Why Volunteer
at Goodwill

Volunteers play
a vital role in helping us deliver our mission!

Did you know?

  • In 2016, 1,535 volunteers gave 34,310 hours of their time to support our mission.
  • The value of those volunteer hours is over $800,000!
  • How do 34,310 hours breakdown? 600 hours are internships, 163 hours are GED tutoring, 159 hours of mock interviews, 50 hours of mentoring and much more!

Photo of Bob B.

As I approached retirement from running my own remodeling business, I knew that I would need to have activities to fill up some of the week. I enjoy seeing the spark and energy of GESMN staff. I quickly learned that, ‘Don’t worry. We all make mistakes. You are here to learn.’ are great phrases I now use regularly.”

Construction Training Volunteer
Bob B.

Photo of Barry L.

“When I retired from a corporate learning and development job, I thought my life would be defined by my sitting in a rocking chair and rereading favorite novels. From my very first interaction with Goodwill-Easter Seals I knew I had found something worthwhile. The participants all strive for the same successes – to take care of themselves, their families and their communities. I am a better person for these encounters and appreciate the staff and patrons of GESMN for their trust and support.”

Mock Interviewer
Barry L.

Photo of John B.

"Being retired, I enjoy the opportunity to remain active and involved in the community. I also enjoy the interaction with the Goodwill team members. I've learned that volunteering can make a very positive impact on each and every community, and that the work put forth by volunteers is appreciated by the community."

Retail Volunteer
John B.

Photo of Linda B.

“I have a 30 year-old son who is developmentally disabled and has had the benefit of services from many nonprofit organizations, including GESMN. I volunteer on Fridays at Second Debut and it’s very rewarding to me. I feel I’m giving back to my community and benefiting the people we serve.”

Retail Volunteer
Linda B.


Frequently Asked Questions


Contact us about volunteerism

Katie Brickman
Manager, Volunteer Services & Community Recruitment
651-379-5800