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Partners in Doing the Most Good

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

There are many different ways to get involved with The Salvation Army. We offer volunteers a chance to change people's lives across a wide range of activities and programs - all the while, being changed themselves. Volunteering opportunities are available Monday - Friday from hours of 8:00am-3:30pm with some occasional Saturdays.

Is there an age requirement for volunteering?

There is not an age requirement but some rules do apply.

  • Anyone age 16-18 must have parent consent
  • Anyone under 16 must have a parent or legal guardian on site during volunteering.

How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteering can be easy, you will need to fill out a volunteer application and a background will need to be done. Once all done a interview will be done to see what your interest and schedule will be.

"...there is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the most people in the most need." - Evangeline Booth.

All of our volunteer opportunities are coordinated locally, where our staff understands exactly how you can be of the most help to most people.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Bell Ringing
Bell ringers are needed to help fill the kettles.  Choose from 17 locations throughout the Greater Wausau Area.  By giving two hours of your time, you can raise $100 or more to help others in our community. If you are interested in volunteering click here 

Food Pantry - The Salvation Army Food Pantry needs volunteers to help stock shelves and assist clients with their shopping during the hours of the food pantry.

Kitchen Assistants -Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve meals and dish washing through our Feeding Program. Lunch is served Monday - Saturday at 11:30am.

Lunch Time Servers - Help our kitchen staff serve the meal they have prepared. We can serve anywhere from 50-150 people per day.

Bread and Produce Giveaway - Volunteers are needed to help unload truck and set tables with the fresh produce and bread for the giveaway. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00am-11:00am

Light Janitorial- Volunteers are need to help keep our bathrooms and hallway clean and stocked.

Administration Assistant - Volunteer needed to help file and enter documents into computer system.

Relief Drivers -Help with driving and doing donation pickups of food. Must have a clean driving record and able to lift 30lbs.


Seasonal Volunteering

Boy Scout Food Drive -Help sort and box the donations the Boy Scouts bring in for the food pantry. This is a Saturday event in April.

Postal Food Drive -Help sort and box the food the postal workers bring in for the food pantry. This is a Saturday event in May.

Coats for Kids -Help sort and hang coats on the racks and help people shop for the right size coats. This is a Friday and Saturday event usually the end of Oct. beginning of Nov.

Interested in volunteering? 

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For more information on volunteering opportunities contact Colleen Hilber at 715-845-4272 ext. 110 or email colleen.hilber@usc.salvationarmy.org