Volunteer Opportunities

Through our volunteer program, we offer fun, hands-on opportunities to get involved and make a meaningful impact in the Houston community. Whether you are an individual interested in getting more involved in the community or a group looking to work together and make a difference, Goodwill Houston has an opportunity for you! Volunteers are always needed in the production and donation areas of our retail stores. Duties include assisting with donations, working in the production area, and representing Goodwill through Customer Service. We also have volunteer opportunities available through our Workforce Development programs.

There are 50 store locations in and around the Houston area; the proceeds from these stores help fund Goodwill’s employment and training programs.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer on their own. Volunteers between 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups are limited to 5 individuals per shift. If you have a larger group, please call Juliana Maszurkewicz, Volunteer Coordinator, at 713-699-6363 for more information about how we can accommodate you.

We welcome the following types of volunteers:

  • Students, scouts, and other individual volunteers 
  • School clubs, private groups (NHS, etc.)
  • Workforce Solutions community service (please call for requirements)
  • High school job training/life skills groups (with a job coach)

Volunteer Hours:                                

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

How to sign up:

Step 1: Fill out a group or individual application. Make sure you include a location, phone number and an email address.

Step 2: Email form to volunteer@goodwillhouston.org or fax to 713-699-6307. If you are required to do community service by the Worksource, you will have to submit your initial application in person at our corporate office. Please call Juliana at 713-699-6363 for more information.

Step 3: Wait until confirmation via email that you are approved to volunteer. If you don’t have an email, you will receive a confirmation call.

Step 4: Bring your confirmation letter with you on the first day you are scheduled to volunteer.

Please note that volunteer applications may take 24-48 hours to process. For further information, please contact Juliana Maszurkewicz, Volunteer Coordinator, at 713-699-6363.

Court Ordered Community Service Restitution Volunteers:

Goodwill offers a program for individuals to complete their court-ordered community service hours at any Goodwill retail store. To apply, please fill out the application and email M_Ross@goodwillhouston.org or fax to 713-699-6370. For more information, please contact Menshay Ross, Community Service Coordinator, at 713-699-6367.