“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
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
Volunteers contribute in a variety of ways by providing support at our retail stores and lending expertise to training and leadership programs. Learn more about the many ways volunteers support Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota's mission.
Volunteers must be 16 years old to volunteer with Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota.
There are thousands of volunteers who provide service in dozens of ways. Thanks for your interest!
We have flexible volunteer schedules. Even if you're busy during weekday hours, you can still volunteer in a store at night or on the weekend! Volunteers enjoy free parking at nearly all of our volunteer locations and feel rewarded for helping support our vision of a word where everyone experiences the power of work.
Please see volunteer descriptions for time commitments, as they vary. Whether you would like to volunteer for a one-time event or provide ongoing service, there is a volunteer opportunity for you!
Yes! You can fulfill volunteer hours with us to complete requirements for a school project, extra credit, graduation requirement, confirmation class or other extracurricular activity.
Your volunteer start date depends on the volunteer position. Upon inquiring, you will be asked to submit a volunteer application and meet with our volunteer manager. Get started by filling out our inquiry form.
Manager, Volunteer Services & Community Recruitment