Volunteer

Make a difference in your community and volunteer today!

Volunteer Jewel Andrews helps at a neighborhood Goodwill store.

Goodwill has a range of opportunities that will put your skills to work for a cause. Opportunities are available to people age 16 and older.

If you are ready to volunteer, SIGN UP NOW!

Have questions? Call 253.573.6500

A SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: 

Assist in Goodwill stores
Come to any of Goodwill’s 37 stores across a 15-county service area and learn new skills while supporting the agency’s mission to help people with disabilities and disadvantages go to work. Store volunteers act as greeters, help shoppers, arrange merchandise, and other tasks as assigned. To volunteer at your neighborhood store,  fill out the inquiry form above. Click here for a complete list of our retail locations.

Financial Literacy tutor
Goodwill’s Key to Change program offers low-income students money management skills following an existing financial literacy curriculum. Prefer background in banking, credit, real estate, insurance or similar field. Most importantly: An ability to relate to people, especially those with disabilities and disadvantages. Minimum time commitment of 12 hours per quarter. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

Volunteer tax preparer Charlene Burley helps Scheneitha Franks during yearly Super Refund Saturday event.

Volunteer tax preparer Charlene Burley helps Scheneitha Franks during yearly Super Refund Saturday event.

Computer Lab Assistant
Assist lab instructor in teaching computer skills to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Help prepare lesson plans and perform other tasks as requested. Minimum three hours per week. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

Job Resources Room Assistant
Provide assistance to people who come to use our Job Resource Room. Help them with appropriate computer usage, resume and cover-letter writing. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org..

Mock Interviewer
Help Goodwill participants develop successful interviewing skills by conducting mock interviews. Interviews are held once every two weeks during a three-hour class or as specially arranged. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

Job Readiness Instructors
Help students learn to find and hold a job. Topics include resume and cover-letter writing, dressing for success, interviewing skills and appropriate workplace behaviors and attitudes. Volunteer instructors will use existing curriculum, making appropriate modifications when necessary. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

Administrative Office Volunteer
Provide support to a variety of departments within Goodwill’s administrative offices. Help with filing, sorting, mailings, computer and printshop work, other tasks as requested. Hours as arranged. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

e-Commerce-sorting-300x225Internship Opportunities
Goodwill created unpaid customized internship opportunities for those interested in working with people facing barriers to employment. Opportunities may also exist in various departments (human resources, marketing, etc.) according to current needs and special projects. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

E-Commerce Sorting
Discover valuable art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books and other items in our donation warehouse. Knowledge of collectibles and antiques would be especially helpful. Flexible hours generally for at least three hours, three days a week, Mondays through Fridays. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

E-Commerce Photography
Photograph valuable art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books and other items in our donation warehouse. Knowledge of digital photography and ability to upload images to a computer are essential skills for this position. Flexible hours generally for at least three hours, three days a week, Mondays through Fridays. For information, email volunteer@goodwillwa.org.

HOW TO GET STARTED

All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.  Goodwill serves a vulnerable adult population and therefore cannot permit individuals with “crimes against persons” to volunteer.

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