More than two million people of all ages volunteered in 2021 to support The Salvation Army in the USA despite the lingering pandemic. The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers like YOU to raise much-needed funds and support the community’s most vulnerable.
The Salvation Army relies heavily on volunteers to fulfill its mission and accomplish all its tasks, especially during the holiday season. Do not miss the chance to volunteer with The Salvation Army. “Be part of something special by helping make a difference in so many lives this holiday season,” General Secretary Major Bobby Jackson said. “We have two types of volunteer opportunities just for you, whether you can give an hour, a morning, or an entire day.”
1. Volunteer as a Bell Ringer – You can raise enough money to feed thirteen people for every hour of volunteer bell ringing. Salvation Army volunteers need to be available from November 1 to December 24, Monday through Saturday. The red kettles collect dollars to support the wide range of services and programs offered during the year. They provide food, shelter, emergency financial assistance, youth programs, and disaster relief.
During the holiday season, The Salvation Army’s red kettles have been a symbol of goodwill for over 125 years. Simply select a location, date, and time on www.RegisterToRing.com. Ring with friends, bring your family, or split your shift with co-workers or your church group! All are welcome.
2. Be An Angel Tree Volunteer - Holiday shoppers can adopt a child or senior through the Angel Tree Program, making Christmas dreams a reality. Volunteers are needed to manage Angel Tree adoption locations, sort gifts, and assist with gift distribution.
Another way to help is to host an Angel Tree in your church or place of business where employees, visitors and customers can participate by adopting one or more Angels.
“The Salvation Army is so thankful for its dedicated volunteers”, said Major Jackson. He added, “It is our hope that everyone will consider volunteering with the Salvation Army this season because we cannot do it without you. Our volunteers are the army behind the Army.”
Visit www.RegistertoRing.com to sign up as a volunteer bell ringer. Go to SalvationArmyFlorida.org/ or call 727-766-1557 for more information about the Angel Tree, to donate, or learn more about how you can support The Salvation Army this Christmas.