Volunteers help us help others.

Volunteers help us help others at Goodwill

At Goodwill, we rely on skilled and dedicated volunteers to achieve our mission of changing lives through jobs. By giving of your time and your talents, you can become an integral part of this mission and benefit not just the people Goodwill serves, but our entire community.

There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer including:

  • Job Training & Education tutor, instructor’s aide, and computer lab assistant
  • Vintage Fashion Collection model, assistant, or researcher
  • Administration and Support Services department support
  • Special events
  • Corporate volunteer opportunities

Seattle Goodwill’s Design Challenge, Glitter Gala, and Glitter Sale are right around the corner and we need you! Continue reading to learn more about available positions and events.

The 2016 Goodwill Design Challenge
The Goodwill Design Challenge 
Friday, September 23

Shift from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Seattle Goodwill Outlet 

Design Challenge positions include:

  • Registration assistant
  • Guest seating assistant
  • No-Sew Refashion Contest assistant
  • General event assistant

To sign up for the Design Challenge, click here

Take Root & Bloom at the 2016 Glitter Gala and Fashion Show benefiting Seattle Goodwill

9th Annual Glitter Gala 
Saturday, October 15

Shifts available between 9:00 am and midnight
Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park 

Click here learn more about the Glitter Gala volunteer opportunities, or here to sign up now. 

The 33rd Annual Glitter Sale at Seattle Goodwill

33rd Annual Glitter Sale 
Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6

Shifts between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (special incentive for last shift of each day!)
Corporate and community groups welcome: contact glittervolunteer@seattlegoodwill.org
Seattle Goodwill Store (1400 S. Lane St., Seattle) 

Glitter Sale positions include:

  • Pre-event group projects (September, October): contact glittervolunteer@seattlegoodwill.org
  • Jewelry counter attendant 
  • Sales floor attendant/recovery assistant
  • Line assistant
  • Checkout assistant

To sign up for the Glitter Sale, click here

Volunteer at the Glitter Sale Preview event on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here to sign up! Preview volunteers will have the opportunity to shop the Preview sale (after their shift) by purchasing half price tickets. 

2016 Job Training & Education Class Session Dates:
Session 1: January 4 – February 25
Session 2: March 14 – May 5
Session 3: May 23 – July 14
Session 4: August 8 – September 29
Session 5: October 17 – December 8

Open volunteer positions in our Job Training & Education Centers are listed at the right-hand side of this page.

Ready to get involved? Please contact Ingrid Hartsock, our Volunteer Resource Coordinator, at (206) 860-5732 or .


Volunteer Spotlight

Juliana volunteers at the Seattle Goodwill Job Training and Education Center as a tutor.

Juliana S.

Juliana Santos grew up in Brazil. As a girl in her home country, she learned English and experienced difficulties that many of our students face. As an adult in Brazil, she taught English. When she and her husband moved to Seattle less than two years ago, she was introduced to Seattle Goodwill through a new friend who was taking classes. In February of 2015, she began volunteering in our Seattle Job Training and Education (JTE) Center, and has since donated over 600 hours of her time. Read More

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