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The Salvation Army evaluates every local community and strives to meet the greatest need in each. Our services are available in every U.S. ZIP code.
We work alongside other local organizations to complement, not duplicate, existing services in order to maximize local impact. Whether it's providing shelter for homeless youth, a warm meal for a struggling family, respite for a domestic abuse survivor, or addiction recovery to someone who's lost hope, among many other services, we invest in programs that can uniquely transform the people in your community.
Work on beautification projects such as park clean-ups & planting flowers. Help or organize events such as block parties, parades or carnivals. Also, provide needs-oriented services such as visits, cleaning or helping with groceries.
Visitation to hospitals & nursing homes. Other opportunities include worship services, individual visits, adopt-a-grandparent, seasonal gift distribution & special events.
Visitation & worship services. Providing services to families such as transportation, Christmas parties for children or simply writing birthday cards.
Phone someone who is lonely. Be a part of a Telephone Ministry through conversation, connection, concern & compassion.
Provide transportation or acts of kindness such as helping with meals, groceries, cleaning or childcare. Read to a child or share a hobby with a youngster. Write letters for the incapacitated such as sending cards for birthdays or holidays. Get involved with “pet therapy” at nursing homes or hospitals.
Many know of the work of The Salvation Army during war time. Many Veterans tell stories of how they were served by The Salvation Army. Most notably the Doughnut Girls from World War I. Today The Salvation Army is nationally a member of the VAVS along with many other organizations. It is our desire to service our hospitalized veterans through the Community Care Program, as well as honor them by participation in special events held by the VAVS. Join in the celebration of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, as well as the celebration of the VAVS Salute to Veterans and participate in regular & seasonal visitation. In order to become a regular volunteer at a VA Medical Center, VAVS and Salvation Army regulations must be followed.
Youth are welcomed as Community Care volunteers. Teaching our youth to care for others in our communities is an important value. There is training available.
Every volunteer must complete a basic training, which will be done at your local Salvation Army. There is also additional training available for each of the volunteer opportunities.
When you give to The Salvation Army, your donation stays in your local community, based on the ZIP code you provide. We offer services in every U.S. ZIP code.Donate Now