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The Salvation Army has changed lives and given hope to countless people throughout Eastern Michigan. But it never does it alone.
At The Salvation Army, we rely heavily on our volunteers to help us Do The Most Good. By volunteering in Eastern Michigan, you'll play a vital role in lifting up the lives of countless people in need. Whether it's providing meals to the hungry, responding to a disaster, or ringing a bell at your local grocery store, there are countless ways to generously volunteer your time to help those in need in Eastern Michigan. We have year-round volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.
During the Christmas season, The Salvation Army has three major volunteer opportunities: Bell ringing, toy shop, and food pantry. To learn more about bell ringing, visit registertoring.com. To learn more about volunteering at your local Corps Community Center's toy shop or food pantry, use the links below to reach your local Corps' website.
If you're looking to volunteer in your community, find and select your local community center below for more information.
Volunteers can either work in the kitchen or on one of our trucks. Learn more about the program by clicking here.
Kitchen: Monday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers will work with Chef Michael Block to make sandwiches that will later be served from the trucks. This is a good team building experience as a friendly competition has been created between each group that volunteers. The most sandwiches made in the 3-hour time period is 1,400. Your team members will create a sandwich making system to ensure you can produce as many sandwiches as possible during your shift.
Arrival: Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. The shift is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Truck: Monday - Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers will serve sandwiches from trucks that travel throughout Detroit's neighborhoods. There are three trucks total that can fit up to four people including the driver. The drivers are assigned by Harbor Light and are usually people who have benefitted from the Bed & Bread program and now give their time back to The Salvation Army and people of Detroit. Once volunteers are divided up and assigned to the trucks, you will begin prepping the meals by creating sack lunches, pouring soup into bowls, and juice into cups. We ask that you commit to the whole shift because the trucks stick to a tight schedule, so they will not be able to leave their course to drop you back off at Harbor Light.
Call 313-361-6136 to schedule a time to volunteer with The Bed & Bread Program. Learn more about the program by clicking here.
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