Q: How do I get started?
A: To get started, please review our available volunteer opportunities. If you see a role you would enjoy and are qualified for, complete the online application. Once the application is received, you will be invited to come in for an interview and submit to a background check. Following a Champions for Good orientation session, you will be matched with a Goodwill team member and volunteering will begin at your convenience. The “getting started” process usually takes less than two weeks.

Q: What are the minimum age requirements?
A: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Individuals under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to volunteer.

Q: I have been ordered by a court to do community service. Can I fulfill this requirement at Goodwill?
A: We regret that we do not provide court-ordered volunteer opportunities.

Q: How much time does it take to be a Goodwill volunteer?
A: The time commitment can be as frequent as once a week or as little as once a year, based on the participant’s availability. Please view our available opportunities and complete an application for more information. Some roles specify the hours needed. Otherwise, it is up to you to let us know how you would like to share your valuable time with us!

Q: Can I volunteer at a retail store or donation site?
A: No. However, there are many on-site opportunities available at our Job Connection centers.

Q: If there aren’t any opportunities I have an interest in or qualify for at Goodwill, where else can I find opportunities?
A: There are many resources that list volunteer opportunities in our community, including: