Internships are designed for college students to meet service-learning and/or capstone requirements embedded within their college majors or courses. The following volunteer positions require a minimum 20-hour service commitment by the participant during an academic semester. Interviews to select a limited number of interns during a semester may be required. Volunteer descriptions listing qualifications and performance outcomes are linked below.
Field Observations are designed in conjunction with a college student’s academic department to provide on-site research opportunities that allow targeted observations of professionals in the workplace. Students gain insight into required behaviors, activities, and processes of their chosen career fields. A field observation description listing eligibility criteria and essential competencies is linked below.
Service Opportunities are designed for high school (age 16+) and college students to meet state community service requirements for the TN Promise Scholarship and/or to earn service-learning credits for course, financial aid, or graduation obligations required by similar initiatives. The following volunteer opportunities require a minimum 1- to 8-hour service commitment by the participant that meets specific state, local, or school deadlines.
- Goodwill Day – Annual event in April to help students earn up to eight (8) hours of community service while experiencing the functions of a dynamic social enterprise that provides employment services to those in need. Pre-registration is required for limited volunteer enrollments. Event information and the pre-registration deadline are published by February each year. Click here to view the latest information.
- National Recycling Day – Annual one-day event in November to help students earn up to eight (8) hours of community service while experiencing recycling and sustainability programs that support Goodwill’s Core Value #11: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse & Repurpose. Pre-registration is required. Enrollments are limited. Event information and the pre-registration instructions are published by October each year. Click here to view the latest information.
Participants in Service-Learning Partnerships must be at least 16 years of age; required to complete high school or college course, financial aid, or graduation obligations for service-learning or community service; and meet any additional qualifications for participation in specific Goodwill service-learning opportunities. Participant background checks are required for placements extending beyond eight (8) hours of service. Available placements in all programs are limited, and select programs may require an application/selection process or pre-registration period to determine participants.
While completing required service hours through Service-Learning Partnerships, or any other community based or service-learning programs administered by Goodwill, participants must follow all policies and procedures of Goodwill Industries of Tenneva, Inc. This includes Goodwill’s Code of Ethics and Accountability.
Participants in select Service-Learning Partnerships complete Goodwill 101, an integrative learning module that relates Goodwill’s history and mission services. Additional learning modules may be assigned to reinforce a participant’s workplace skills during the service period.
Service plans are developed through conversations between participants in Service-Learning Partnerships and their Goodwill supervisors to meet the expected service-learning and performance outcomes of select programs. The service plan integrates the career interests of a participant with the areas of concentration available for a program during the service period.
Please direct all referrals, questions, or emails regarding Service-Learning Partnerships to the following Goodwill contact:
Greg Walters, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
423-426-3922 office cell