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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

Christmas 2020 is coming and we need your help now more than ever!

Based on the increased service we’ve already provided this year due to COVID-19, we are anticipating serving up to 155% more people with Christmas assistance – assuming the resources are available. This includes helping place presents under the tree, putting food on the table, paying bills, and providing shelter for those without a home. Your help as a volunteer and ambassador for The Salvation Army of Livingston County will ensure that we are able to #RescueChristmas and provide HOPE for our neighbors, friends and community members. 

Below you will find an array of opportunities and ways that you can help with out spending a single penny. If you can please help us, help those in need this holiday season because we cannot do it alone. These fun filled days take an Army of people and we are asking you to enlist in love's Army to #RescueChristmas this year!

Bell Ringing

Select your date, location and time all online. Grab your preferred date and location before they are gone.

Sign up HERE starting October 12, 2020

  

Adopt A Family

This new opportunity works with one of our Christmas partners, St. Patrick Catholic Church, and will take place in Brighton at the church. We are in need of volunteers to assist with the distribution of our Adopt-A-Family Christmas. Volunteers will help organize and distribute gifts from donors who have brought Christmas to a Livingston County family in need.

Adopt A Family Dates:

  • Friday, December 11th 12pm-7pm
  • Saturday, December 12th 8:30am-4pm

What volunteers need to know:

  • Volunteers do not have to work all of the days, however are ask to work a minimum of 3.5-4 hours on their selected day/shift
  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and accompanied by an adult
  • ALL Volunteers will be REQUIRED to abide by the COVID regulations

Sign Up HERE to volunteer for Adopt A Family

Christmas Toy Shop Set-Up

Toys, toys, and more toys !! Ever thought about being one of Santa's elves? Here's your opportunity! Setting up the Toy Shop is so much fun. Volunteers help sort, organize, and create the "toy store" for the parents to "shop". Your help in getting this much needed task done is always GREATLY APPRECIATED !  Individuals, groups, organizations and church members are all welcome to join in the FUN !

Toy Shop Set Up Dates:

  • December 1st | 12pm-3pm
  • December 2nd | 12pm-3pm
  • December 3rd | 6pm-8pm
  • December 4th | 10am-12pm

What volunteers need to know:

  • Volunteers do not have to work all of the days, however are ask to work a minimum of 2-3 hours on their selected day
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult
  • ALL Volunteers will be REQUIRED to abide by the COVID regulations

Sign up HERE to volunteer in the toy shop

Toy Shop Distribution

It's time to SHOP !  You are needed to help make families in Livingston County have a little brighter Christmas this year. Volunteers will assist families as they "shop" the toy shop helping them choose the "perfect gift" for each child on their list. We will also need help with restocking tables, distribute food and much, much more ! 

Toy Shop Distribution Dates:

  • December 17th
  • December 18th
  • December 19th
  • December 21st
  • December 22nd
  • December 23rd

All dates have the following shift opportunities: 8:30am-12pm, 11:30am-3pm, 2:30pm-6pm

What volunteers need to know:

  • Volunteers do not have to work all of the days, however are ask to work a minimum of 3 1/2 hours on their selected day
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, due to COVID no children are allowed this year
  • ALL Volunteers will be REQUIRED to abide by the COVID regulations

Sign up HERE to volunteer for toy shop distribution

 

Help promote our volunteer opportunities, Click here to print out and/or download this flier to share with your network!

 

Other Opportunities

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

Office Help

The Salvation Army periodically has a need for individuals to help with administration type tasks: stuffing envelopes, making phone calls, stocking the pantry. If helping around the office is your cup of tea, let us know, we would love to put you on the list!                           Interested volunteers can contact, Darlene Howard for further details.

Panera Pick-Up Volunteer

Volunteer(s) are needed to pick up donations from the Howell Panera located at 3950 E. Grand River, Howell, the Fifth Tuesday (when a fifth Tuesday occurs in the month) at 10:00 p.m..  Containers are provided. We ask that these donations be dropped off at The Salvation Army 503 Lake St., Howell the following morning (Wednesday) before noon.  Interested volunteers can contact, Darlene Howard for further details.

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

Contact Darlene Howard at 517-546-4750 ext 347