Why Volunteer at Goodwill

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

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!


  • In 2018, 874 volunteers gave 17,600 hours of their time to support our mission.
  • The value of those volunteer hours is over $432,000!
  • GESMN volunteers help support our mission by facilitating mock job interviews, preparing participants for the GED exam, assisting in our retail stores and providing mentoring in the areas of employment stability and financial literacy.
  • GESMN volunteer tutor recognized by Goodwill Industries International. Read more here.

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"What I enjoy most about volunteering is being able help people that have learned to ask for help. They have something they want to achieve and they know they need help to do it. The community consists of people that come from many different backgrounds. It’s a privilege to learn from the perspectives of people that have lived their lives in ways much different than I’ve lived mine. We can all learn from each other and work together in educating each other and making the community a better place to live."

GED Tutor,
The FATHER Project
Curt C.

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“What I enjoy most about my time here are the participants and the staff I get to work with, and the relationships I get to build with them. I appreciate each and everyone one of our participants and the stories they bring with them. They are all on different paths in their lives and I enjoy getting to be a part of their journey. The staff here are truly experts in their fields and all of them are willing to share their knowledge with me. I have been very blessed to be here!”

Master of Social Work (MSW) Intern
Nita B.

Contact us about volunteerism

volunteer@gesmn.org or call 651-379-5800