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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.

 

Current 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: Weekdays

Time: Breakfast 7:30-8:30a, Dinner 4:30-6:30p

Qualifications: Someone who can commit to a regular basis is preferred. 16 & up only. Volunteers ages 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must possess food handler’s card to work in the kitchen.

Number of volunteers needed: 4 per shift is optimal

*You can contact your local Health & Human Services Department to obtain a Food Handler’s Card, or take the class online: www.virginia.foodhandlerclasses.com

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: 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