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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individual volunteer opportunities

  • Accessibility Ambassador

    We're looking for a volunteer that's passionate about accessibility to assist education and/or assessing our organizational accessibility. This may include accessing our various facilities, services, or programs, and giving us feedback, or collecting and developing content for educational efforts.

  • Computer Skills Tutor

    Work with GESMN students who are learning computer, GED, or job-searching skills in a computer lab setting. Tutors provide individualized assistance as learners complete online lessons in a welcoming, self-paced environment. Apply to volunteer through the Minnesota Literacy Council!

  • Employer Partner

    We’re looking for professionals from a variety of industries to serve as volunteers in our training programs! Employer Partners provide a valuable service to GESMN participants, and serve the organization in a variety of ways, including:

    • Providing mock job interview practice to our participants
    • Hosting job site tours at their place of employment
    • Speak as a guest in our employment training classes
    • Serve as industry representatives who advise our employment training curriculum
    • Click here to learn more about our employment training programs.
  • GED Tutor

    Tutor students in a one-on-one capacity to assist in studying and preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) exam.

  • Marketing Volunteer

    Engage with GESMN staff in a vitual capacity to assist with creating social content around sales and events, along with other website-based projects. Additional opportunities available for individuals experienced in design!

  • Retail Volunteer

    Our 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! Retail Volunteers enjoy the thrill of a fast-paced thrift retail environment while supporting our mission and community.

group VOLUNTEER opportunities

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

  • Kit Assembly
  • Retail Volunteer Groups


  • Advocacy Intern (January – May)

    Assist GESMN in its efforts to shape public policy! This position assists with organizing, monitoring legislation and coordinating grassroots advocacy activities during the MN Legislative Session (Jan-May).

  • ReEntry Outreach Intern

    Support GESMN in building partnerships with employers, landlords, and community service providers while learning about reentry and the criminal justice system.

  • Services & Programs Intern (St. Cloud)

    Work closely with GESMN staff to learn the requirements of programs offered at this site. This position interacts with GESMN participants while assisting them in achieving their vocational goals, along with interacting with other community resource providers.

  • Social Media Intern

    Help strengthen and expand Gina + Will™'s online presence while gaining valuable, firsthand experience in creative online and retail promotions!


Katie Tedson
Manager, Volunteer Services & Community Recruitment


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