Events and News

Events and News at Your Goodwill

Events and news updates are always happening at Goodwill.  Check back regularly or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up to date information.


Click on the links below for more information on our events: 



Get to Know Your Local Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is inviting the community to go on a “Real Goodwill” tour to learn about the organization’s impact on the community. During the tour, attendees will hear from volunteers, family of program participants, and Goodwill leadership about the “Real Goodwill”. Individuals have gained greater independence after participating in Goodwill’s training and employment programs will also tell their stories.

“Real Goodwill” tours take place twice a month and space is limited, so the public is encouraged to reserve their spot today to attend.

Tour Information:
All tours begin at 8:30am and last one hour

Tour Location:
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Roanoke Jobs Campus
2502 Melrose Ave, NW, Suite B
Roanoke, VA 24017

For upcoming tour dates and to sign up for a tour, click here.



Goodwill’s 2014 Annual Report is Now Available Online

AR Cover for CC
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys has made an overwhelming impact on the communities in its 31 county, 13 city service area and the individuals who live there. In 2014, not only did Goodwill serve thousands of individuals and place 3,662 in competitive community employment, but it also helped the environment by keeping over 13.5 million pounds out of area landfills.

This year Goodwill went “green” with the annual report by making it an interactive online document. Along with reading about the Graduate of the Year, DJ Ferguson, you can hear him tell how Goodwill helped him get back to work after dropping out of school at sixteen to take care of his mom and grandmother.

To view the interactive report,  click here.




Goodwill® Recognized as One of America’s Most Inspiring Companies by Forbes

Goodwill Named one of Forbes Most Inspiring Companies
Forbes recently released its annual list of America’s Most Inspiring Companies, and for the third year in a row, it included Goodwill. Coming in at #11 in 2014, Goodwill is the only nonprofit to make the prestigious list. Last year, Goodwill ranked #19.

For the entire Forbes article click here.





Job Seeker Events

Goodwill offers Job Seeker Events each month that are free and open to the public.

  • Job Fairs – Goodwill partners with local businesses that are looking to hire to host job fairs, which are free and open to the public.
  • Job Seeker Workshops – Designed to give job seekers the skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive job market, these seminars and workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited, job seekers must register to attend.
  • Job Clubs – Free and open to the public, job clubs are weekly and monthly opportunities for job seekers to:
    • meet and interact with one another
    • share job search tips, and results
    • gain insight to assist as they prepare for their career
    • engage with an interactive group
    • leave feeling recharged and ready to find their new job

For more information or to see a listing of Job Seeker Events click here or visit our Facebook Page. Sign up to receive monthly Job Seeker Events Emails by clicking here 


Reality Check

Young adults imagine the life they will have. But do they really know what it will take to reach their goals of the “dream life”? Reality Check helps them put it in perspective. Using real life situations and allowing the young adults to make their own decisions they become engaged in the process. Reality Check is fun, real, and an active program that allows youth to get a glimpse at what lies ahead in the “real world”.

Reality Check will be in the following locations in September:
09/23/2015 – Woodrow Wilson Middle School – Roanoke City

Reality Check will be in the following locations in October:
10/08/2015 – Sandusky Middle School – Lynchburg City
10/15/2015 – Dunbar Middle School – Lynchburg City
10/28/2015 – Breckinridge Middle School – Roanoke City

Reality Check will be in the following locations in November:
11/02/2015 – Rustburg Middle School – Campbell County
11/13/2015 – Wilson Middle Sschool – Augusta County
11/20/2015 – James Madison – Roanoke City
11/24/2015 – Central Academy – Botetourt County

Reality Check will be in the following locations in December:
12/02/2015 – Lucy Addison – Roanoke City
12/10/2015 – Linkhorne Middle School – Lynchburg City
12/17/2015 – Reed Mountain Middle School – Botetourt County

If you are interested in volunteering in one of the Reality Check’s listed above, please email Sarah Stephens at or call 540.581.0620 ext. 222

For more information on Reality Check, e-mail or call 540.581.0620 option 6.