Can I just show up to volunteer?
No. All of our
volunteers are required to be on a schedule in order to serve. We work very
hard to ensure that our volunteers' time is valued; therefore, it is vital that
all of our volunteers feel needed and useful when they come to serve. For
security reasons, you must be on the schedule in order to serve. To get on the
schedule, volunteers must complete an application and attend an orientation;
click here to fill
one out online.
How old do volunteers need to be in order to serve?
Volunteers must be over the age of 18 to
volunteer on their own. Anyone under 18
must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a Minor Work Permit.
We are a group who wants to volunteer, how do we get on
Great! Depending on your group’s size, they may
be split to work at different locations or in different roles. Please fill out the group volunteer
application and a Goodwill staff member will contact you.
Do you verify hours for programs such as community
service, school, or DSS?
Goodwill works with volunteers to verify hours
on a case-by-case basis. It is up to the individual volunteer to ensure their
time logs are signed off by the manager at the volunteer location.
I want to volunteer-what’s the first step to get involved?
Glad you asked! All our volunteers are required
to fill out a volunteer application before they can begin volunteering. For individual volunteers, including
community service, you can find the application here.
Do you have volunteer opportunities available on the
evenings and weekends?
Yes, but weekends and evenings fill up first. If
you are only available on evenings and weekends, please be sure to write that
on your application and we’ll contact you if we have an opening that would be a
Can I offer my professional skill set to volunteer at
Yes! We are always looking for professionals who
wish to share their area of expertise! Please state on your volunteer
application what skills you can offer and if you’d like to use them at
Goodwill. We will try and match your
skills with our volunteer opportunities.