Volunteer Posting 1504

Board Member
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Calgary area, Edmonton area
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 4 days (Thu, 29 Feb)

Get involved! Make a positive Impact on Albertans and the Planet!

Goodwill Industries of Alberta (Goodwill) is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members.  This is a great opportunity to be involved with an organization that is truly making a tangible difference in enriching the lives of Albertans with barriers to employment through meaningful employment and environmental stewardship.


Goodwill’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the Alberta community who are dedicated to supporting and promoting Goodwill’s mission.  They champion the importance of providing exceptional leadership and believe in serving people.

Goodwill champions diversity, equity and inclusion.  Our organization nurture's a culture of openness and trust, where all team members share a sense of belonging.  As a leader in sustainability, Goodwill is committed to reducing our environmental impact, currently diverting over 90% of donated goods from local landfills. 

Our Board of Directors typically dedicate 5 – 15 hours a quarter for board and committee meetings, and community events.


Our Mission Statement

Through the power of work, Goodwill provides individuals with barriers to employment the opportunity to enhance their lives through meaningful employment.

Goodwill is an amazing not-for-profit organization that supports the Alberta community by providing employment readiness, skills training, career services, and job placement for Albertans with barriers to employment in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Goodwill is also one of  the largest employers of people with disabilities in Western Canada, and one of the largest recyclers in Alberta. The positive impact we have on our communities is tangible and visible. At Goodwill, we work hard to show that we care, work as one amazing team, try to get better and better every day and we are passionate about making a positive impact. We value respecting each other, acting with integrity, working as one team, providing exceptional customer service, recognizing each other’s contributions and working safely.  To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Alberta visit www.goodwill.ab.ca


About Our Board of Directors

We are seeking applicants with a background in board leadership, governance and strategic outlook to support Goodwill’s growth strategy as well as the desire to enrich the lives of people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.  We are seeking board members to represent the Edmonton metro region and Calgary metro region.  To compliment the skills already represented on our Board, we are also seeking new members who are knowledgeable in the areas of Financial Planning/Forecasting, Sustainability, Information Technology, Real estate/Leasing, Training and Job Placement for People with Disabilities and Legal, and who reflect the diversity of Alberta.  It is our preference that while individuals may be recognized as subject matter experts, they appreciate the big picture and are committed to advancing the over mission of Goodwill.

As a Goodwill Volunteer Board Member, your key responsibilities are to:

  • Be able to dedicate 5-15 hours a quarter for board and committee meetings and community events. Board and committee meetings are typically held on Tuesday evenings.  We have 2 Saturday Summits (fall/spring) per year and on AGM/social on a Friday night before June 30th of each year.
  • Be an active advocate who promotes the organization’s programs and act as an ambassador for Goodwill’s overall purpose and mission.
  • Be fully engaged in public relations to secure partnerships and financial resources to advance Goodwill’s mission.
  • Strengthen the organization’s position by participating on board and ad hoc committees, and by providing leadership, advisement and guidance.

Why should you volunteer as a Goodwill Board Member?

  • Engage with diverse individuals and grow your network of like-minded community leaders.
  • To help build a stronger, sustainable Goodwill and create meaningful employment for Albertans with barriers to employment.
  • Apply your expertise in a socially responsible, non-profit organization and help advance Goodwill’s social impact within the Alberta community.
  • Enhance your career by providing a different perspective on what it takes to deliver impact, raise resources and ensure accountability of an enterprise enhancing social good.
  • Meet a diverse range of people.
  • Feel great about making a meaningful, positive impact on your community.

How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering as a board member with Goodwill to make a difference in the lives of people with barriers to employment, please forward your resume along with a letter of intent specifically detailing the following (maximum 500 words):

  • Statement of Intent: Why do you wish to serve on the Goodwill Volunteer Board? How will you contribute to promoting Goodwill’s mission and presence in the Alberta community?
  • Governance Experience: Please indicate your experience (volunteer, work or education) related to board governance, including previous and current board service (boards served, length of time, positions held, significant contributions).
  • Areas of Expertise: Please list your professional experience. Examples include Strategic Financial expertise, Sustainability expertise, Information Technology, Real Estate/Leasing experience, Human Resources, Government Relations, Leadership experience, supporting people with disabilities/barriers, other.

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer serving people with disabilities and barriers to employment, and therefore requires that all successful applicants to pass a criminal record check.  Goodwill Industries of Alberta thanks all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

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