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.
Sallie House – Children’s Village
Volunteers are needed at our foster care emergency group home and foster care homes to assist children with homework, help staff with cleaning, accompany the staff and children on outings and organize fun activities for the children.
ONE-STOP RESOURCE AND OUTREACH CENTER
Help with programs and services targeting the prevention of new homelessness and increase services available to all. The One-Stop needs volunteers to help with computer training, job searches, resume writing and interview coaching. Open 9 AM – 12 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.
To learn more or to register as a disaster volunteer please visist: http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/
Everyday there are opportunities for large group (corporate, civic, church and school) to partner with The Salvation Army to provide basic needs, support and hope to those in need in our community. Contact Wonetha Hall to schedule an opportunity.
RED SHIELD LODGE HOMELESS SHELTER/ COMMUNITY KITCHEN
The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge serves men, women and children in a 110 bed emergency shelter. Each day The Salvation Army serves nearly more than 200 meals a day to individuals and families in need of lunch and dinner.
Stock our Shelves:
Volunteer to organize, sort and fill grocery bags for individuals and families in need of food assistance.
Volunteers needed: 9am to 12pm – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Help prepare, serve and clean-up while sharing a smile with individuals and families in the community dining room.
Volunteers needed: Lunch 9am – 1pm; Dinner 2pm – 6pm; 7 days a week
Help serve coffee and snack while providing encouragement to homeless and at-risk individuals.
Volunteers needed: 9am to 12pm – Monday – Friday
- 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.
- General supplies: sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, school supplies.
- Food: Non-perishable food items – canned vegetables, fruit and meat, peanut butter, mac n cheese, ect.