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Partners in Doing the Most Good

The Salvation Army has changed lives and given hope to countless people throughout the nation. But it never does it alone.

Volunteers are the Heart of our Team.

The service and commitment of our volunteers enable The Salvation Army to:

Provide food to families facing a shortage
Reach out to the elderly and those facing hardship in our communities 
Be a place of love and support for children
Make the holidays a time of joy for those in need
Give hope to those facing disaster

Even the smallest tasks, like helping with office work or ringing bells at Christmas, support our mission and, in the end, help change lives in our community for the better. We couldn't do it without you!  Thank you for helping us make our community a place of hope.

Christmas: give hope

The Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year at The Salvation Army. This special time of the year is when Jackson County shines through an outpouring of love to make sure no one goes without a Christmas. 

It truly takes an entire community to serve over 2,600 with the warmth and hope of Christmas. Check out our volunteer opportunities this Christmas season and contact us today to schedule your church, civic group, family or yourself to help give hope to your neighbor in need! 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

12:30 P.M - 3:30 P.M. (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: CHRISTMAS DECORATING OF CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER

Volunteers are needed to assist The Salvation Army staff with decorating the Corps Community Center for the upcoming Christmas season. (MIN. OF 2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (4 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: CHRISTMAS PARADE PREP

Volunteers are need to help tie flyers to candy canes in preparation for the Christmas parade on Friday, November 16th in downtown Jackson. (MIN. OF 3 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. (4 HOURS)

VOLUNTEER ROLE: PARADE FLOAT ASSEMBLY & DECORATION

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

Volunteers are need to help assemble and decorate The Salvation Army float for the Christmas parade in downtown Jackson on Friday, November 16th. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (4 HOURS)

LOCATION: MEET AT LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201. WILL TRAVEL BY SALVATION ARMY VEHICLE TO AREA BUSINESSES AROUND JACKSON COUNTY.

VOLUNTEER ROLE: STAND DELIVERY TO KETTLE STORE LOCATIONS

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff with the delivery of Red Kettle stands to area businesses in preparation for the start of the Red Kettle Campaign. (MIN. OF 2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (4 HOURS)

VOLUNTEER ROLE: STAND DELIVERY TO KETTLE STORE LOCATIONS

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff with the delivery of Red Kettle stands to area businesses in preparation for the start of the Red Kettle Campaign. (MIN. OF 2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

Does a volunteer opportunity interest you? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rodgers to sign up by calling 517-782-7185 or heather_rodgers@usc.salvationarmy.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. (1.5 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE MICHIGAN THEATRE, 124 N. MECHANIC ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: DECORATE SALVATION ARMY THEMED TREE AT THE MICHIGAN THEATRE

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff with decorating a themed tree at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson. (MINIMUM OF 2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: MEET AT THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201. WILL DRIVE FLOAT TO THE START OF THE PARADE IN DOWNTOWN JACKSON.

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SALVATION ARMY PARADE WALKERS & FLOAT RIDERS

Join The Salvation Army for our Christmas parade float! We need help ringing bells and passing out candy canes and flyers for our upcoming Christmas Movie Night at Michigan Theatre. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: UNLOAD FOOD FROM LOCAL FOOD DRIVE

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff unload 2 semis worth of food from Jackson High School’s Thanksgiving Giving. (MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018

9:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (3 HOURS) AND 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: UNLOAD FOOD FROM LOCAL FOOD DRIVE

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff unload 2 semis worth of food from Jackson High School’s Thanksgiving Giving. (MIN. OF 20 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018

10:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (2 HOURS) AND 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018

9:00 A.M. – NOON (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: JACKSON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution THIS IS A SPECIAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR MEMBERS OF JACKSON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED).

