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“Volunteers Don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they are priceless.”
(Sherry Anderson)

 

We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, contact Wonetha Hall at (727) 550-8080 ext 328 or mail Wonetha.Hall @uss.salvationarmy.org to see how you can get involved.

Since its beginning, volunteers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Salvation Army to provide help for the poor and downtrodden and those affected by natural disasters. In fact, the name “The Salvation Army” came about in 1878 when William Booth adapted it from a phrase he read in a report that described the organization as a “volunteer army.” Often referred to as “the army behind The Army,” volunteers play a crucial role in the Salvation Army’s ability to provide quality social services to the local community.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES 

Sallie House


Sallie House is designed to be a safe haven for children ages 6-13 years who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect, abandonment or any situation that causes the home to be unsafe from the child.  It is the only emergency shelter in Pinellas County for young children.  Volunteers are needed to assist staff in helping the children with homework, playing and reading, accompanying the children on outings, helping them get ready for bed, etc.

Children’s Village


Children’s Village is designed for children in foster care, with special emphasis on keeping brothers and sisters together.  Each home serves six children ranging in age from birth to 18 years.

Tutors


Both the Sallie House and the Children’s Village need tutors to help the children get caught up on subjects such as reading, math and life skills.

RED SHIELD  LODGE HOMELESS SHELTER

The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge serves men, women and children in a 112 bed emergency shelter. Volunteers can help with the single mother and children’s Family Unit as tutors, activity coordinators, life skills facilitators and support groups for the Mothers.  Baked goods, parties and special events welcomed!

Volunteer Drives for the Shelter:

  • Adult Toiletry Kits:  soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, comb, brush, hair accessories, feminine hygiene products, manicure set, deodorant, disposable razors.
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Children and infants:  disposable diapers, pull-ups, bottles, pacifier,  baby food and formula, clothing, pajamas, toys, car seat, stroller, high chair.
  • General supplies:  sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, school supplies.
  • Donations:  6 small televisions with VCR units for Family Unit;  monetary donations.
  • Food:  Canned foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, paper plates – cups- napkins;  plastic cutlery, baked goods, dry goods, bread, etc.


ONE-STOP  RESOURCE AND OUTREACH CENTER

A collection of established not-for-profit, governmental and faith-based service providers that have come together, under one roof, to provide programs and services targeting to prevent new homelessness and increase service availability. The One-Stop welcomes gifts of time, talent and treasures from groups and individuals who wish to support our work.  Open 9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday.

EMERGENCY DISASTER  SERVICES

Response and recovery services include, but are not limited to:  mobile feeding, congregate feeding, distribution centers, spiritual counseling and financial assistance.  Needs are in national and international locations.  Local volunteers are needed to respond to multiple alarm fires to provide assistance to city and county responders and to assist with local disaster recovery.


GENERAL & GROUP  OPPORTUNITIES

Response and recovery services include, but are not limited to:  mobile feeding, congregate feeding, distribution centers, spiritual counseling and financial assistance.  Needs are in national and international locations.  Local volunteers are needed to respond to multiple alarm fires to provide assistance to city and county responders and to assist with local disaster recovery.


For more information about volunteer opportunities 
Call Wonetha Hall at The Salvation Army 727-550-8080 ext 328
or email Wonetha.Hall@uss.salvationarmy.org