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

Volunteers matter and make a DIFFERENCE in what we do at The Salvation Army of Livingston County.

  • They share the most precious of resources, their time and talents
  • They help make life better for those who are in need 
  • Fruits of their labor make a tangible impact 
  • Their act of kindness and caring is what helps us make the difference in the lives of those we serve 

We cannot do what we do without Volunteers.

Whether you are a long time volunteer or recently joined our team, it's important  to know that  WHAT YOU DO MAKES THIS DIFFERENCE We truly value and appreciates each and every volunteer who gives back by supporting The Salvation Army and our mission.

Toy Shop Set-Up
Looking for a special way to help out this Holiday Season?  They say “many hands make light work.”  The Salvation Army needs your helping hands to help set up our warehouse located at 3600 E. Grand River Ave., Howell for our annual Toy Shop.  Various opportunities await in setting up tables, decorating, putting out toys according to age and gender, etc.  Please take a look at the provided link and sign up for a date that works best for you.  If you should have any questions or need further information, please contact Darlene Howard, Volunteer Coordinator, at 517-295-4347 or Marlena Poff , Toy Shop Coordinator, at 517-295-4346. Sign up here:

Toy Shop Distribution
Here in Livingston County, The Salvation Army partners with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program.  Each year we work together to bring much happiness to families throughout our community.  Our warehouse will be set up like a “Toys R Us” atmosphere where families come to shop for that “special gift”.   MANY volunteers are needed in various positions to make this event a success.  Assisting families while shopping, baggers, restocking, food pantry loaders are just some of the ways you can help.  Please take a look at the link provided to see a date/shift that would work best for you.  This fun-filled event is one you won’t want to miss on your “holiday give back” list.  Please contact Darlene Howard, Volunteer Coordinator, 517-295-4347 or email: if you have any questions or need assistance with signing up. Sign up here: 

Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed!
Our iconic Red Kettle is a staple during the Christmas season. From November 1 - December 31, hundreds of families, school groups, corporate groups, and individuals register to ring for The Salvation Army. This fundraising effort enables us to reach those who would otherwise be forgotten. Volunteer bell ringers have a tremendous impact by helping us serve their local community. We can never have too many bell ringers in Livingston County! Volunteers work in two-hour shifts, typically ringing at a storefront.Go to for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Howard for more information and sign-up at 517-295-4347 or

Emergency Disaster Services
The Salvation Army is one of the nation's largest federally recognized Emergency Disaster Services agencies. However all Salvation Army disaster response services are managed locally.  We recognize the critical importance of being prepared for disasters which means maintaining internal infrastructure and disaster training.  Disaster responses varies from place to place depending on the situation.  Our volunteers are trained to assist with food services, emergency shelter, cleanup, emergency communication, as well as spiritual and emotional care.  In  the case of a long-term disaster, volunteers will also learn restoration and rebuilding, disaster social services, and In-kind management. To be part of the Emergency Disaster Team contact Lt.Robert Leach or Lt Stephanie Leach.

Front Desk Reception Area Volunteer

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is seeking a Volunteer(s) to assist at our Front Desk Reception area.  Basic office skills of answering the telephone, greeting those that come into our building and general office duties is all that is required.

We have a very small office and wonderful staff.  Our basic need would be working during typical office hours Monday thru Friday 9:00am-4:00pm  or any hours you can give during this time (i.e. half days, mornings or afternoons, etc.).

As with our staff, volunteers, and basically anyone coming to The Salvation Army, your health and well-being are important to us.  Our office is prepared with every precaution, sanitizing, social distancing, masks and COVID guidelines necessary during this pandemic and trying time.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please Darlene Howard to let her know what might work best for your schedule.

Panera Pick-Up Volunteer

Volunteer(s) are needed to pick up donations from the Howell Panera located at 3950 E. Grand River, Howell, the third Tuesday and also the fifth Tuesday (when a fifth Tuesday occurs in the month) at 8:45 p.m. Containers for the donations will be provided by The Salvation Army and are available to pick up any time on Tuesday during office hours (9:00 am - 4:00 pm). Once picked up on Tuesday evening, we ask that these donations be dropped off the following morning (Wednesday) at 503 Lake St., Howell before 11:00 am.  Interested volunteers can contact Darlene Howard, Volunteer Coordinator, for further details.

Coat Drive

Volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays to help count, sort and hang up coats. There are two shifts available:

  • 10am-12pm
  • 1pm-3pm

We will need help from now until March 2022. Please contact Darlene Howard for more information and sign-up at 517-295-4347 or


Looking for something more or need more information on any volunteer opportunities?

Contact Darlene Howard at 517-546-4750 ext 347