• Do you ever wonder how you can make a lasting difference in your community?

    The Salvation Army’s work at the Hampton Roads Area Command is greatly enhanced by volunteers. From ringing the bell at Salvation Army kettles during Christmas time to sorting and distributing school supplies during our Write Stuff Campaign, Salvation Army volunteers allow us to function as an agency.

    Citizens of every community, from every walk of life, greatly extend the scope of The Salvation Army’s service. In short, volunteers’ assistance enables The Salvation Army to meet far more needs than it could without their help.

    A variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Some areas of need include administration, housekeeping, food service, disaster services, and building & grounds maintenance. For more information on what you can do to help, contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 106 or [email protected].

    Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

    Christmas Depot:

    We are looking for energetic volunteers who are willing to help in the following areas of our “Christmas Depot” warehouse: setting up (November 30 & December 7 at 9AM) and distribution (December 14 – 21 in shifts from 8AM – 4PM). Please contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 106 or [email protected].

    Administration & Coordination:

    Last year, hundreds of volunteers came out to help us provide a wonderful Christmas experience for over 5,800 local families. If you have a gift for administration, are organized, friendly, and love to be with people… we need you! Duties in the area of data entry, marketing, volunteer training and orientation are available NOW.

    Angel Tree:

    Make Angel Tree Tags, provide support for Angel Tree Mall locations, as well as pick up and delivery of gifts to warehouse.Data entry for processed Angel Tree Applications begin in mid-November. Hours are flexible. Anytime, M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Area Command

    Bell Ringers:

    Volunteers needed daily at each of 45 locations throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, shifts are available Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Groups available to man multiple sites are highly desired.


    Volunteer groups needed to fill over 13,000 Christmas stockings for children ages 6 – 14. Stockings can be picked up immediately and returned no later than December 1.

    Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

    Administrative Volunteer:

    Provide assistance including coordination and production of bulk mailings, answering telephones and data entry.

    Janitorial/Housekeeping Volunteer:

    Assist with various housekeeping duties. Duties include vacuuming, sweeping and dusting.

    Building & Grounds Maintenance Volunteer:

    Volunteers are needed to complete yard work, painting, plumbing, electrical work and other handy-man tasks.

    Food Service Volunteer:

    Volunteers with valid food handling licenses are needed on weekends to help serve meals at our HOPE Center for Men in downtown Norfolk.

    Disaster Services Volunteer:

    We are in the beginning stages of training for teams of volunteers to assist us in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Food service, canteen workers, and skilled labor teams are just a few of the volunteer corps we are looking to build.

    Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

    Energy Share:

    Assist our social services office taking applications from clients in need of heating assistance the months of Jan. – May as funds are available.

    The Write Stuff Volunteer:

    Assist with applications , sort & pack new school supply donations for children in need. Volunteers are needed daily in August.

    E-mail Stephaie Romett for more information about volunteer opportunities.

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 2013

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