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The Salvation Army relies on its volunteers to help change lives and give hope to local people in need.
Together we do the most good!
Often referred to as “the army behind The Army," volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army's ability to provide quality social services for the entire community.
Volunteers are valuable assets in The Salvation Army's efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Through the skills and experience they bring to The Army, volunteers positively impact the lives of those they assist. They uplift families and support communities throughout our nation everyday. Thank you for exploring the many opportunities to help those in need and enhance your community as a volunteer within The Salvation Army.
Volunteers for The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester come from all walks of life. Local businesses, colleges, families, schools, community organizations, civic clubs and more give of their time to support our daily and annual services within Monroe County. Many make professional and personal connections while volunteering, and some complete scholastic or service obligations.
All of our volunteers come together to be good community role models for the children and adults we serve. They use their talents to strengthen the programs we provide. Whether you volunteer once a year, once a week, or just once - you’re making a positive difference to someone in need!
Opportunities For Every Skill And Interest. Volunteering for The Salvation Army comes in many shapes and forms. Whether your strengths include working with children, sorting and shelving foods, shopping for toys and coats, or simply smiling while ringing a bell...your efforts will provide a true difference in the quality of life of those in need.
Gain practical experience. Do you want to work in health or social work? Even if you seek a career in business, art, technology or science, the people skills and experiences you gain as a volunteer will help you to excel.
Grow as a person. Whether you are seeking to develop your spirituality or to improve your character, working with those less fortunate is often a transformative experience that will help you find greater compassion and appreciation in your life. Volunteering is an excellent means of character exploration and development for men, women, and youth of all ages.
Network! There are social and professional benefits from getting to know other good, caring people. Acquaintances made through performing volunteer work are sure to reward you in the future.
Improve your resume. Volunteer experience can make a great difference when you are applying to college, for scholarships or a job. Charitable extracurricular activities such as volunteer work are looked upon favorably in the corporate world and can help you get ahead.
Feel good. Volunteering improves self esteem, reduces blood pressure, enhances the immune system, and decreases stress, lower premature death rates, less heart disease, and fewer health issues overall, according to a study conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Health in Canada. Similar results linking stimulation in the brain’s pleasure center with committing unselfish acts was found by the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. It seems one of the best ways to improve the health of your heart is to use it in the caring service of others!
Discover the joy of giving back to your community - fill out the form below to become a Salvation Army volunteer TODAY!