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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 stephanie_romett@uss.salvationarmy.org.

If you’re ready to help by Doing The Most Good, fill out our Volunteer Registration Form and send it to Stephanie Romett.

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 (Saturday December 6 from 9am-1pm) and distribution (December 15 – 19 in shifts from 8:30AM-12:30 and 12:30 – 4:30PM). Please contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122.

Christmas Administration:

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:

Thursday November 6, 2014 from 10am-12noon, 1pm-3pm (Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command, 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, 23502)

Saturday November 8, 2014 from 10am-1pm (KROC Community Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, 23504)

Bell Ringers:

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 fund-raiser.

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, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Groups available to man multiple sites are highly desired.

Sign up online here.


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 12. For more information or to sign up to fill some stockings contact Stephanie Romett at 757-543-8100 ext. 64122 or stephanie_romett@uss.salvationarmy.org or Patricia Dudley at patricia_dudley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Angel Tree:

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 a Christmas 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 stephanie_romett@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Volunteer:

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.

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