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Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) is a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and skills to support Goodwill’s mission.

Our volunteers enhance our services and programs, making a difference in the lives of those we serve. 

Who Can Volunteer?

  • Volunteers must be age 16 or older.
  • An application must be completed. 
  • A background check is performed on all volunteers who work directly with the individuals we serve.
  • Orientation and training is provided to all new volunteers. 
  • Goodwill does not accept any court-ordered volunteers (i.e. community service)

     

Time Commitment

With all the different opportunities, your time spent volunteering can be anywhere from one hour per month to eight hours per month. We will work with your schedule and availability. Please refer to our Goodwill Volunteer Handbook for additional information.

Locations

We need volunteers for a variety of mission programs and services such as our Workforce Connection Centers. We do not have a need for volunteers in our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers. Please see our Metropolitan Chicago locations:

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - Lombard Goodwill Industries Workforce Connection Centers in the greater Chicago arealocation
351 East Roosevelt Road (IL Route 38)
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 576-4660
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, except major holidays

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - Englewood location
6054 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60636
Phone: (773) 627-5770
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, except major holidays

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - North Riverside location
1900  S. Harlem Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (773) 627-5777
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, except major holidays

Volunteer Opportunities:

Do you want to learn more about Goodwill's volunteer opportunities, create an account, apply or sign up?    

                   
       

For volunteer questions about our Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers in Illinois contact:

Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc.
Brenda Sanders
Area Manager – IL Programs and Workforce Connection Centers
(773) 627-5755
Brenda.Sanders@goodwillchicago.com