At Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, volunteers are vital to helping us live our mission: “Building Lives That Work.”
Can you help us make a difference in our community? Many opportunities are available. Here are just a few:
Individual Volunteer - We ask that our volunteers commit to at least 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. Volunteers are required to wear appropriate dress code which consists of pants (no jeans), collar-type shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Volunteers are needed in our retail stores, main facility, and job centers.. Please fill out the application below.
Student Volunteers - Do you need hours for school, Bright Futures scholarship, Scouts, or other affiliations? Consider volunteering at Goodwill. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Teens under 18 years of age must complete a parent consent form as well as an application, and are needed in all of our locations. Please complete the application below.
Youth - Under16? You can still help. Book drives, coat drives, etc., are a great way to help and give back. Hours are given for amount of collection. These are projects you complete at home. Call for more information.
Community Corporate Day of Service and Civic Groups - We will partner with your business/civic groups to organize a day of service.
Mulching - This project is specially suited to volunteer groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc., who need a quick one-time volunteer opportunity. Goodwill's retail stores in most locations are in need of having mulch spread out in the flower beds around them. Depending on your group size this project could take 2-3 hours. If you are interested or would like more information, please give us a call.
Donation Drive - Sponsor a donation drive at your work, church or community. We will assist you with flyers and donation bins. Donations will be picked up in a timely and orderly manner.
Special Talents - If you have a special talent such as music, art, computer skills, videography, acting talents, etc., and would like to use your talents to make a difference in our community, give us a call. We'd love to hear about your special gifts and see how we can work them into our mission.
BookWorks - Goodwill's BookWorks program puts high-quality books in the hands of children who may not otherwise thave them. Our volunteers read in preschool classrooms, presenting each student with a book to take home.
We also welcome groups. Just have your group representative call our Volunteer Coordinator at 407 235-1571 or email at email@example.com.
Goodwill of Central FL is now an official organization eligible to award the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Volunteers must serve a minimum 100 hours to be eligible for award.
If you have court-ordered community service hours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT fill out a volunteer application.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please note that the following volunteer opportunities are available in these Central Florida counties only: Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, and Volusia.
Printable Forms: (Please note that the following form is not to be used for court-ordered community service. It is intended to be used for regular volunteers only.)
Able to pass FDLE Sexual Offender and Predator Registry check
Able to ambulate and communicate independently
Able to commit to a 2 month time period and be able to give at least 1 two-hour shift a week. Bright Futures Scholarship volunteers are not required to commit a specified time limit.
***** Please note that this volunteer program is not intended for court-ordered community service. Any hours performed through this volunteer program may not be used to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. *****
Ability to lift 20 pounds
Ability to stand and walk for 2 hours (in Retail Stores)
Ability to bend and stoop
Ability to communicate with store personnel and management
Ability to function independently without constant supervision
Ability to follow instructions and perform multi-step tasks
We are looking for volunteers to help in retail stores throughout our 6-county area in Central Florida with organizing merchandise, sorting items, greeting customers and helping as needed . This position is best for a self-starter with an outgoing personality. Please be able to commit to at least 1 day per week for 2 hours, for a minimum of a 3-month time period. Must be at least 16 years of age. This position is available in most Goodwill retail stores.
Scan books that have been donated and place in proper bins, as well as pull book orders. This is mostly a sitting position. Must be able to come in for at least 2 hours per week. Located in our Orlando Outlet Center at 7801 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. Weekdays only 8 AM to 6 PM.
Take photos of items that will be sold online. Photo experience is necessary. Help sort items to be posted online. Must be able to come in once a week for a minimum of 2 hours. Located in our Orlando Outlet Center in Orlando at 7801 S. Orange Blossom Trail. Weekdays only 8 AM to 6 PM.
Help with sorting of donated goods into proper containers. Assist in outlet where needed. Must be at least 18 year of age. Located in Orlando at 7801 S. Orange Blossom Trail and also in Rocklege at 4851 S. US Hwy 1.
Clerical duties such as answering phones, filing, completing pick-up orders. Basic computer skills. Sitting and standing. Minimum of 3 hours once a week. Must be at least 18 years old. Hours of availability are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM at our Outlet Center, 7801 S. Orange Blossom Trail, in Orlando.
The Goodwill Job Connection Centers are seeking someone with proficiency with basic computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel programs, E-mail, and the Internet. The assistant will be helping the teacher with a basic computer class for students who are re-entering the workforce. Classes are held during the workday. You may choose to help out in the morning or afternoon classes. This volunteer must be at least 18 years of age. Job Connection Centers are located in Seminole, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Volusia Counties.
This position entails assisting staff and clients in a fast-paced office environment in Goodwill's Job Connection Centers throughout Central Florida. Position consists of contacting employers for job openings, helping to maintain a local employer database, entering new contacts, answering phones on a multi-line phone system, filing, and assisting participants as they access their computers. Light housekeeping is also included.
Must have basic computer knowledge, excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills.Experience in working with a challenging, diverse and disadvantaged population is a plus. Must be at least 18 years of age, and willing to volunteer a 4-hour shift, 1- 2 days per week. Times are flexible.
Do you have experience in hiring, HR, knowledge of how to apply for a job, resume writing, etc.? If so, we are looking for volunteers to speak once a month for the Goodwill Job Club workshops. These are sessions for adults returning to the workforce. If you are able to help, let us know and we will provide further information on dates, hours, etc.
Assist in office setting up new client files, research community resources for homeless clients, housing, VA services, etc. Must be proficient in Excel, have good computer skills, and detail-oriented. Must be able to serve once a week for at least 4 hours at a time. Located at our Main Office at 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
Position is for Orange and Osceola Counties only. Have a love of reading and able to read to children. Minimum age 18 years old. Commit to reading monthly, and work with a local school or organization. Be able to pick up supplies monthly at Goodwill's main facility, 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, in Orlando. Be able to pass background check.