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Working Together to Help Build Lives that Work

At Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, volunteers are vital to helping us live our mission: “Building Lives That Work.” We offer many opportunities in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, and Volusia counties.

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 4 hours per shift and are required to wear appropriate dress code which consists of pants, collar-type shirt, and closed-toe shoes. All volunteers must complete an Opens new windowonline application and watch the Opens new windowvolunteer orientation video.

More than 10,000 volunteer hours from 600+ volunteers in 2017!

Volunteer with child inside a Goodwill shopping center

How Can I Volunteer With Goodwill?

Goodwill offers many ways to volunteer. See which area suits you best!

Student Volunteers

Do you need hours for school, a Bright Futures scholarship, or other affiliations? Consider volunteering at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. 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 required at all of our locations.

For more information on the following services, please email us at: or Opens new windowapply online today.

See how one of our student volunteers Opens PDF in new windowcompleted his Bright Futures Scholarship requirements with Goodwill.

Community Corporate Day of Service and Civic Groups

We will partner with your business/civic groups to organize a Opens PDF in new windowGoodwill Volunteers – Corporate Community Day of Service.


If you have a service you can donate to Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, such as music, art, computer skills, videography, business services, consulting, or something similar, we would love use them toward our mission.


Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s BookWorks program puts high-quality books in the hands of children who may not otherwise have them. Our volunteers read in preschool classrooms, presenting each student with a book to take home.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.


  • Help in your local Goodwill Industries of Central Florida retail store with organizing merchandise, sorting items, greeting customers, and helping as needed.
  • Provide customer service to Goodwill’s customers
  • You may volunteer all days of the week. (Most popular)


  • Help sort through and process donated electronics and computers.


  • Sorting and cleaning donated children’s books for reading programs.
  • Volunteer to be a reader in children’s classrooms (18 years and up)

Homeless Program

  • Put together hygiene kits for the homeless from donate hygiene items.

Textile Sorting

  • Help properly sort donated clothing, hang items, and put out onto sales floor.

Processor Sorting

  • Help properly sort donated house wares, furniture, and accessories
  • Assist with pricing items and putting out items onto sales floor.


  • Be Goodwill’s G-willy for any upcoming special events for Goodwill
  • Positions consist of wearing a costume

Food Program

  • Help sort donated food for those in need. Prepare care packages.
  • Clean, organize, and update food pantry.

Job Connection Center Assistant

  • Assist as needed helping with either workshops, job search for clients, and administrative office work such as filing and scanning.
Community & Corporate
  • Deloitte consulting
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Rollins College
  • UCF
  • BI Incorporated
  • Alliance Support
  • Vestal & Wiler
  • One Coast
  • Hannover Life Reassurance
  • AACC Community Center
Bookworks Goodwill volunteers posing and smiling

Apply to Volunteer with Goodwill

Consider volunteering for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida and let’s work together to help build lives that work! We hope to see you soon.

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