90 Years of

ABOUT US

Our mission is to provide employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Our Core Values:

  • Credibility – As an organization, we do what we say we will do.
  • Creativity – We are willing to try new ideas in order to improve any aspect of the organization.
  • Collaboration – We are different people, with different skills, who work well together to get the job done.

We are 100 percent local and 100 percent not-for-profit.  All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to all San Diego County residents.

In 2019:

  • 656 people obtained work through Goodwill San Diego.
  • 1,955 people were employed by Goodwill San Diego.
  • More than 6,541 people were served!

Work with Us

Meet with a Goodwill Community Employment Center Career Advisor for free, one-on-one, online, job search assistance in English or Spanish.  Our soft skill workshops (Find a Job, Resume Workshop, Ace the Interview, Workplace Communication or Conflict Resolution) are available daily in English and Spanish.  Sign up today and let us help you reach your career goals.  Earn our two-week, Job Readiness certificate by taking all of our workshops and meeting with a Career Advisor two times per week.  Let Hiring Managers know you are well-prepared and are serious about your career.

Currently, our hosted hiring events and access to our Paid Training Program are temporarily suspended. 

Goodwill San Diego is hiring!  If you would like to join our team, click on the Jobs icon and apply.  Goodwill provides a great work environment with plenty of opportunity to grow and learn. We are Making Good Happen by providing independence, pride and a sense of purpose for our community members.  

WAYS TO DONATE

With more than 50 Donation Centers in San Diego County, Goodwill has made it easier than ever to donate your quality items and offers many ways for you to donate to us.

The following Donation Centers are currently open: Bonita, Carmel Valley, Encinitas at La Costa, Lakeside, Mira Mesa, Oceanside at College, Point Loma.  The donation center temporary hours are 8:30 am to 2 pm every day and CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS.

We are currently providing a contact free donation experience.  Donors are asked to sort their donations into two categories (clothing and non-clothing). Donors will place presorted donations into marked bins upon arrival. Facial coverings and 6 ft. social distancing are being practiced at all of our locations.  Please save your furniture and electronics as we are unable to accept them at this time.

We welcome your monetary donations, vehicles, real property and legacy gifts too.  Last year, over 90 percent of our revenue came from your generous donations.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

SHOP LOCAL

Help provide training to San Diego community members with disabilities and other barriers to employment by shopping at one of our conveniently-located Retail Stores, Outlets or Clearance Center.  We strive to provide a clean, well-organized, friendly shopping environment for the entire family.

The following Retail Stores are currently open: Chula Vista, Chula Vista East, City Heights, Clairemont,                El Cajon, Escondido, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, Mira Mesa, Oceanside Tri-City, Point Loma, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho San Diego on Avocado,  Santee and Vista.  The store hours are 10 am to 6 pm daily.

The following Retail Stores: Alpine, Downtown, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Lemon Grove, Oceanside North, Pacific Beach, and Ramona are open Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

The following Bookstores is open: San Marcos.  The bookstore hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

Shop online 24/7 at shopgoodwill.com.