Use your time and talent to help adults achieve their educational and career goals.

What will I be doing?

Help an adult in your community:

  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Improve math skills
  • Prepare for the GED® or HiSet tests
  • Learn English as a second language
  • Improve self-confidence

What are the requirements?

  • Internet Access
  • Working toward a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to pass background check (Act 33/44 clearances)
  • Minimum of three hours per week
  • One semester (or six month) commitment 

Where and when can I volunteer?

Classes are held on Zoom, Monday-Thursday in two-hour blocks between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Contact us to ask about in-person opportunities!

Benefits of becoming a volunteer at Goodwill

  • Work with instructors who genuinely care about the progress of each student
  • The opportunity to implement various teaching/learning 
  • techniques
  • Access to up-to-date educational materials
  • The chance to explore career 
  • opportunities in adult education
  • Volunteering looks great on a resume
  • 25% discount at Goodwill SWPA retail stores
  • Strengthen communication skills working with diverse populations in a human service setting

Interested in learning more? 

For more information, contact education@goodwillswpa.org

Emily's Story:

Emily began volunteering at Goodwill to learn new skills. She enjoys helping people in the community who are learning English as a second language create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

Emily’s favorite part about being a classroom assistant is getting to know the students’ families, occupations, interests, and goals. She enjoys meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. After Emily completes her service, she will attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s M.S. Genetic Counseling program in New York City.

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