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Volunteer with The Salvation Army

Together we're changing lives and giving hope to countless people throughout the nation.

It’s people just like you who make our programs possible by choosing to give your time.

Volunteer opportunities vary depending on where you live, but all of our locations need volunteers throughout the year.

Almost 3.3 million people of all ages volunteer their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army's work. Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of "Doing the Most Good."

To get involved, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what opportunities are available. Find your nearest location. 

How You Can Get Involved

Give back to your community by involving your company or group in a volunteer day. Help the lives of others while team building, bonding with your co-workers, developing leadership skills, and having fun all while doing the most good!

Current group volunteer opportunities include:

Holidays: Discover the joy of giving back to your community during the giving season. Find an opportunity that's meaningful. Whether you choose to volunteer your time to help pack Thanksgiving meal bags, sort toys at a Christmas Distribution event near you, or get a group together to ring the bell at a Salvation Army Red Kettle, you'll make the holidays brighter for our communities in need  Please contact your local Salvation Army office to learn about the many ways your business can help us to do the most good. 

Projects: From painting and building beautification to mentoring and playing with children, it takes a village! 

Back to School Distribution: Salvation Army Corps and Services Units distribute thousands of back-to-school supplies annually thanks to help from corporate and community volunteer groups. 

Camp Wonderland: Getting camp ready for the 1,000 kids who attend each summer is a big job! Each season, dedicated volunteer groups from high school services clubs and corporations return to help! Many choose to give employees a "Service Day" so they can get their hands dirty for a good cause.

Do you love working with children? Since its beginnings in 1865, The Salvation Army has always focused been committed to helping youth reach their full potential.

Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas:

Teaching Assistants: Many children in our programs need extra educational support. Use your teaching skills to tutor, teach curriculum, or mentor a child (aged 2-7). 

After School Programs: Help children build self-esteem, develop appropriate social behaviors, learn academic skills, be creative through arts and crafts projects, or have fun by planning special activities! 

Teen Mentors: Youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models. You can make a positive impact by becoming a role model, teacher, and adviser. Whether you plan social activities, coach sports, play games and music, or help with academic work, studies show that mentors can give youth the support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals. 

While many seniors may feel left behind by society, The Salvation Army makes every effort to engage them in meaningful and worthwhile programs.

Your involvement in the following programs will change a life:

Seniors Program Assistant: 

Play games, converse, and serve lunch to older adults who utilize Salvation Army programs.

The Salvation Army offers some type of food pantry at nearly all of its statewide locations, which offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including:

The Salvation Army offers some type of food pantry at nearly all of its statewide locations, which offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including:Food Bank Driver: Pick up food from the food bank and deliver/unload at Corps.


Food Delivery: Deliver meals to housebound neighbors, including seniors, the disabled, and struggling families.

Feeding Program Assistant: Help prepare and serve lunch to the homeless and others in need.

Food Pantry Stocker: Stock, pack, and organize food donations.

Food Pantry Distribution: Distribute food and household items (may involve lifting).

Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or the head of a corporation, many people find volunteering fulfilling. The Salvation Army is in need of individuals who can handle a variety of administrative tasks ranging from collating papers to landscaping. Opportunities exist in all areas, including:

Receptionist: Excellent customer service, phone and interpersonal skills required.

Clerical Work: Help organize files, make copies, complete mailings and answer incoming calls.

Custodial Work: Clean facilities and help with minor maintenance and landscaping / beautification projects.

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