Ways to Volunteer
Check with your local Salvation Army (click to find the location nearest you) for specific details on volunteer opportunities in your area. There are so many ways you can volunteer with The Salvation Army—some of the most common ways are listed below.
Food pantry organization and upkeep is needed all year. You could also support your local Salvation Army food pantry by donating non–perishable items.
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Assistance is provided during fires, hurricanes, floods, and other devastating events. Volunteers help provide more than just a warm meal and beverage. They help provide the emotional support needed in times of disaster. Click here to learn about becoming a Disaster Relief Volunteer.
Character building youth programs which could use volunteers include music and arts school, as well as after school sporting and tutoring opportunities.
Volunteers serve meals at the Army Shelter or deliver meals to shut-ins on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Holiday Food Boxes
Volunteers fill boxes with selected non-perishables.
Individuals, families, and groups select a child (ages 1-13) or senior (age 55 and older) for whom they provide a special Christmas.
The money raised during the Kettle Campaign helps pay for all the Christmas programs listed here as well as other needs through the year. Contact your local Salvation Army location to sign up to ring a bell. Bell ringers are always needed, or consider creating an Online Red Kettle and share your kettle’s link and #RedKettleReason on social media to encourage your friends and family to join you in giving!