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. If you’re ready to help by Doing The Most Good, fill out our Volunteer Registration Form and send it to salarmyhrvolunteer@gmail.com.

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

Soup Kitchen Serving & Clean-Up

We need volunteers to assist serving dinner in our Soup Kitchen Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. All volunteers who assist in the kitchen must have their food handler’s card. Those who do not have their card can assist in cleaning up around the kitchen during and after the meal.

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (ongoing)

Time: 4:30-6:30p

Qualifications: Someone who can commit to a regular basis is preferred. No one under the age of 16. Must possess food handler’s card to work in the kitchen.

Number of volunteers needed: 4 per shift is optimal

 

Food Pantry Assistance

Assist in sorting and packaging donations from Food Lion and Panera to distribute through our Food Pantry.

Dates:   Monday-Friday

Times: Monday 9:00a-Noon (Food Lion & Panera)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30a-Noon (Food Lion only)

Thursday 10a-11a (Food Lion & Panera)

Qualifications: Volunteers high school and older. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

 

Food Pantry Filing Assistant

Work with our Social Services staff to keep our weekly filing up-to-date. We also have ongoing resorting and old file purging activities.

Date: Thursday

Time: 9a-Noon

Qualifications: Volunteers 18 & over only. Volunteers with organization and filing experience preferred.

Number of volunteers needed: 1

 

H.O.P.E. Village – House Cleaning

We are looking for volunteers to be on call to help us clean and prepare housing units for a new families. Usually would receive about a week’s notice.

Date: On going, would need to be on call

Time: 9a-3p (flexible within these hours)

Qualifications: Youth volunteers are welcome but must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Number of volunteers needed: 4-5

 

Kroc Center: Homework Help

Assist elementary school students with their homework as part of structured after-school program.

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 3:00-4:30p

Qualifications: 16 & up only. Volunteers between the ages of 16 & 17 must have signed consent from their parent to volunteer unsupervised. All volunteers must undergo a background check and take Safe from Harm training before volunteering. Must be able to commit to 3 months.

Number of volunteers needed: 3-6 per evening

 

Kroc Center: Teen Room Assistant

Work with staff member to supervise overall activities and behavior of teens who utilize the teen space. Play video games, board games and participate in general fellowship with teenage visitors to the center. Assist with homework if teens request help.

Days: Monday-Friday 3:00-4:30p, Saturday & Sunday 2:00-6:00p

Hours will vary seasonally.

Qualifications: 18 & over. All volunteers must undergo a background check and take Safe from Harm training before volunteering. Must be able to commit to 3 months.

Number of volunteers needed: 1 per shift

 

Kroc Center: Tween Room Assistant

Work with staff member to supervise overall activities and behavior of tweens (age 7-12) who utilize the tween space. Play video games, board games and participate in general fellowship with young visitors to the center. Assist with homework, as needed.

Days: Monday-Friday 4:45-8:15p, Saturday 9:00a-1:00p Hours will vary seasonally.

Qualifications: 16 & up only. Volunteers between the ages of 16 & 17 must have signed consent from their parent to volunteer unsupervised. All volunteers must undergo a background check and take Safe from Harm training before volunteering. Must be able to commit to 3 months.

Number of volunteers needed: 1 per shift