Why volunteer? To make a difference, one life at a time. Each year, thousands of Salvation Army volunteers help change lives. From greeting families as they arrive at the food pantry to serving on the advisory board, volunteers daily join The Salvation Army in Doing The Most Good.
Seeds of Hope: The difference one volunteer can make
Sally and her children arrived at The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter with a dim outlook on life. When she moved out of the shelter and into her own rental at the end of the program, it solidified a newfound hope. While in her own apartment she found stable employment and purchased her own home. Sally says it was the words of one volunteer, that stuck with her, helped begin to change her outlook, and helped her move forward; “…you could own a home of your own someday.” That seed of “someday,” planted by a volunteer helped Sally on her journey from homeless to housed.
The Salvation Army has year-round and seasonal volunteer opportunities to help serve those in need. Bilingual (English/Spanish and English/Haitian Creole) volunteers and translators are always needed.
Before the start of your service, we request that volunteers complete a short orientation and a background check (including 7-year address history). Click here to view orientation schedule>>>.
The Salvation Army Family Stores support its Crossroads drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men. Sort, tag, organize and tidy up knowing that your service is helping to support someone’s road to recovery. You may even get the chance to meet program participants while you serve. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Safe drivers with clean driving records are needed throughout the year for donation collection (box truck), transporting children to camp (small bus or van), and special events. Hours vary according to project needs.
The Salvation Army’s residential campus includes a commercial kitchen that operates seven days a week, serving more than 600 meals each day. Volunteers who choose this opportunity will help with meal prep, serving and clean up in service to our homeless shelter, medical recovery and other residents of our campus. This opportunity is available every day between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Make phone calls, perform data entry, filing and document shredding. Experience with MS Word and Excel is desired, as well as business experience. Offices hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4;30 p.m.
LaBelle and Clewiston Opportunities
Contact our volunteer coordinator for information on our needs in LaBelle and Clewiston.
You can participate in a time-honored tradition, have some fun and contribute to a worthy cause. Groups, individuals and musicians/musical ensembles are welcome. Call (239) 278-1551 to set your schedule.
Christmas Cheer Toyland
Be a part of bringing Christmas to local families in need this year. Volunteers are needed to help register families for Christmas food and gift assistance (translators in particular) and to sort and pack food and toys at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer warehouse. Basic clerical and customer service skills are needed. Please visit the volunteer portal for dates, times and sign-up.
Questions? Contact Kris Volpone, Volunteer Specialist, at (239) 278-1551 x219.