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Volunteering with The Salvation Army
To be effective in today’s society, The Salvation Army needs volunteers as never before. Throughout its history the Army has relied on the skills of its volunteers, not only from among its own members but also from people in the community who support the Army’s goals in seeking to respond to the needs of those who ask for our help.
Much of the Army’s work could not be done without these volunteers. They put in untold hours at our social welfare services, canvas door-to-door during the Red Shield Appeal and sit on Advisory Board across the country. They are also at work in many of our programs, sharing their own life experiences with those we help.
Over 1,800 employee volunteer groups generously give us their time. Vancouver employees helped the Army buy a disaster van. Employees in the east raised funds for the Armyï¿½s Bethany Home for single moms and their babies. CIBC employees raise funds and keep their branches open late for our Red Shield Appeal blitz workers to securely deposit funds. Across the country many service clubs and community organizations raise funds or buy essential equipment to help us do our job more effectively.
You can be a hero by sharing your time, energy and skills with the less fortunate of our society. As a volunteer you will make an investment in your community and you will discover qualities in yourself you perhaps didn’t know you had. You will share the joy and satisfaction which comes from helping people transform their lives through your help as a Salvation Army volunteer.
Please contact the nearest branch of The Salvation Army if you would like a Volunteer Coordinator to talk to you about volunteer opportunities in your community. Here is a list of our offices by division (region):