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

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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. 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. 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 & Saturday, December 13, 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 or stephanie_romett@uss.salvationarmy.org.

    Christmas Administration:

    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! We are looking for individuals to help us at our Christmas Assistance sign up events.

    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. – 6 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.

    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.

    Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities


    This year we will be taking our Thanksgiving mission on the road. We will be preparing and packing food boxes and taking them into the community the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday November 26. 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.

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

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 2013

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