Volunteer Opportunities

Your expertisE helps US placE four people into the work place every day

Share Your Time and Talent

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota welcomes you to join the hundreds of diverse volunteers who make a difference in our community every day. We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities and internships. Volunteer with our program participants, behind-the-scenes at retail locations, special projects and more. Volunteerism at GESMN fits a variety of skill sets, interests and schedules. Join us!

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volunteer opportunities

  • Automotive Training Volunteer

    Share your knowledge and passion for repairing cars by serving alongside our full-time staff to help with classroom and shop instruction in our Automotive Training Program! Volunteers in this position assist students in learning the skills required for a career in automotive repair. Our training program focuses on safety, tool use, fluid and tire maintenance, vehicle inspection and brake repair.

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  • Computer Skills Tutor

    Computer Skills Tutors work with GESMN students who are learning computer, GED, or job-searching skills in a computer lab setting. In this role, Tutors provide individualized assistance as learners complete online lessons in a welcoming, self-paced environment.

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  • Construction Training Volunteer

    Use your construction related expertise to help to guide our Construction Training Program participants in the training shop and at construction sites. Work with a trainer to provide additional training support with safety, construction industry fundamentals, hand and power tool use, framing basics, blue print reading, construction related math and other topics. Required qualifications include strong hand and power tool skills and strong knowledge of general building concepts. The ideal candidate should have extensive construction experience.

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  • GED Tutor

    The General Educational Development (GED) exam is a standardized test based program that requires students to take and pass four separate tests, including: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Volunteer GED Tutors at GESMN work one-on-one or in a classroom setting with students to assist in studying and preparation for the GED exam.

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  • Mock Interviewer

    Mock Interview volunteers provide valuable job interview practice to participants in our workforce development programs. Volunteers in this role conduct professional, consistent interviews for participants with a variety of backgrounds, experience, and interviewing skills.

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  • Retail Volunteer

    Looking for a volunteer opportunity with a flexible schedule in your neighborhood? Goodwill Retail Volunteers serve at a variety of our 50+ store locations throughout the state, and can drop in 7-days a week at almost any time! Volunteers in this position enjoy the thrill of a fast-paced thrift retail environment while supporting our mission and community.

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  • Advocacy Intern

    The Advocacy Internship focuses on GESMN efforts to shape public policy that affects individuals with barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. The Intern will assist with organizing, monitoring legislation and coordinating grassroots advocacy activities during the MN Legislative Session (January - May). Intern must be Graduate or Undergraduate level student pursuing a degree in Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Public Policy or related field.


  • Social Media Intern

    The Social Media Intern helps strengthen and expand Gina + Will™'s online presence while gaining valuable, firsthand experience in creative online and retail promotions. By creating and editing content using the store’s social media accounts, the Intern will learn the intricacies of generating brand awareness while promoting the Goodwill-Easter Seals’ Gina + Will™ store.


group VOLUNTEER opportunities

We welcome volunteer groups of various sizes throughout our organization. Interested in a group volunteer opportunity? Please contact volunteer@gesmn.org

  • Group Mock Interviews
  • Kit Assembly
  • Retail Volunteer Groups


Katie Brickman
Manager, Volunteer Services & Community Recruitment


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