• 2013 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

    The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is gearing up for another busy holiday season, hoping to make that time of year a little brighter for those in need. But we can’t do it alone – we need an “Army” of Volunteers to make it possible! Please consider helping with one of the following opportunities:

    September 16th – 20th
    Angel Tree Registration
    Volunteers assist families registering to participate in Angel Tree Program, making sure they have required information and help fill out paperwork.


    November 16th – December 14th
    Angel Tree Desk at Bel-Air Mall
    Volunteers sign out adopted Angels and receive the gifts purchased for them.
    Weekday shifts: 4pm – 8pm
    Weekend shifts: 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm, 4pm – 8pm

    November 14– December 24 (10am – 8pm)
    Red Kettle Bell Ringers
    Volunteers needed to ring bells at kettle locations.
    Community, school, civic and church groups are urged to staff a kettle location for a day (or more).
    Individual volunteers may break the day into two shifts: 10am – 3pm or 3pm – 8pm
    Mobile County Bell Ringers, call Lt. Dennis Hayes: 251.300.4555
    Baldwin County Bell Ringers, call Lt. Alan Grimes: 251.438.2727

    November 28th  
    Thanksgiving Dinner 

    Volunteers will fill plates, wait tables, clear tables, greet guests, serve beverages and desserts.
    **Thanksgiving 2013 is full! Volunteer reservations for 2014 will begin in September.**

    TBA in December (10am – 7pm)
    WALMART Fill the Truck Day
    Volunteers needed to ring bells, hand out information, accept donations, count and sort donations.
    6 to 8 volunteers needed at select WALMART locations.
    Ideal for school clubs, community, civic or church groups.

    December 2 – December 17th (10am – 4pm)
    Angel Tree Warehouse
    Volunteers needed to check-in, sort and organize donations; fill gift requests for those whose gifts were not returned.
    Requires a good deal of walking, bending and some lifting
    Typical shifts: 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm

    December 18th (8am – 5pm)
    Angel Tree Distribution 
    Volunteers needed as runners, greeters, check-out, toy shoppers, etc.
    Takes place in a warehouse setting, with most volunteers moving around to pick up and deliver gifts to check-out.

    December 25th (10:30am – 2:30pm)
    Christmas Dinner 
    Volunteers will fill plates, wait tables, clear tables, greet guests, serve beverages and desserts
    **Christmas dinner is full! Volunteer reservations for 2014 will begin in September.**

    Faith Williams, Holiday Volunteer Coordinator

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