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Ensuring we can provide 3 meals a day to our residents, and provide lunch to our community daily,

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GET INVOLVED

Volunteers are vital to running all programs at The Salvation Army of La Crosse County. We are grateful to the many individuals and groups who join our organization and donate their time.  

In 2021, The Salvation Army volunteer team was made up of over 215 volunteers who served nearly 12,000 hours.    

Our volunteers assist in serving meals, sorting donations at our Thrift Store, and helping with all things Christmas! 

Our volunteers are so important to our effort of "Doing the Most Good" in the community. We appreciate each volunteer and their time and commitment to loving all.

Individual Sign-Up:

When signing up as an individual you will want to follow this link and fill out an application. Depending on your volunteer location you may be asked to participate in various trainings in addition to undergoing a background check.

Group Sign-up: 

If you are a part of a group that is looking to volunteer with us, please reach out to Willow Pecha, our Community Relations Specialist, at 608-782-6126 ext. 226. Your group will then be scheduled up times and dates that are appropriate for the size of your group. We ask that you have one leader who creates a volunteer profile here. 

Community Service Info:

If you are looking to complete your community service with us, please reach out to Willow Pecha, our Community Relations Specialist, at willow.pecha@usc.salvationarmy.org or 608-782-6126 ext. 226. Before you can start your community service hours, you will need to complete online forms including creating a volunteer profile here and a background check. If you do not have access to a computer or internet we will coordinate with you to help in the process.

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Year Round Opportunities

Thrift Store:
Help receive donations, sort and tag items, and hang clothes on racks. Some volunteers may work in the front of the store organizing shelves (Monday through Saturday).

Reminder that all donations and hours that are spent helping at the Thrift Store go directly back to our shelter.

Volunteer hours are flexible. You can choose when and how long you'd like to volunteer for!

Meal Program:
Help in the kitchen! Help prepare and serve food, as well as clean up afterward. We serve 3 meals a day to our residents and provide lunch every day through our canteen window.

Monthly Distribution: 

The Salvation Army of La Crosse County and Hunger Task Force work together to coordinate a monthly food distribution to the community. We often need volunteers to help prepare the food boxes and volunteers to help distribute them. Follow us on Facebook for updates, as these dates are scheduled about 2 weeks in advance.

 

Seasonal Opportunities

Red Kettle Campaign: 

Ring bells at the familiar Red Kettles! This is our largest annual fundraiser, accounting for 1/3 of our annual budget. Help us raise funds to continue the services and programs we provide to the community, including our emergency shelter, meal program, case management, and so much more. 

Sign up for Bell Ringing at Register to Ring! 

You can sign up as an individual or group! We encourage bringing your talents to the show; singing, dancing, giggling, painting, etc.

We need all the bell-ringing hands we can get!

 

Angel Giving Tree

We need volunteers to help us register families (early October), sort and organize gifts (November-December), and distribute gifts and food baskets on Distribution Day (December 14th)!

Christmas Food Basket Distribution: 

Help us distribute food baskets to families for their Christmas dinner.

 

For more information or to schedule your volunteer shift, please contact Willow at Willow.Pecha@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 608-782-6126. 

 

We are so excited to help you find what interests you the most and how we can enhance our team with your time and talents. 

If you have any other questions, please call or email Willow Pecha, Community Relations Specialist at (608) 782-6126 or willow.pecha@usc.salvationarmy.org for inquiries on all volunteer opportunities. 

If you have interest or ideas in new volunteer opportunities, contact Willow to set up a meeting to discuss. We'd love to offer more volunteer opportunities for those with different ideas and talents!

 

 

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