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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.

Volunteers are important and vital to fulfilling our mission and vision for the Downriver community. Thank you for all you do to help us accomplish much in our community.

The following are our current volunteer opportunities:

Christmas Bellringing

Volunteer Bellringers are a critical part of The Salvation Army's success. We can always use your help. Click here to get registered to bellring.


Volunteer duties include assisting office personnel answer  phones, file, shred, and general office duties.  Hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Food Pantry 

Volunteer duties include stocking pantry, packing groceries for clients and checking food expiration dates.


Volunteers help maintain the building through housekeeping chores, helping with fundraising events such as the Food Drive, moving foods from garage to food pantry and doing exterior maintenance chores such as keeping parking lots and building clean and presentable to visitors.

Meal Share

Volunteers work with a team to serve meals to people.  Volunteer jobs include cooking, washing dishes, serving meals on trays, and clean-up.

Christmas Help

Volunteers assist social services in registration for low income families to receive toys and food for their families at Christmas time.  Volunteers also assist social services in the Toy Shop for families to choose toys for their children.

Nursing Home Visits

We visit 18 local nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and group homes every Christmas & Easter.  We provide the residents with The Salvation Army War Cry magazines & small gifts.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Major Heidi Reed – heidi.reed@usc.salvationarmy.org or 734-282-0930 ext. 103.

For more information on volunteering with us, click here or contact our office at 734-282-0930.