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Volunteer/Community Service 

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About the Organization


Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization with 11 stores, seven donation centers, a logistics center and an online auction site. In addition, we operate two employment service centers and a home for veterans experiencing homelessness. The money raised by the sale of donations goes to fund our free programs. Our programs include: helping people find employment, assisting our veterans with job services and resource referral, serving youth around the area with several different programs, and operating a 15-bed home for veterans. Goodwill has been serving Central Illinois since 1934.


Goodwill employees are more than just a team. They are a close-knit group of people which enjoy fostering friendship and support. Goodwill employees work together knowing that, as a non-profit, their job means someone is getting the assistance they need. It's working with a purpose.


*This is an unpaid position.* The Community Service Associate is a member of the retail team who is responsible for performing all functions of a given area of the store’s operations. Jobs such as, sorting, tagging, handling donations, and other duties as assigned. Other responsibilities include keeping the store clean, neat, and orderly and fostering a team atmosphere.




  • Merchandising of product to sales floor
  • Complies with pull cycle per Goodwill standards
  • Performs merchandise handling tasks as required
  • Maintains store in a clean, neat and orderly manner
  • Maintains accurate records and reports
  • Performs janitorial and housekeeping duties as needed
  • Follows policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Monitors and recognizes security risks and assists in their prevention
  • Complies with all safety standards for lifting and moving materials, operating equipment and wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee and customer safety
  • Adheres to store scheduling as agreed upon with management
  • Embraces the values, vision and mission of Goodwill of Central Illinois
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Position Requirements
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Possesses basic math skills
  • Conveys information clearly through verbal and written communication
  • Works independently while fostering a strong team atmosphere
  • Demonstrates professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates the ability to be consistently at work and on time on scheduled work days
  • Requires ability to lift and move donations of textiles and wares
  • Requires ability to perform sorting and packing tasks to secure donations
  • Ensures compliance with all policies, procedures, safety, and other applicable regulatory standards
  • Ability to apply decisions appropriate for situation at hand, and which are in the best interest of Goodwill
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification may be required; training will be offered by Goodwill if applicable
  • Commitment to continued learning and engaged participation in mandatory trainings offered by Goodwill
Location Canton, IL (Retail Store)  
Category Retail  
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Shift Various Shifts  

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