Goodwill Virtual Job Fair (Sep 28-Oct 2)

Goodwill Virtual Job Fair (Sep 28-Oct 2)

About This Campaign

Thousands of people have lost their jobs, had their wages reduced, or have been scheduled for fewer hours due to COVID19. The Kansas City metropolitan area unemployment rate is more than 10%.

Goodwill is hosting a week-long Virtual Job Fair September 28th through October 2nd to help address this challenge. Each day will address a different topic and provide opportunities to develop new skills, increase job readiness, learn about hiring employers, and apply for jobs.

Volunteers will play a vital role in the execution of the Virtual Job Fair. We need your help. You will work directly with job seekers to help them build resumes, practice for interviews, and apply for jobs.

Location / Venue

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Campaign to Support Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas (Goodwill) empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work. We help job seekers throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. In 2019, more than 3,500 individuals gained job skills and 849 people earned employment.


Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the following counties: Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson. We support individuals with different abilities and disadvantaging conditions, such as persons with physical challenges or cognitive disorders, limited education and work history, criminal backgrounds, underemployment or unemployment, or a situational barrier such as lack of transportation or housing.


We believe every person deserves the opportunity to work. Employment is more than a paycheck. It is independence, agency, dignity, and equality. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities. 


Goodwill impacts lives through three strategies customized to meet participants’ unique needs:


● Our donated goods retail model provides employment, career planning, and upskilling through the recycling and reselling of material donations in our stores. 

● Our commercial and government contracts offer case management and employment for individuals with a different ability. 

● Our employment services and workforce development programs provide job training, job coaching, career placement, and ongoing retention supports for people with severe barriers to employment.


Over our 125 years, we have served over 617,000 people, provided over 23,000,000 services and secured over 202,000 jobs. 


For more information email donation@mokangoodwill.org or call 816.842.7425.

Goodwill Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas: 800 E. 18th Street. Kansas City, MO 64108   www.mokangoodwill.org






Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Mike Collins
Mike Collins
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Alexandra Herzog
Alexandra Herzog
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Naomi Davis
Naomi Davis
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Patricia DeLeon
Patricia DeLeon
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Brian Cavender
Brian Cavender
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