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Importance of Volunteering

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Volunteers know the truth of the verse, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." There are few things more rewarding than giving one's time to help someone else.

Approximately one-and-a-half million volunteers throughout the United States dramatically extend The Salvation Army's ability to serve the needy. Volunteers provide assistance in a variety of areas from social services to office work to character building activities. If you have a skill or just the heart to serve, The Salvation Army has a place for you.

Volunteers bring diversity to the Army's work in age, race, social background, and approach. If you would like to volunteer, we need you and appreciate you. 

Why Volunteer?

  • Builds confidence
  • Personal growth
  • Feeling of achievement
  • Learn about your community
  • Opportunity to give back
  • New opportunities & challenges
  • It's FUN!
  • Career & educational experience

Importance of Volunteering for Kettles

Did you know...? 

  • Unmanned kettles collect no donations and essentially help NO people.
  • Paying a bell ringer to man a kettle means money is spent that could serve more people.
  • Volunteer bell ringers help more people by donating their time and by being cheerful and friendly during the busy Christmas season.
  • Volunteer at a kettle and for a program to help the most people.

Be the difference.
Be a volunteer!



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