Volunteer

The Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Volunteer Program allows people to complete community service or volunteer hours in the Metro Detroit.

Volunteers can choose from seven different locations.

Why Volunteer with Us?

Volunteering with Goodwill Detroit presents you with a unique working environment. Your time with us can help you improve your current skills, or offer a chance to gain new ones.

While volunteering in our retail stores, you can make your own schedule. This way you can fit in time to volunteer around work, school or other life priorities.

While volunteering with us, you are helping to improve the Metro Detroit community. You will also be supporting Goodwill Detroit’s efforts to help local Detroiters become trained and ready to work.

Volunteer with Donated Goods

Each one of our stores needs volunteers. We have store locations in Dearborn, Livonia, Woodhaven, Ypsilanti, Canton, and Commerce. The stores are open throughout the week, on the weekends, and in the evenings. We also have a warehouse location on the west side of Detroit. These working conditions may be more weather dependent and labor intensive.

Volunteers help stock shelves, move furniture, sort donated items, and more. While this may not seem like much, this work is a powerful piece of our mission. Every sale made in our retail stores helps to fund the many programs and services that Goodwill offers. You can learn more about these programs here.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete an application. There are few different ways you can get an application:

Step 2: Submit the application. You can scan, fax, email or deliver your application:

Step 3: Goodwill will run a criminal background check on you. All volunteer applicants that are a good match for our stores will have their applications forwarded to the store of their choice.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the retail environment, those with a criminal history that includes theft, physical violence or sexual misconduct within the last five to ten years may not be eligible to volunteer in our stores. If you are unsure about your background, we welcome all individuals in need of community service to submit your application for consideration.

Step 4: A Goodwill store manager will reach out to you to discuss your volunteer schedule.

Step 5: Show up!

Download Volunteer Application

 If you would like to talk to a real person about this process, Alison would be happy to speak with you.

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