Volunteers fulfill a vital role within The Salvation Army and are often refered to as "the army behind the Army". Each year, hundreds of local volunteers help us help others...and you can too!
There are several ways to begin the process of becoming a volunteer for The Salvaiton Army
Once we receive your volunteer enrollment forms we will then contact you at our earliest convenience. Thank you for your interest!
Current Volunteer Opportunites
NALC 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive - Sat. May 11th
The NALC 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive is one the regions largest annual food drives and helps restock many local food pantries during the Spring & Summer months. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed during shifts on Saturday May 11th at The Salvation Army's main location - 1701 W. Chestnut Expwy - to help sort & pack away donated food. This is a great volunteer opportunity for organizations, businesses, student groups & families. Children between the ages of 5 - 14 are welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To sign-up please call (417) 862-5509 ext. 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When signing up please identify the shift(s) you'd like to help with and if anyone else will be joining you. Please note: due to the brevity of this event volunteers do not need to complete the volunteer enrollment forms in order to assist.
Volunteer Shifts - Sat. May 11
Shift #1: 2 pm - 5 pm
Shift #2: 5 pm - 7 pm (We'll need the most volunteers during this shift!)
Shift #3: 7 pm - 9 pm
Lawncare & Landscaping Volunteers - Lawncare & landscaping volunteers are needed throughout the week - Monday through Friday from 8 am until 6 pm - to help with lawn mowing, trimming and to provide general landscaping assistance to the maintenance department as needed. Hours are felxible and all equipment & supplies will be provided.
Volunteer Drivers - Volunteer drivers are needed Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. to help pick up & deliver food donations, transport residents to and from appointments, and assist with other transportation needs.
Qualified volunteer drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Class E (passenger/chauffeur's) license and pass a thorough background check. Volunteer drivers will have use of a Salvation Army vehicle during these volunteer opportunities.
Family Thrift Stores - Volunteers are needed every 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at our Family Thrift Store located at 1737 S. Campbell Ave. Volunteers are needed in shifts from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. This is a great volunteer opportunity not only for individuals, but also for student groups, businesses and organizations. To sign-up please call (417) 862-5509 ext. 116 or email email@example.com
Administrative Offices- Volunteers are needed primarily Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to help with light administrative and clerical duties such as filing, data entry, photocopying and telephone reception.
For more information about general volunteer opportunities please contact Audrey Esther Community Relations Director & Volunteer Coordinator at (417) 862-5509 ext. 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquires about court-ordered community service please contact Denise Lofton at (417) 862-5509 ext. 107 or email@example.com