Become A Volunteer

It’s people just like you who make our programs possible by choosing to give your time.
Volunteer opportunities vary depending on where you live, but all of our locations need volunteers throughout the year.

When you join our team of volunteers, you’re helping us build communities where lives are changed and hope is found.
Volunteers are one of our strongest resources in meeting the needs of a community.


Volunteer to Ring a Bell This Season

With the holiday season approaching, there’s a fight to be won. The Salvation Army is marching into battle against all types of need this year, so we’re recruiting bell ringers—like you—to join the fight for good! Volunteers are crucial partners in helping to do the most good in the community. Sign up now to volunteer in person or start a campaign online!

Please register below using one of these sites depending on your state.

You may also contact your local worship and service center by phone using the locations page.

Learn more about being a bell ringer here.

Red Kettle Volunteer

in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC (National Capital) & West Virginia.

Use your skills

Whatever you are passionate about – graphic design, organizational skills, fashion or something else – can most likely be leveraged as a volunteer. We always have opportunities ready to fill, but are also open to working with you to create opportunities that fit your time and talents. Volunteering can even be a way to further your professional connections – whether in our office setting or a board room as an advisory board member.

One-time Opportunities

Our one-time opportunities are perfect for those who want a quick and easy way to make a difference. These include activities like serving a meal any day of the year, cleaning and sorting at our local units or ringing a bell or assisting with Angel Tree during the holidays.

Group Opportunities

We can accommodate your group’s desire to do something good together – whether family, friends, coworkers, civic or church groups. Group volunteer activities are typically project-based or part of a larger event. You group may also choose to volunteer to work in our local food pantry, Angel Tree toy warehouse and distribution sites as well as at our Christmas Red Kettles.

Ongoing Opportunities

Ongoing opportunities are designed for those who want to get involved on a regular basis. We’ll know you by your first name, and you’ll get to know the people in our programs. These include activities like working with youth, using your professional skills or serving after a disaster strikes.

Help in your community all year long

Please fill out the form below to register to be a Salvation Army volunteer.

This form will be sent to a representative in your division for coordination with the local unit in your area.
You may also reach out to that unit by using our location search on our site and filtering by “worship center.”

Please choose whether you will be volunteering as a group or an Individual.

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