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Want to work one-on-one with a family in need?

  • Class Time

    Every Tuesday night at 6, the adult residents in the Family Emergency Shelter and the Family Living Center have a life skills class, ranging from learning to budget to anger management.
  • Become a Mentor

    Groups can mentor a family and help them with finding a job or offer other life improvement advice.

Help families feel safe and welcome!

  • Sprucing Up

    Volunteers can work on cleaning up the shelter or sprucing up the yard so the families have a safe and clean sanctuary to come to. Volunteers can work in groups no larger than 5 people.
  • Prepare Welcome Kits

    The Salvation Army is always in need of various products for families. Volunteers can work with their church or group to collect:
    • Bibles, journals, bus passes, laundry detergent or personal hygiene products for the families in the shelter.
    • Coloring books, crayons, small toys and games for the children.
    • Linen items like Twin-size sheets, towels, blankets and pillows.

Spend some time with our little ones!

  • Donate Supplies

    The children enrolled in H.A.L.O. program need several supplies that churches and other organizations can provide.
    • Crayons/pencils
    • Backpacks
    • Shoes (ranging in ages up to adulthood)
    • Brand new underwear (ranging in sizes)
    • Clothing (shirts, pants, shorts, socks, etc.)
    • Winter jackets (ranging in sizes)
    • Notebook paper
    • Safety scissors
    • Rulers
    • Books (ranging in reading difficulty)
    • Hair combs
  • Craft Night

    Every Tuesday night at 6, the adult residents in the Family Emergency Efficiency and the Family Living Center have a life skills class. During their class time, the children residing at The Community of Hope need supervision. Volunteers can provide crafts or education activities and help with homework.

Want to help prevent homelessness?

  • Assemble Hygiene Kits

    Many of the clients for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Outreach Center lack the basic necessities. Various groups and churches can work together to collect and assemble this everyday essentials.
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Disposable razors
    • Feminine products
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Hair comb
    • Washcloths
  • Beautification

    The Salvation Army SHIELD office has a very large backyard, so assistance is always appreciated. Volunteers will work in groups of 5-10 people. These morning activities will include:
    • Raking leaves and landscaping.
    • Pressure washing the outside of the building.
  • Office Assistant

    The Salvation Army is always looking for passionate volunteers to work as receptionists. This opportunity is a long-term commitment, and would require answering phones, filing and copying paperwork, and greeting clients at the door.

If you want to learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities, contact Sheryl Stacy at (863) 940-2868.

While you're at it, schedule a tour of the facilities, and see the programs in action!