Make a difference in your community and volunteer today!
Goodwill has a range of opportunities that will put your skills to work for a cause. Opportunities are available to people age 16 and older. For more information, call 253.573.6643 or fill out the volunteer inquiry form.
A sample of available opportunities include:
Assist in Goodwill stores
Come to any of Tacoma Goodwill’s 28 stores across a 15-county service area and learn new skills while supporting the agency’s mission to help people with disabilities and disadvantages go to work. Store volunteers act as greeters, help shoppers, arrange merchandise, and other tasks as assigned. To volunteer at your neighborhood store, talk to the store manager, or fill out the inquiry form above. For a complete list of our retail locations, click here.
Financial Literacy tutor
Goodwill’s Key to Change program offers low-income students money management skills following an existing financial literacy curriculum. Prefer background in banking, credit, real estate, insurance or similar field. Most importantly: An ability to relate to people, especially those with disabilities and disadvantages. Minimum time commitment of 12 hours per quarter. For information call Deena Giesen, Financial Education Program Coordinator, at 253.573.6679 or email@example.com.
Computer Lab Assistant
Assist lab instructor in teaching computer skills to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Help prepare lesson plans and perform other tasks as requested. Minimum three hours per week. For information, contact Adam Smith, Computer Skills Program Coordinator, at 253.573.6545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Resources Room Assistant
Provide assistance to people who come to use our Job Resource Room. Help them with appropriate computer usage, resume and cover-letter writing. For information, contact James Watts, Workforce Navigator, 253.573.6760 or email@example.com.
Golden Oldies Guild
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities exist within Tacoma Goodwill’s Golden Oldies Guild. This vintage fashion show group performs throughout the South Puget Sound region. Volunteers are needed to model or help models dress, serve as a show commentator, organize shows, schedule models, play piano or keyboard for live accompaniment during shows or serve as a Guild officer. For information, contact Vicky Tetzlaff, Executive Assistant and Board Coordinator for the Goodwill Heritage Foundation at 253.573.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Goodwill participants develop successful interviewing skills by conducting mock interviews. Interviews are held once every two weeks during a three-hour class or as specially arranged. For information, contact James Watts, Workforce Navigator, 253.573.6760 or email@example.com.
Job Readiness Instructors
Help students learn to find and hold a job. Topics include resume and cover-letter writing, dressing for success, interviewing skills and appropriate workplace behaviors and attitudes. Volunteer instructors will use existing curriculum, making appropriate modifications when necessary. For information, contact James Watts, Workforce Navigator, 253.573.6760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Office Volunteer
Provide support to a variety of departments within Goodwill’s administrative offices. Help with filing, sorting, mailings, computer and printshop work, other tasks as requested. Hours as arranged. For information, contact Corinda Behler, Human Resources Generalist at email@example.com.
Goodwill created unpaid customized internship opportunities for those interested in working with people facing barriers to employment. Opportunities may also exist in various departments (human resources, marketing, etc.) according to current needs and special projects. For information, contact Corinda Behler, Human Resources Generalist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover valuable art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books and other items in our donation warehouse. Knowledge of collectibles and antiques would be especially helpful. Flexible hours generally for at least three hours, three days a week, Mondays through Fridays. For information, contact Dylan Lippert, Online Sales Manager, at 253.573.6689 or email@example.com.E-Commerce Photography
Photograph valuable art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books and other items in our donation warehouse. Knowledge of digital photography and ability to upload images to a computer are essential skills for this position. Flexible hours generally for at least three hours, three days a week, Mondays through Fridays. For information, contact Dylan Lippart, Online Sales Manager, at 253.573.6689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.