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.
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance is provided for fires, hurricanes, floods, and other devastating events. Volunteers help provide more than just meals and physical needs, they also help provide the emotional support needed in times of disaster. To become a Salvation Army Disaster Services Volunteer, you will need to register for training in advance.
Click here to learn about becoming a Disaster Relief Volunteer.
Food pantry organization and upkeep is needed all year. You could also support your local Salvation Army food pantry by donating non–perishable items.
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!