Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Goodwill Industries, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: Goodwill provides education, career development and employment opportunities to help Coloradans in need achieve self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope through the Power of Work.

Target demographics: Coloradans in need of career development

Geographic areas served: Denver metro and northern Colorado

Programs: (1)Goodwill Youth Services provides programs for the more than 15,000 teens in 33 schools. Seniors participating in the School To Work program have a 93% high school graduation rate. (2)Thousands of adults receive job readiness and training skills that help them move off welfare and up the wage and career ladder. (3)Our Community Employment Programs employs and trains disabled individuals. (4)Retail Operations collects, processes and sells quality used goods in 29 extremely popular retail stores.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Morgan_1994

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm morgan I love to sing wirte and help others I find it exciting to donate cloths or other items to a place like goodwill i would love to volunteer. I'm not quit sure how old you have to be to work for goodwell but most defiantly i would love to volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

From a former employee - this is, like the red cross - a poster child for a charity gone bad. Its basically a profit seeking organization benefitting under the cover of nonprofit tax status. Overpaid executives, covered-up corruption scandals and mishandlling of funds, bureaucratic empire building at the expense of public service or even basic operational efficiency etc etc They do accomplish some good works but your money is better spent with other organizations although, given this web site's inability to accurately rate this operation, I would choose some other rating system to determine an efficiently run charity.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Goodwill provides outstanding programs that help teenagers and young adults to consider and prepare for careers outside the norms of their surroundings. So often teenagers get engulfed in their environments that they limit their thinking on what they can become.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteer with the Goodwill Industries Energy Workforce Program. This program works with Denver Public Schools high school students to prepare them for careers in the energy field with an emphasis on alternative energy. I have had the chance to give presentations and demonstrations about solar PV to their students. We have also done a solar car project. I have also helped with mock interviews to prepare the students to interview for internships and employment opportunities. It has been a terrific experience. One of my favorite days was the day we constructed the miniature solar cars. At first the students were skeptical, but soon their ingenuity really shined. They began experimenting with multiple solar panels on each car mounted in various directions to see what would make it go the fastest. It was a perfect example of how energized these young people can get about renewable energy. The Goodwill Energy Workforce Program is providing unique hands on educational and career preparation opportunities for these DPS students. I am proud to be a part of it and look forward to seeing some of these students working in the field in the coming years.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteer programs that Goodwill offers give community members a chance to help youth stay in school and form lasting mentoring relationships. The Urban Connections program provides young men and women a way to connect with services they need when they experience unstable living conditions, as well as matching them with a mentor who can help advocate for them in their time of need. The staff are very professional, are connected to community resources, and obviously care very much for the students they help. I would highly recommend volunteering through one of Goodwill's programs.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been involved with mentoring students at North High School for the past year. This has probably been as educational and beneficial for me as it is for the students I work with. It's been great to see how they're maturing over time.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as a mentor for the GoodWill Mentor program 3 years ago. It was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. My particular match was ended 2 years in for a variety of reason. And although it was a difficult ending it was for the best. I was consistantly supported through in my issues with my match. This agancy is amazing!

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I do volunteering for Goodwill for Mock Interviews, Career Panels, Scholarship Mock Interviews and every time I walk away feeling like I have contributed to a young person life. The other rewarding part is getting the thank cards from the students, that is very rewarding. But the most part is having the kids look up to and take your advise and go forward

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Goodwill is helping with Goodwill Youth Services. Goodwill Youth Services has programs set up that encourage youth to think about their future, including doing resumes, mock interviews and talking with professionals at career panel interviews. The kids are excited about their future and after I come home from volunteering in the classroom I know that my time has been well spent. The kids know the value of follow up and saying thank you. It is nice to get the hand written cards in the mail. In addition I enjoy shopping at the Goodwill stores knowing that my money is going to help those that the organization supports as well as being a believer in recycling of goods.