We know your time is valuable. But it can be well spent helping us put Arizonans to work. Volunteering at Goodwill will make a difference in other people’s lives, while further developing your own set of skills. Work with individuals eager to learn your expertise in a number of areas that would allow them to gain meaningful employment and you satisfaction for a job well done. Take a moment to think about what you have to offer. If you know how to conduct a proper job search, interview successfully, navigate the Internet, or own any other skills you think would help local employment seekers, you’re just the kind of mentor we’re looking for. And with so many stores throughout the Valley, Goodwill is also a nice, convenient place for you to learn the ins and outs of a retail environment.
Goodwill volunteer opportunities include: Retail Operations, Career Center Support & Training, Mission Services
If you’re interested in joining the Goodwill of Central Arizona Volunteer team, please fill out a profile at volunteer.goodwillaz.org.
For the past 10 years, Randa Sawyer worked for a floral shop in Phoenix. But, like many small businesses, they felt the economic slowdown and Randa’s days weren’t as busy as she’d like. She decided to leave that position and volunteer to broaden her skills and knowledge. Little did she know, it would lead to a new job.
“My sister suggested I contact Goodwill of Central Arizona,” said Randa. “She knew they had a great volunteer program. I have been volunteering since September and love it. I have worked in several departments at the corporate office and learned many new computer and customer service skills.”
Just six months into her volunteer position, Goodwill asked Randa to join their training program. Now, she’s working 25 hours a week and being paid for her services.
“I was thrilled to be accepted into the training program, “ said Randa. “Not only, am I getting on the job training, but a chance to build my self confidence. Volunteering has enriched my life in so many ways and I would highly recommend it to anyone out of work or in-between jobs. It’s a great way to learn new industries, expand your skills and determine what you want to do next.”