Volunteer

Be a Shield. Volunteer with The Salvation Army

Almost 3.3 million people of all ages volunteered their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army’s work. Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of “Doing the Most Good.”

Volunteers are vital to The Salvation Army. The name, introduced in 1878 by founder William Booth, was adapted to describe the emerging organization as a “volunteer army.” Now, join us and share your time and talents – and heart – to heal Memphis. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, teens, and families. See below for a complete list of volunteer opportunities at The Salvation Army.

Volunteers are vital to The Salvation Army. The name, introduced in 1878 by founder William Booth, was adapted to describe the emerging organization as a “volunteer army.” Now, join us and share your time and talents – and heart – to Heal Memphis.

Angel Tree Phone Bank
August 28-31
Each year, The Salvation Army receives thousands of phone calls for people requesting assistance through our Christmas Angel Tree Program. We’re looking for kind voices to help us intake phone calls and enter data for Angel Tree applicants. This opportunity requires great communication and computer data entry skills.
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Angel Tree Screeners
October 2-5

Each year, The Salvation Army screens each and every Angel Tree recipient in person. Due to the volume of clients we anticipate, we are in need of many volunteers for our screenings. We’re looking for smiling faces to be a part of our in person screening process to help verify information on Angel Tree applications.
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Angel Tree Warehouse
December 2-15
The Angel Tree Toy Sorter works in the Christmas center- lifts, carries, loads and unloads variety of donations that may include furniture, appliances, clothing, etc.- assists with the clean up, lay out, and set up of the warehouse.
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Angel Tree Distribution Day
December 16
Angel Tree Distribution is the last phase of Angel Tree. Clients line up to pick up their gifts and volunteers are responsible for retrieving those gifts in a timely manner and taking them to the client. This volunteer opportunity is for groups only. Groups such as civic groups, church organizations, corporations, and school groups are welcome to sign up. Youth groups are also welcomed but, the children must be accompanied by chaperones.
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Angel Tree Mall Attendant – Assist patrons as they adopt angels and return gifts at CarreFour Mall at Kirby Woods, Wolfchase Galleria Mall, and Oak Court Mall

Volunteer Bell Ringer/Kettle Host – Each year, hundreds of volunteers ring Christmas cheer at at our kettle locations across the city like Walmart, Kroger, and Hobby Lobby. Groups, organizations, and companies can sigh up to man a kettle for the day.
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Homework Helper – Volunteer assists our SCS teacher and help children with homework.

Empowerment Classes – Volunteers assist and facilitate Life Skill classes, teach basic computer skills, and resume writing.

Summer Camp Hope – Volunteers will assist with educational and recreational activities, snack preparation, and arts and crafts.

Volunteer at a Fundraising/Special Event

Collect and donate toiletry items to the Families

Organize your own crowdfunding through our website

Volunteer Coordinator

The Salvation Army
696 Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105-2006
901.543.8586
alicia.rose@uss.salvationarmy.org