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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: volunteer@goodwillcfl.org 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.

Services

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.

BookWorks

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.

Retail Assistant

  • Help in your local Goodwill retail store with organizing merchandise, sorting donated items, greeting customers, and helping as needed.
  • Availability: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 8pm
  • Location: All Goodwill retail locations

Textile Sorter

  • Help properly sort donated clothing, hang, and put onto sales floor.
  • Availability: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 8pm
  • Location: All Goodwill retail locations

Processor

  • Help properly sort donated housewares, furniture, and accessories.
  • Assist with pricing items and properly placing onto sales floor.
  • Availability: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 8pm
  • Location: All Goodwill retail locations

E-Cycle

  • Help sort through and process donated electronics and computers.
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Location: 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809

Hygiene Program

  • Help sort through donated hygiene materials and put together hygiene kits for the homeless and less fortunate.
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Location: 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809

BookWorks Program

  • Help sort and clean donated children’s books for reading programs, schools, and book readers.
  • Become a volunteer book reader and read to children in classrooms of schools Goodwill has a partnership with. (Must be 18 years of age)
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Location: 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809

Job Connection Center Assistant

  • Assist as needed helping with workshops, job search for clients, and/or administrative office works such as filing and scanning. (Must be 18 years of age and commit to a minimum of 2 hours per shift)
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Location: All Goodwill Job Connection Centers

Book Scanner

  • Scan donated books with a computer scanner which will indicate whether a book is accepted or rejected to be sold online.
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 8am to 3pm
  • Location: 7915 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809

Shipment Assistant

  • Accurately pull items to be shipped off shelves and pair with packing slips for our Goodwill E-Commerce’s department.
  • Accurately pull older items to make room for newer shipments.
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 8am to 11am
  • Location: 7915 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809

LEGO Sorter

  • Separate LEGO from non-LEGO blocks/remove trading cards from binders and separate sports from other kinds of trading cards.
  • Availability: Monday – Friday, 8am to 3pm
  • Location: 7915 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809
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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