- FL, USA
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST
Volunteer Program Information
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Goodwill! Volunteers are vital to our organization. Thank you for supporting our mission!
What you'll be doing:
You will most likely be volunteering in a store or in the warehouse. You may perform a variety of task such as:
Sorting and hanging clothing
Keeping the store clean (including restrooms)
Re-stocking racks and shelves
Other tasks which may be needed for the day
Skills you need:
Volunteering at Goodwill will include physical labor. You need to be able to:
Follow directions and accept supervision
Stand for long periods of time
Move independently. To stoop, bend, kneel, push, and pull.
Perform repetitive tasks
Be polite and professional
Follow safety rules
If you will have trouble doing any of these things, please talk to your Volunteer Coordinator before volunteering at the store.
Time Commitment / Time Sheets:
A minimum of 3 - 4 hours per visit is recommended.
If you need to track your hours, time sheets are your responsibility! You need to keep your time sheet. Make sure the Manager on Duty signs your time sheet each day you come in to volunteer. We cannot write a letter verifying your community service / volunteer time without the signed time sheet.
As a volunteer, you represent Goodwill, and we want you to be safe. Please follow the dress code.
No tank tops.
No blue jeans or denim.
No open toed shoes. Sandal and flip flops are not allowed.
Sneakers or any tied shoe are strongly recommended.
Wear a plain, solid colored shirt with minimal advertising or logos. (Clothing with vulgar pictures or words are not allowed.)
Please wear long slacks. Any solid color is acceptable. Women may wear capris.
Other Important Items:
Cell phones. Cell phones are not allowed in our stores for employees or volunteers. Give your family members the store phone number in case they need to contact you in the event of an emergency. If you choose to leave your cell phone in your car, be sure to lock your car. You may check your phone on breaks. If you are volunteering for an extended time period, you can bring a lock and ask the manager to assign you a locker for your personal items.
Worker's Compensation. If you are on a Worker's Compensation leave from your employer, you may not volunteer.