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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.



Christmas is our busiest time and a great part of our success is due to the selfless hours worked by volunteers. Because of our volunteers we were able to assist over 2,500 families, and over 9,500 individuals with food and toys last Christmas, with over 47,000 toys distributed!

Here is a list of our Christmas Volunteer Opportunities:

Holiday Community Meals: at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Thanksgiving Meal-Monday, November 19: 11am-2pm
  • Christmas Meal-Friday, December 21: 11am-2pm

Intake: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • October 29-November 16: Monday: 12pm-6pm and Tuesday thru Friday: 930am-330pm
  • Check In and Interview those who may need Christmas Assistance.

 Bell Ringers: visit: www.RegisterToRing.com

Bell Ringer Drivers: November 16-December 24 - Drive bell ringers to kettle locations. 

Money Counting: at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • November 19-December 24: Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm

Mailing: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 3: 9am-12pm
  • For the letters to the Christmas client- tape letters, place labels on letters and place stamps on letters

Gift Card Labels: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 7: 9am-12pm

Adopt-A-Family: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 7: 10am-4pm
    • Assist the Adopt-A-Family Coordinator with sorting the gifts. Must be able to lift.
  • December 11: 1245pm-3pm
    • Check in adopted families, get gifts for the families and help to load gifts in their car.Must be able to lift.

Food Only Distribution: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 12: 9am-2pm
  • Distribute Food Cards to families who are not receiving toys.

Toy Shop: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 13: 1045am-315am or 3pm-730pm
  • December 14: 845am-115pm or 1pm-530pm
  • December 17: 1045am-315am or 3pm-730pm
  • December 18: 845am-115pm or 1pm-530pm
  • Toy and Food Card Distribution

To receive the full Christmas volunteer package contact:

Jon Curtis at either jon_curtis@usc.salvationarmy.org or (517) 482-9715 ext: 208


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 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!

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:  jon_curtis@usc.salvationarmy.org  Phone: (517) 482-9715 ext: 208