Become a Goodwill Ambassador

Goodwill Ambassadors make a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill Manasota, Inc. We provide the training and education, and our Ambassadors let the community know about the improvements Goodwill is making in the quality of so many lives, the paths to self-sufficiency Goodwill is creating and enumerate the opportunities to support this Goodwill.


Our Ambassadors routinely speak with service clubs, faith-based organizations, professional and youth groups, etc., to let them know about Goodwill's mission – thus building awareness of the organization through their public engagements. There are many opportunities for public speaking, as well as one-on-one engagements, to illustrate the documented creation of jobs and a far more employable workforce in our community.


For more information how to become a Goodwill Ambassador or a Youth Ambassador, please contact Rick Hughes, Director of Community Outreach at 941-355-2721 Ext. 114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Good Neighbor Programs

With dozens of Goodwill locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties, most of us can easily locate our neighborhood Goodwill. Our most recent locations are designed with community rooms and additional community services. Good Neighbor Connection provides human-service programs designed to meet the specific needs and interests of the local neighbors and families - often through strategic alliances between Goodwill, community volunteer groups and other organizations. We offer information and referral services to neighbors who are seeking assistance.


Goodwill Manasota also offers opportunities for communities around our locations to come together. We offer numerous FREE classes ranging from beginner Spanish, learning computers, arts & crafts, cooking and more.


We are always looking for people to donate their time to teach a class, or just come as an attendee and meet your neighbors!


For more information, please contact Rick Hughes at 941-355-2721 ext. 114 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..