You can make a difference, you can become a volunteer

“The look on their faces. You see the appreciation and the hope in their eyes when you lend them a hand and help them up. It makes my heart melt and reminds me that I can give back in so many simple ways.” This was the response of one of our volunteers when asked, “why do you volunteer?”

So, what’s motivating you to give back and help us in Doing the most good? No matter what is it, chances are we have an opportunity for you. From helping a child receive a warm winter coat to assisting a family as they shop for toys for their kids at Christmas to ringing a bell to helping serve a meal – the possibilities are numerous.

Please take a moment to browse through our volunteer activities and find opportunities where you can give back. Once you choose the activity(s) that interests you most, you can easily sign-up online to become a Salvation Army volunteer today.

Opportunities are constantly updated so be sure to check back often. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brian Smith, with any questions or concerns. Email him or call (317) 937-7000 or toll-free (800) 589-1037.

Are there other ways in which you can use your talents to help those The Salvation Army serves? If so, please let us know. Our Volunteer Coordinator can get your group set up with one of our local corps to help in a special way.

You may also directly contact your local Salvation Army corps or center to inquire about local volunteer opportunities.

Do we accept young volunteers? Yes! We strongly encourage youth to be involved in their community. That being said, we ask that all young volunteers remain engaged while at our events. There is no set minimum age as long as the youth are actively working towards the purpose of the event. As a general guideline, volunteers under 15 years of age need to have an adult volunteer with them.

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Bed & Bread Club

There are many Salvation Army Bed & Bread Clubs all over the country, but all have the same mission — to provide food and shelter to the hungry and homeless. Some Clubs offer nutritious meals. Others provide groceries through their food pantry or vouchers to local supermarkets. In many cases, this assistance makes the difference between hungry people eating at least one decent meal a day . . . and going hungry. Click here to find out more.