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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.

We Need Your Help!

Get involved this Christmas Season! The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to help in a variety of roles; from bell ringers to Toy Shop, Thanksgiving Meal helpers to money counters. No matter your skill set, time available, or background, The Salvation Army needs you this year!

Some of our available Christmastime volunteer opportunities include: 

  • Toy Shop greeting, family escort, and check out
  • Adopt-a-Family donation receiving and sorting
  • Red Kettle Bell Ringers
  • Christmas Community Meal (Dec. 22) set up, greeting, plating, and clean up

For more information or to sign up for one of these opportunities, please contact 

Jon Curtis, Volunteer Coordinator, at, or by calling 517.484.4424 ext. 208.


The Salvation Army Red Kettle History

Red Kettles are a cultural icon of Christmas in the US; But every donation put in a kettle ensures that The Salvation Army can continue to help those in need in the Greater Lansing Area throughout the year.


· Put food on the table for those in need.

· Offer personal needs items like shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, or toothpaste.

· Provide hot meals to those experiencing homelessness and facing food insecurity.

· Allow families to keep the heat and lights on in their home.

· Save a family from being evicted.

· Offer a “Pathway of Hope” for families in crisis or despair, looking to build a better life.

To become a volunteer bell ringer, visit for more information.

Volunteers are the Heart of our Team

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

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.

Provide food to families facing a shortage.

Even the smallest tasks, like helping with office or kitchen work, support our mission and help change lives in our community. We can't do it without you!  

Thank you for helping us make our community a place of hope!

Current Opportunities

Dinner at the SAL | Each Wednesday and Friday, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, we offer a take-out style dinner for our community at the South Corps location at 701 W. Jolly Rd. Volunteers can help prepare food in our kitchen, box food to be given out, serve families when they come to pick up dinner, or help with clean up. The need for nutritious, hot meals is greater now than ever, and with your help we can help keep our community fed. 


Find Your Place to Serve

Contact The Salvation Army Lansing Capital Area Volunteer Coordinator today! 

Email:  Phone: (517) 484-4424 ext. 208