Volunteer FAQs

Volunteering FAQs

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 the schedule?

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 good fit.

Can I offer my professional skill set to volunteer at Goodwill?

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.



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