Individual Volunteer Activities2020-03-27T10:11:31-04:00

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Currently, all of our volunteer opportunities have been suspended throughout the duration of the virus outbreak. We apologize for this interruption. 

Retail Store Advocate Volunteer

Description of Duties:  Provide Goodwill Retail Store customers with information about Goodwill’s programs, services, volunteer opportunities and events.

Scope of Responsibility: Through Goodwill Retail Stores the volunteer will educate the public about Goodwill’s programs, services, volunteer opportunities and events by supplying brochures and pamphlets to interested persons. Also, be knowledgeable of the Retail Store merchandise to direct customers to products they are interested in.

Junior Achievement Finance Park Volunteer

Description of Duties: Encourages financial literacy by working with youth in partnership with Junior Achievement in Goodwill’s storefront within Finance Park. Introduce Goodwill’s social enterprise model and the impact of retail, donated goods and mission services.
Scope of Responsibility: Volunteers work with 8th and 9th graders in learning basic financial planning, promoting Goodwill as the value shopping option for purchase of essential clothing. Volunteers are ambassadors for Goodwill and our mission.

BookWorks Story Reader

BookWorks volunteer

Description of Duties: Encourages literacy by reaching out to children where books and reading may not be part of the child’s environment.
Scope of Responsibility: Volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other locations, then present each child with a personalized book of their own to take home.

BookWorks Sorter/Cleaner

Description of Duties: Sorting, cleaning and preparing donated children’s books for BookWorks.
Scope of Responsibility: Sorting, cleaning and preparing donated children’s books.

Elementary School Book Drop

Description of Duties: To further encourage a love of reading in 1st- and 2nd-graders and help improve literacy levels at elementary schools in need, BookWorks arranges for a delivery of elementary-age books to be dropped at schools by volunteers.
Scope of Responsibility: Volunteers drop off bundles of books to elementary schools as a special celebrated book delivery.

Special Events Volunteer

Description of Duties:  The special event volunteer helps out as needed at fundraisers, community events, job fairs and other activities that are either hosted by Goodwill or supported by Goodwill. Duties may include such tasks as set up/tear down, distribution of food/drinks/goodie bags/promo items, registration, oversight of a particular area or other activities as mutually agreed upon.
Scope of Responsibility: Volunteer assistants typically work within a team with direction from a team leader or through detailed written instructions. Projects are assigned, as mutually agreed, according to the interest and skill level of each individual facilitator.

Client Activities & Job Training Volunteer

Description of Duties:  Volunteers will assist clients in our Life Skills Development program for adults with disabilities to sort clothing and donations, learn critical skills or do fun projects.