Volunteers

Volunteers

Through our volunteer and court ordered community service program, we offer fun, hands-on opportunities to get involved and make a meaningful impact in North Louisiana. Whether you are an individual interested in getting more involved in the community or a group looking to work together and make a difference, Goodwill of North Louisiana has an opportunity for you!

There are 11 store locations in and around the North Louisiana area; the proceeds from these stores help fund Goodwill's Mission: "Improving people's lives through the power of work!"

Volunteers and court ordered community service workers must be at least 18-years-old to volunteer on their own. Volunteers and court ordered community service workers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a Minor Work Permit.

Volunteer groups are welcomed, but may be limited by size depending on the location.

Volunteer/Community Service Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Volunteer Dress Code

Volunteers must dress appropriately for their volunteer service and the season.

Generally, business or business casual dress is acceptable for most professional and administrative positions.

Questionable or offensive language on clothing is not permitted. This includes anything that would promote alcohol or drugs.

The following are not acceptable:

  • Open toed shoes
  • Ripped jeans
  • Shorts that are more than 4” above the knee
  • Mini skirts
  • Short dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Tight fitting clothing
  • Low cut clothing
  • Any clothing that reveals undergarments


Shoes should be appropriate for the work to which volunteers have been assigned. For their safety, "flip flops” or similar shoes that do not adequately protect one’s feet are not permitted.

Volunteer 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;

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.

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.

Individuals

You've reached the individual or court ordered community service volunteer application for Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana.
Please fill out the form as thoroughly as possible, incomplete applications will not be processed.

An email address is required to be considered for acceptance as a volunteer.

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