Goodwill – Volunteer Opportunity

Hope everyone’s finals went well! Now that the stress is over and you have some extra time on your hands over break, maybe it’s time to go through your closet! Get rid of any summer clothes you didn’t wear and make room for all your winter clothes. Instead of throwing that stuff away, donate it to Goodwill and help people in need! Not only does Goodwill eliminate waste, but they also have many programs in place to help empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment. They are a lot more than just a thrift store. Here’s some ways you can help:

Career Corner Merchandiser:

The Mission Support Center Career Corner provides Goodwill clients access to free, professional clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. The Career Corner Merchandiser is solely responsible for keeping the space clean and organized. As Goodwill clients seek and maintain their employment, the Career Corner Merchandiser makes sure their wardrobe doesn’t stand in the way of their success. He or she steams donations; organizes items by gender, type, and size; and displays items in an appealing and accessible way. This ensures the space is usable for all job seekers.

Tasks:
 Examine donations for quality and steam items to get out wrinkles  Sort donations from bins into store displays by gender, type, and size  Maintain an organized and clean area  Communicate with Goodwill staff when the Career Corner is running low on, or out of, a certain item  Create displays of sample outfits for a variety of types of jobs and people

Mission Services Supporter:

Goodwill’s Mission Services Department creates and manages the individualized programs and services that help our job seekers. Mission Services also evaluates outcome delivery of each service and works to ensure programs remain within standards for certification. The Mission Services Supporter is responsible for assisting the Mission Services Department in this effort. Projects and administrative work will keep the department organized and functioning at its best.

Tasks:
 Organize and file office paperwork  Copy/collate documents  Proof read documents  Organize supplies  Research  All other projects as assigned by the Vice President of Mission Operations

Donation Drive Ambassador:

The Donation Drive Ambassador increases community awareness of Goodwill and its mission by assisting at community donation events. He or she items and promotes sustainability – Goodwill diverts over 15 million tons of unwanted items from landfills each year! Donated items go from the drive into our stores, where their sale funds our employment programs and services.

Tasks:
 Maintain a positive attitude and greet donors with a smile and a thank you  Place and remove signs before and after the event  Lift/place donations into Goodwill truck and sort them  Distribute tax receipts and mission handouts to donors  Assist with flow of donor traffic  Promote the event at surrounding businesses and/or homes
Grant Researcher:

Mock Interviewer:

The Mock Interviewer provides a realistic, professional interview experience for our job seekers who may have never experienced that before. Mock Interviews give job seekers the opportunity to put into practice the skills they’ve been working on with Goodwill, and then receive feedback for improvement. Interviewing and communicating well are necessary components for finding a job.
Planning Consultant:

Tasks:
 Lead the participant through a 30 minute job interview using questions provided by Goodwill  Provide participant with feedback, based on Goodwill standards, and ratings in key areas using forms provided by Goodwill  Understand the importance of honest and constructive feedback as part of the participant’s learning experience  Use active listening skills to help the participant simulate a real life interview situation  Paraphrase or restate difficult questions in order to help the participant understand the question and provide an appropriate answe

GoodWORKS Career Resource Supporter:

This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about empowering others. The GoodWORKS Career Center Supporter is integrated into one of our mission programs and works one-on-one with job seekers to make them more competitive in the job market. He or she will give job seekers tools and skills to earn and keep sustainable employment, which will change their lives, the lives of their families, and the entire community.

Tasks:
 Assist clients in receiving self-directed job search assistance through GoodProspects, computers, phone, email, copier & fax.  Instruction on how to set up an email account & assist with internet job search & application process.  Do daily job searches & update job board with local area job openings available by industry.  Ability to answer phone calls, do follow up phone calls & take messages in a professional manner.  Demonstrate good customer service skills with the ability to greet clients/customers in a helpful and professional manner.  Access to GoodTraks tutorial & ability to enter, track & update clients progress in the system.  All other duties assigned by the GoodWORKS Manager

Mission Services Quality Assurance Supporter:

Quality Assurance creates, monitors, and evaluates standards and procedures for Goodwill’s programs and services to ensure our organization maintains compliance and provides exceptional aid to our job seekers. The Mission Services Quality Assurance Supporter will make sure minimum standards are being met by Goodwill staff and the organization as a whole. This work is crucial to maintaining the integrity of our mission services.

Tasks:
 Audit files for compliance with various funders and regulatory organizations  Audit files to ensure quality work is being performed by staff and policies are being followed correctly  Enter and extract data sets  Research various topics including best practices in employment services and data management  All other duties as assigned by the Mission Services Quality Assurance Manager

For more information and to apply, visit their website!

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