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. For more information on what you can do to help, contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
This year, we will be taking our Thanksgiving mission on the road. We will be preparing food boxes the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 26. November 27, we will be mobilizing the Thanksgiving feeding. We are looking for volunteers to help pack the food boxes and use their vehicles to take them to the locations we are serving at. Locations will include low income housing, veterans, disability and senior living facilities.
Wednesday November 26, 9AM – 12PM
Thursday November 27, 7AM – 12PM
Christmas Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for energetic volunteers who are willing to help in the following areas of our “Christmas Depot” warehouse: setting up (Saturday, December 6 & Saturday, December 13: 9AM – 1PM) and distribution (December 15 – 19 in shifts from 8:30AM – 12:30PM and 12:30PM – 4:30PM). Please contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122 or email@example.com.
Last year, hundreds of volunteers came out to help us provide a wonderful Christmas experience for over 6,700 local families. If you have a gift for administration, are organized, friendly, and love to be with people… we need you! We are looking for individuals to help us at our Christmas sign up events to help screen and assign appointments at our Christmas depot in mid- December.
The details are:
|9/24/14 (Wednesday)||4:00PM – 7:00PM||B.M. Williams Primary (1100 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, 23320)|
|9/27/14 (Saturday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||Kempsville Christian Church (5424 Parliament Dr., VA Beach, 23462)|
|10/01/14 (Wednesday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)|
|10/02/14 (Thursday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||South Norfolk Baptist (1101 Chesapeake Ave., Chesapeake, 23324)|
|10/07/13 (Tuesday)||4:00PM – 7:00PM||Truitt Elementary School (1100 Holly Ave, Chesapeake, 23324)|
|10/08/14 (Wednesday)||3:00PM – 6:00PM||KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)|
|10/13/14 (Monday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||St. John’s AME (545 E. Bute St., Norfolk, 23504)|
|10/15/14 (Wednesday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||Thalia UMC (4321 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 23452)|
|10/18/14 (Saturday)||10:00AM – 1:00PM||KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)|
The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables The Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to thousands of people during the Christmas season in Hampton Roads and helps Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide. The Red Kettle campaign, first started in San Francisco in 1891, has traditionally been The Salvation Army’s most prominent fundraiser.
Volunteers are needed daily at a variety of locations throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, shifts are available Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM. Groups available to man multiple sites are highly desired.
Volunteer groups are 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 12. For more information or to sign up to fill some stockings contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Patricia Dudley at email@example.com.
You can choose to be a public Angel Tree partner or a Private Angel Tree partner. As a Public Angel Tree Partner you agree to set up a Christmas tree in your public business establishment and display the Angels for employees and/or the general public to adopt. As a Private Angel Tree Partner, you agree to set up an Angel Tree in your private office and display Angels for employees to adopt. For more information on what you can do to help, contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year Round Volunteer Opportunities
Provide assistance including coordination and production of bulk mailings, answering telephones and data entry.
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 continuously 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.
E-mail Stephanie Romett for more information about volunteer opportunities.