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Reinvent The Way You Volunteer With Goodwill

A few hours can mean so much. You have the ability to make a difference in the lives of Albertans’. Start changing lives at Goodwill.

Our Program

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans’ in our community.

We sell and recycle donated goods, keeping literal tons of stuff out of landfills each year, and using the proceeds from the sales to provide employment opportunities to Albertans’ with disabilities. Goodwill is also proud to be one of the largest employers of individuals with disabilities in Alberta!

We believe that strong communities are made up of individuals whose dignity is affirmed by meaningful work. Our volunteer program aims to support our current operations, increase our capacity to do good, and increase community involvement in our overall success. The more people who donate, thrift shop, and volunteer for Goodwill, the stronger our community will be. We need your help!

We have some exciting opportunities for those looking to make a first-hand impact on our mission. Current opportunities include:

Team Memeber Assistant

Goodwill is currently looking for volunteers to help turn donations into treasures. We have new and exciting volunteer opportunities perfect for those who want to give back and help us make people’s dreams a reality.

We are currently looking for passionate, dedicated and compassionate Albertans‘ to help our team members exceed their goals. These volunteers will work alongside Goodwill team members and support them with accepting donations and preparing items for sale or transport. This opportunity will allow volunteers to have a direct impact in supporting Goodwill’s mission, while having the ability to have fun with a diverse team.

Requirements:
  • Volunteers will be required to volunteer for a minimum of a 2 hour shift on a weekly basis. We're looking for a minimum of a 3 month commitment to ensure volunteers can build positive relationships with our team & get fully immersed in the Goodwill mission

  • Volunteers will be required to provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check within 30 days of their first shift

  • Goodwill will provide volunteers with Safety, Disability Awareness and hands-on task specific training

Customer Experience Ambassador

Goodwill is currently looking for volunteers to help provide our customers with an exceptional experience. We have new and exciting volunteer opportunities perfect for those outgoing talkers who enjoy interacting with the public and being ambassadors of Goodwill.

We are currently looking for passionate, dedicated and compassionate Albertans to help our team provide an experience customers will remember. These volunteers will focus on providing excellent customer service and ensuring the retail floor exudes dignity and joy. This includes not only providing customer assistance, but also merchandising and organizing the store. This opportunity will allow volunteers to have a direct impact in supporting Goodwill’s mission, while having the ability to have fun with a diverse team.

Requirements:
  • Volunteers will be required to volunteer for a minimum of a 2 hour shift on a weekly basis. We are looking for a minimum of a 3 month commitment to ensure volunteers can build positive relationships with our team members and get fully immersed in the Goodwill mission.

  • Volunteers will be required to provide a clear Police Check within 30 days of their first shift.

  • Goodwill will provide volunteers with Safety and hands-on task-specific training.

Upcycling Leader

We are looking for a volunteer to provide support to our arts & crafts upcycling pilot. Upcycling leaders would support individuals with barriers to employment, including developmental disabilities, by providing guidance on projects, health & safety, and preparing workspaces.

We are currently looking for passionate, dedicated and compassionate Albertans’ to help our team members exceed their goals, while turning donations into treasures. This opportunity will allow volunteers to have a direct impact in supporting Goodwill’s mission, while having the ability to have fun with a diverse team.

Key responsibilities would include, (but are not limited to) facilitating and supporting the creation of arts and crafts including painting, candle-making, and assembly activities, maintaining a clean and organized environment for arts and crafts projects and ensuring area remains presentable and safe for others.

Requirements:
  • Volunteers will be based out of the Edmonton Impact Centre and are expected to volunteer 3 – 6 hours weekly

  • We are looking for a minimum of a 3 month commitment to ensure volunteers can build positive relationships with our team members and get fully immersed in the Goodwill mission

  • Volunteers will be required to provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check within 30 days of their first shift

  • Goodwill will provide volunteers with Safety, Disability Awareness and hands-on task-specific training

Furniture Repair Attendant

We are currently looking for passionate, dedicated and compassionate Albertans to support our furniture repair pilot program. These volunteers will repair broken furniture donated to Goodwill to make it sell-able in our store and divert more goods from landfills. This opportunity will allow volunteers to have a direct impact in supporting Goodwill’s mission, while having the ability to have fun with a diverse team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Fixing repairable furniture donated to Goodwill using spare parts.

  • Refinishing furniture donated to Goodwill to enhance resale value.

  • Assessing the furniture inventory to determine how they can be repaired and sold in Goodwill stores.

  • Preparing items for sale and transport at various Goodwill locations.

  • Operating power and/or pneumatic tools, table saws, sanding, etc.

  • Ensuring a clean, organized and safe work environment at all times, as per site image standards outlined.

Requirements:
  • Volunteers will be based out of the Edmonton Impact Centre and are expected to volunteer 3-6 hours weekly, on either Fridays and Saturdays anytime between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • We are looking for a minimum of a 3 month commitment to ensure volunteers can build positive relationships with our team members and get fully immersed in the Goodwill mission.

  • Volunteers will be required to provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check within 30 days of their first shift.

  • Goodwill will provide volunteers with Safety, Disability Awareness and hands-on task specific training.

You Can Ride - Treasurer

You Can Ride 2 (YCR2) is a non-profit organization whose vision is that all children will be able to experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike. To help achieve this vision, YCR2 provides adaptive bicycles to children with disabilities through their ‘Borrow a Bike’ program. In addition to the ‘Borrow a Bike Program’, YCR2 also offers a ‘Learn to Ride’ course to help children with special needs master the skills required to ride a two-wheeled bicycle.

YCR2 is seeking a volunteer treasurer to track funding, expenses, and other financial transactions. This treasurer will be tasked with reconciling accounts and preparing financial reports. Additionally, the non-board treasurer will work closely with the lead team (Board of Directors), program staff, and the strategic director by assisting with setting budgets, financial reporting, and providing recommendations.

Requirements:
  • Able to commit approximately 10-15 hours per month. 2+ years of experience working in accounting and finance Experience in auditing, financial management, and tax practices CPA or other accounting designation is an asset

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other financial accounting programs

  • Previous experience accounting in non-profit organizations is an asset Ability to communicate in English Passion about inclusion, diversity, and the disability community
Responsibilities:
  • Capture financial transactions accurately, recording donations, (posting and applying bank deposits) and accounts payable (including processing credit card expense transactions, vendor bills, etc)

  • Verifying and providing forecasts on the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows

  • Provide financial requirements for grant applications. Keep the books of account and accounting records of the organization as required by law

  • Review and prepare proper financial statements to lead team and external auditors

  • Provide advice and assist with financial planning and operating budgets

  • Attend events as needed

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