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018

5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

10:00 A.M – NOON (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

10:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (2 HOURS) AND 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

Does a volunteer opportunity interest you? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rodgers to sign up by calling 517-782-7185 or heather_rodgers@usc.salvationarmy.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

10:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (2 HOURS) AND 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: SORT FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018

5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M. (2 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: Sort food, toys and warm clothing

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff sort food, toys and warm clothing for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018

9:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: PREP GYMNASIUM FOR CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots staff by setting up tables & chairs, food boxes, warm clothing station and Santa’s Toy Shop for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018

2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M (3 HOUR SHIFT); 5:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M. (2 HOUR SHIFT); 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (2 HOUR SHIFT)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: PREP, COOK, SERVE AND CLEAN UP CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR SPECIAL RECEPTION

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff with a special donor reception dinner. (MIN. OF 15 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

9:00 A.M. – NOON P.M. (3 HOURS)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: PREP GYMNASIUM FOR CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots volunteers by setting up tables & chairs, food boxes, warm clothing station and Santa’s Toy Shop for Christmas Distribution. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.; 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M.; 12:30 P.M. -3:30 P.M. (FOOD & WARM CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION ONLY)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: DISTRIBUTE FOOD BOXES & WARM CLOTHING. NO TOYS TODAY.

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots to deliver Christmas to our community. Help is needed to distribute food boxes and pass out warm clothing. We have morning and afternoon shifts available. Volunteers are also needed to help cook and serve lunch to our volunteers & staff (MIN. OF 22 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.; 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. AND 12:30 P.M. -3:30 P.M. (FOOD, TOYS & WARM CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: HELP FAMILIES SHOP FOR TOYS & DISTRIBUTE WARM CLOTHING AND FOOD BOXES

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots deliver Christmas to our community. Help is needed to shop with families for toys, distribute food boxes and pass out warm clothing. We have morning and afternoon shifts available. Volunteers are also needed to help cook and serve lunch to our volunteers & staff (MIN. OF 32 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

​​​​​​​Does a volunteer opportunity interest you? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rodgers to sign up by calling 517-782-7185 or heather_rodgers@usc.salvationarmy.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.; 10:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M.; 12:30 P.M. -3:30 P.M. (FOOD, TOY & WARM CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: HELP FAMILIES SHOP FOR TOYS & DISTRIBUTE WARM CLOTHING AND FOOD BOXES

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots deliver Christmas to our community. Help is needed to shop with families for toys, distribute food boxes and pass out warm clothing. We have morning and afternoon shifts available. Volunteers are also needed to help cook and serve lunch to our volunteers & staff (MIN. OF 32 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. (FOOD, TOYS AND WARM CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION); 1:00 P.M.; 3:00 P.M. –(CLEAN-UP GYM)

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: HELP FAMILIES SHOP FOR TOYS & DISTRIBUTE WARM CLOTHING AND FOOD BOXES. AFTERNOON CLEAN UP OF GYMNASIUM.

Volunteers are need to help assist The Salvation Army staff and Toys for Tots deliver Christmas to our community. Help is needed to shop with families for toys, distribute food boxes and pass out warm clothing in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help cook and serve lunch to our volunteers & staff. Afternoon volunteers are needed to help clean up the gymnasium from the distribution. (MIN. OF 27 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. CLEAN- UP /TAKE DOWN OF CHRISTMAS

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: HELP CLEAN UP GYMNASIUM FROM CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION AND RETURN CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER TO NORMAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Volunteers are needed to help assist The Salvation Army staff clean up the gymnasium from the Christmas distribution and return The Salvation Army Corps Community Center to its regular business operations. (MIN. OF 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2018

9:00 A.M. – NOON - CLEAN- UP /TAKE DOWN OF CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION

LOCATION: THE SALVATION ARMY, 806 E. PEARL ST. JACKSON, MI 49201

VOLUNTEER ROLE: HELP CLEAN UP GYMNASIUM FROM CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION AND RETURN CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER TO NORMAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Volunteers are needed to help assist The Salvation Army staff clean up the gymnasium from the Christmas distribution and return The Salvation Army Corps Community Center to its regular business operations. (MIN. OF 5 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

​​​​​​​Does a volunteer opportunity interest you? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rodgers to sign up by calling 517-782-7185 or heather_rodgers@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Find Your Place to Serve

Click the link below for a list of current volunteer needs and to apply online. 
Questions? Contact us at the Corps!  Email: wmijackson@usc.salvationarmy.org  Phone: (517) 782-7185.

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