Volunteer with Goodwill

Volunteer with Goodwill2019-04-09T17:25:58-06:00

A Few Hours Can Mean So Much

You have the ability to make a difference in the lives of Albertans’!

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 Member Assistant

Customer Experience Ambassador

Please complete the application form and we will be in touch regarding current opportunities at your preferred location. 

Team Member 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 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.

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 work spaces.

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.

What People Say About Goodwill

The service supplied by the Edmonton office was excellent. Leon kept in touch prior to the booking to ensure all was still good for the scheduled move. Adam and Brant arrived on time, phoned ahead as promised, were very polite and careful with our belongings. Their fees were very reasonable and they completed the job in record time! I will continue using them for any of my junk removal or moving needs.

R.M.
Edmonton, AB

The movers were professional, on time, courteous, and went above and beyond making sure the job was complete to my satisfaction! I would recommend Leon and his crew highly!

C.L.C.
Edmonton, AB

Adam and Gabriel were great. They were quick, capable, polite, and made our junk look like it wasn’t a problem at all. They offered good advice about disposal of a couple of things we had – – overall it was a most pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has stuff they want to get rid of!!

W.J.
Edmonton, AB

The fact that these young men were respectful and hard working; they also had a sense of humour, to go along with their honesty! They cleared out a bunch of stuff I did not want, in a very reasonable time. Would I recommend them–YES! They are ambitious and have made plans for their future. I wish them well in their chosen professions!

S.R.
Edmonton, AB