The Salvation Army is able to assist thousands of community members every year because of the hundreds of volunteers that are willing to give of their time and resources to assist others. The ways to be a part of The Salvation Army are as diverse as the communities served. Opportunities are available for anyone or any group. Volunteer opportunities can be found by clicking on the link below, but can also be created by speaking with office. You can reach us by phone at (417)862-5509 ext. 116.
November 11 – December 24 – Volunteers are needed to ring bells at the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles. Many locations are available across the Ozarks. To sing-up please visit www.registertoring.com or call 417-862-5509 ext. 144.
November 25 & 26 – Youngblood Auto Group is holding a toy drive for The Salvation Army and we need volunteers from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, both days at Youngblood.
December 16 & 19 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm–Volunteers are needed to assist with the sorting and packing of the food and the setup for the Family Distribution Event.
December 20 & 21 – 8:30 am – 7:00 pm–Volunteers are needed to assist with our Family Distribution Event. Volunteers are needed from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Please note we do not allow anyone under 16 to volunteer during these two days.
Other Volunteer Opportunities include:
Front Line Feeding
Assist with serving lunch at our men’s shelter including cooking, serving, washing dishes, and clearing tables.
Help with data intake, greeting clients, stocking shelves, packing bags and inventory food.
Sort and hang clothing, price items and stock shelves.
Assist with various seasonal programs including back-to-school and Christmas. These activities include BELLRINGING, packing school supplies, etc.
Extreme Cold Weather Shelter
Volunteer as a monitor for our extreme weather shelter during extreme cold and winter weather.
Assist with the pick-up of various donations of food items from local businesses.
Help sort and pack food from various food drives throughout the year.
Monitor the front desk at one of our two shelter programs. Answer phones &check building regularly.
Become a trained disaster volunteer that is ready to assist with disasters occur around the country.
Our administrative offices have many opportunities to volunteer including maintenance assistance, kitchen assistance, data entry, as needed receptionist, social service in-take, filing and seasonal event assistance.
If you have a large group who would like a special project, call our office to discuss additional opportunities.
We are excited to have you be a part of The Salvation Army, because only when we work together can we do the most good.