside the FTCT team to support all our fundraising activities on the night.

The event involves LOTS of walking, so comfy shoes are a must! You'll be walking between tables across this large venue, assisting the 800+ guests with donations and answering questions about our charity.

Key tasks will include: 

  • Talking to guests about the charity
  • Assisting guests with card and cash donations
  • Answering guest questions about prizes and fundraising draws
  • Collecting funds for counting at the end of dinner 
  • Representing the charity in a professional manner

REMINDER: This is an evening event, but volunteers will need to be available from 4pm onwards. 

Volunteer benefits

  • Full briefing and support from a FTCT member of staff
  • Being part of a fun, enthusiastic and supportive team
  • Enjoying this exclusive industry event, perfect for anyone interested in the fashion industry
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Helping children of UK fashion and textile families affected by financial hardship
  • Having reasonable travel expenses paid

Skills needed

  1. Over 16 years (sorry)
  2. Confidence and ease talking to new people
  3. Ability to work on your feet for approx 3 hours
  4. Enthusiasm for our charity
  5. Reliable and punctual
  6. Ability to adapt and get stuck in

*Regrettably this opportunity is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with physical disabilities which inhibit them from extended standing and walking reasonable distances. If you have any questions about this, please email [email protected]  


To volunteer at the Drapers Awards click on the enquire button below.

Places will go on a first come, first served basis, so sign up today!

If you want more information, please email [email protected], or call us on 0203 667 7882

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