Volunteers in local communities help Goodwill® fulfill its mission every day — helping both individuals and families find a job, build their skills and strengthen their finances. We can help connect you with a variety of opportunities to get involved with Goodwill, including sharing your knowledge with people considering entering your career field, mentoring local youth and more.
There are many professional and personal benefits to volunteering, including the opportunity to:
If you’re looking for work, here are some statistics to which you’ll want to pay attention. Overall, volunteers have a 27 percent greater likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than those who don’t volunteer. This increases to a 51 percent likelihood if you lack a high school diploma and a 55 percent likelihood if you live in a rural area.
Counsel other individuals who are interested in entering your career field by becoming a virtual career mentor for GoodProspects®. GoodProspects is a unique online community that matches career coaches and mentors and job seekers in specific regions and industries. You can help guide individuals as they seek to enter, change or increase their knowledge in select occupations.
Many Goodwill agencies in the United States also offer opportunities to mentor young adults ages 12-17 through the GoodGuides program. One hour a week is all it takes to make a difference in the lives of youth in your community.
Everyone has something to offer as a Goodwill volunteer, including you.
The people who donate their time are as diverse as our programs and services. Families may serve meals at a homeless shelter run by Goodwill, while individuals may lend their expertise to help veterans and others build skills and re-enter the workforce. Retirees may teach English as a Second Language classes and mentor students; a school may organize a donation drive.
Your time and talent are always needed. Use the VolunteerMatch form below to look for volunteer opportunities near you.
Create meaningful activities in the workplace that inspire your employees and empower them to support their community. Goodwill’s employee donation drive program delivers tangible impact that your company can track and celebrate. Visit our partner opportunities page for more details on how your business can work with Goodwill.