Your Group Can Make an Impact
Goodwill provides job training to thousands of individuals in East Tennessee each year. Our work is made possible thanks to the support of our community members who volunteer their time, donate their unneeded clothes and household goods, and shop in our stores.
We have a couple opportunities for civic or corporate groups that want to give back. These are great community service projects for schools, community organizations, corporations, or places of worship. Contact us if you want to get involved or if you'd like to give back in a different way.
Host a Donation Drive
Goodwill donation drives are an excellent way for a group to show their community they care. Not only will they clear out their unwanted items in their home, but they will promote Goodwill's mission to provide job training in their community. Drives can be large or small depending on your preference!
Hosting a donation drive is a great opportunity for a group of any size or age bracket.
Volunteer Together at Goodwill
The next time your group needs a service opportunity, give Goodwill a call! We can always use a hand preparing for an upcoming event or processing donations for our sales floor. Scheduling is flexible and this volunteer opportunity can count towards Tennessee Promise hours.
Volunteering at Goodwill is a great opportunity for groups that consist of older teenagers or adults.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Opportunities for Required Community Service
Goodwill hosts community service opportunities for individuals who need to meet volunteer requirements through Tennessee Promise, court-ordered service, housing and SNAP. Individuals must attend an orientation before serving at their choice of Goodwill location.
If you are interested in this community service, please attend an orientation at the Bearden Goodwill (5307 Kingston Pike.) Orientations are offered each Tuesday at 10am and 4pm; attend at your convenience.
Please bring a photo ID to the orientation and to the store where you will serve. Anyone under the age of 17 must have their legal guardian present at orientation; anyone under the age of 15 must have a guardian on the premises at all times during the community service work. Court-ordered participants must bring a document stating their charges and how many hours they were assigned. Please call 865.588.8567 with questions.