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.
Child Watch – Volunteers interact and facilitate play with the children while the mothers are in class.
Fitness Class Set-up – Volunteers will set up and clean equipment for our Silver Sneakers exercise class and Zumba classes.
Aquatics Front Desk – Volunteers will assist with check-in and answer phones in the Aquatic’s area.
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.
Angel Tree Phone Bank – Answer incoming calls and sign up potential angel tree clients; gather contact information, number of children, and enter data into a database.
Angel Tree Screeners – Volunteers will verify angel tree client paperwork; income, number of children, and proof of residency. Volunteers will enter information and Christmas wish lists into the database.
Angel Tree Warehouse – Sort donated gifts and fill bags with toys.
Angel Tree Distribution Day – Distribute donated gifts to over 4,000 families from our Angel Tree Warehouse.
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 – Volunteers “ring the bell” for The Salvation Army at area Kroger, Sam’s, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Wolfchase Galleria Mall.
Volunteer at a Fundraising/Special Event
Collect and donate toiletry items to the Families
Organize your own crowdfunding through our website