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If not, please note the following:
A volunteer must be 16 or 17 years old to volunteer without an adult.
If a group volunteer member is age 15 and under, an adult chaperone will be required to accompany them while volunteering. This can include a scout troop leader, coach, teacher, etc. Depending on the group’s size and number of individuals under the age of 16, multiple adult chaperones may be required.
A parent or guardian must sign a Volunteer Agreement and Photo Consent on the behalf of volunteers under the age of 18 before they volunteer.
All adult group volunteers must sign a Volunteer Agreement and Photo Consent prior to volunteering.
A volunteer willing to PLUG-IN to a support role, adding critical service capacity to our workforce development efforts to connect individuals – who have barriers to employment – to a better future.
This role supports our Employment Services Team by championing the education of individuals and groups within the community on Goodwill’s Programs and Services available to assist them.
Attend scheduled outreach events with the Employment Services Team to assist with table setup/tear down, distribution of materials, intake paperwork completion, providing information on community resources, and other activities as mutually agreed upon
Assist with recruiting clients who would benefit from attending our job fairs (currently held virtually) by distributing informational material to targeted locations and reaching out to other community organizations as directed by the Employment Services Team
Engage in other activities that help spread the word about Goodwill’s mission and connect individuals and organizations in the community to our programs and services as assigned by the Employment Services Team
The Ambassador will always be accompanied by a member of the Employment Services Team when attending events or performing an outreach activity in the community.
Excellent Communication Skills
Comfortable engaging with people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to Maintain Confidentiality
Enthusiasm for Goodwill’s Mission and Activities
Passion and commitment for community outreach volunteering
This volunteer role will take place in a number of different environments – both indoors and outdoors – depending on the event venue and activity being performed.
A minimum cumulative 30-hour commitment in a one-year period is required for this volunteer role. We ask that volunteers provide a list of available days and times as the needs of the Employment Services Team will vary from week-to-week. Shifts will be determined per scheduled event/activity dates and times. Each shift must be scheduled for a minimum of two-hour increments.
Volunteer opportunities will be assigned, as mutually agreed upon, according to the capacity needs of Goodwill and the availability of the Ambassador.
A virtual or phone interview will be required prior to starting this volunteer opportunity.
Training and Orientation will be provided virtually.
This role supports our Employment Services Team by championing the resume development needs of our clients – most of whom do not possess basic computer skills nor have access to a computer.
Create a resume using the client’s “master application” and resume template provided by the Employment Services Team
Work directly with the Employment Services Team for any clarification needed about the client to assist in developing a resume
Update a client’s existing resume as needed
Utilize Google to search for resume writing resources, as well as to learn about different industries, job functions, etc. to assist with resume development
Submit resume to the Employment Services Team for review and refinement, if necessary
May occasionally be tasked with writing a cover letter for a client
Access to a Personal Computer or Laptop
Reliable Internet Connection
Good Communication Skills
Experience Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
This volunteer role operates remotely and requires the proper computer or laptop devices and computer proficiency to perform these tasks.
A minimum cumulative 12-hour commitment in a three-month period is required for this volunteer role. We ask that volunteers provide a list of available days and times as the needs of the Employment Services Team will vary from week-to-week. Scheduling is flexible; shifts can be completed during days, evenings, and/or weekends.
Volunteer opportunities will be assigned, as mutually agreed upon, according to the capacity needs of Goodwill and the availability of the Volunteer.
This role supports our Employment Services Team by championing the job search needs of our clients
– most of whom do not possess basic computer skills nor have access to a computer.
Review the Job Search Request provided by the Employment Services Team to gain an understanding of the specific job search parameters for each client
Conduct a search of various job board websites to identify and procure a list of a minimum of five potential employment opportunities for each client
Submit the list of opportunities to the Employment Services Team for review and job search refinement, if needed
Recommend other job search sources or opportunities you may know about or come across while searching the internet
Experience with Job Search Websites
A minimum cumulative 12-hour commitment in a three-month period is required for this volunteer role. We ask that volunteers provide a list of available days and times as the needs of the
Employment Services Team will vary from week-to-week. Scheduling is flexible; shifts can be completed during days, evenings, and/or weekends.
Digital Navigator volunteers will assist the Goodwill Mission Services team in maximizing community access to- and -use of information and communications technology, and in providing basic digital skills training – in support of our mission to achieve Digital Equity.
Volunteers will provide remote and/or socially distant in-person guidance to program participants to help them learn to use critical online services that provide guidance with food support, rent, education, employment, childcare, government benefits and more.
Once trained, a Digital Navigator volunteer will be able to assess a community member’s need, and competently guide them towards resources that are suitable both for their skill level and lifestyle.
Additionally, volunteers will be cross trained to offer digital skills training to the program participants at Goodwill.
Learn about low-cost/free internet connectivity resources and programs that are available
Learn about low-cost/free devices that are available locally
Meet with program participants and collect general information about their digital needs
Provide program participants with information, support and referrals to local programs and resources assisting with internet connectivity and access to devices
Conduct basic digital skills training to program participants to learn about: how to use a computer, how to use the internet, how to email and how to create an email account, how to apply for jobs online, how to search for jobs online, how to create/update a resume using Microsoft Word
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to search for community resources (online, via phone calls, or in-person)
Intermediate proficiency with digital knowledge of: Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, and Google Chrome
This volunteer role can be performed either in-person at the Goodwill Mission Support Center or virtually. If performed virtually, the volunteer will need to have their own access to the proper computer or laptop device, a high-speed internet connection, and phone.
A minimum cumulative 20-hour commitment in a three-month period is required for this volunteer role. We ask that volunteers provide a list of available days and times as the needs of the Goodwill Mission Services team will vary from week-to-week. Scheduling is flexible; shifts can be completed during the weekdays (in-person); or during the evenings and weekends (virtually).
A virtual or in-person interview will be required prior to starting this volunteer opportunity.
Training and Orientation will be provided virtually or in-person.
You can print or save a copy of the Volunteer Agreement and Photo Consent for your parent. Please have them print and sign so you can bring it with you to the volunteer site.
You can print or save a copy of the Volunteer Agreement and Photo Consent for your group. Please have group members print, sign, and bring with them to the volunteer site.
If you are 15 years old and younger, a parent or guardian will need to accompany you when you volunteer. They will also need to complete a volunteer application before we can approve your application to volunteer. Please share this volunteer application link with them
Watch (4) Safety Training Videos and pass the associated quizzes. (Approximately 90-minutes)
Please click on the links below to watch each video, then return to this page to initial that you have completed. You will receive 90-minutes of credit towards your volunteer time for completing this requirement.
(When registering for each course, please select “Non-Employee” under Company, “100-MSC” under Department, “Volunteer” under Title, and “100” under Employee Number.)
Safety Video #1https://www.brainshark.com/goodwillmokan/vu?pi=zGKzJ45lNzbdCJz0
Safety Video #2https://www.brainshark.com/goodwillmokan/vu?pi=zGUz182WCBzbdCJz0
Safety Video #3https://www.brainshark.com/goodwillmokan/vu?pi=zHSzBKqhLzbdCJz0
Safety Video #4
Press SUBMIT when completed. We will review your application and reach out with any questions. Once your application has been approved, we will respond by email with your volunteer assignment details.