Whether ringing bells, responding to a disaster or serving food to the hungry, volunteers are valuable in The Salvation Army's efforts to help those in greatest need in the Omaha metro.
By giving their time and sharing their skills, volunteers make significant contributions to society every day. Their positive influence changes lives, uplifts families and strengthens our community.
Questions? Please contact our volunteer coordinator at 402-898-6000.
Giving just two hours of your time to make a direct impact on local Salvation Army programs.
Having a bell ringer at a kettle can mean more money raised to help those in need in your community. Bell ringing season begins in mid-November and continues Monday through Saturday until Christmas Eve, so the impact of bell ringing is felt during a time of love, joy and peace.
And to show our appreciation to volunteer bell ringers, you will be entered to win special prizes as part of our Ringer Rewards program, including the Borsheims Big Ring! Learn more.
Each Winter Night Watch shift is approximately three hours. Volunteers should arrive at The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services building, located at 10629 Burt Circle, at 5:30 p.m. to assist with food prep prior to the 6 p.m. departure. A driver and three additional volunteers are needed for each of our mobile distribution units to assist with the distribution of the meals and cold weather items at each location. Volunteers must be able to list 20 pounds and stand for 40 minutes at a time.
Drivers must be qualified and approved by The Salvation Army in order to drive our vehicles. You must complete an MVR form and complete a one-hour driver course. Call 402-898-5936 to inquire about qualifying as a driver.
Due to the sensitive nature of this program, we ask that all volunteers be over the age of 18. Youth ages 14-18 can participate if they accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. The parent/guardian must sign up for a volunteer slot as well.
If the shift is canceled because of inclement weather, The Salvation Army will contact volunteers by phone as soon as the determination is made to cancel.
If all shifts are filled and you wish to be added to a substitute list, please call 402-898-5894. Substitute volunteers may be contacted on the day they are needed.