The rewards of volunteering can be immense for both you as the volunteer and for those on the receiving end. Your kind-hearted donation of time and talents can produce amazing results.
The Salvation Army encourages individuals and groups of all ages to join in the spirit of giving through volunteering. Your volunteer support enables us to utilize our funding to provide services that are designed to meet the needs of our growing communities.
Independent volunteering is a great way to meet new people while helping others, and group projects serve as wonderful team-building activities for established groups or clubs. Those who want to help but who are not able to participate as a volunteer can still help in other ways. For example, if you are not able to participate as a volunteer, why not consider collecting items to donate to one of our many programs. A little help makes a big difference!
Join our Advisory Board: Our advisory board members are local civic, philanthropic business community leaders who are passionate about giving back to their community. They engage, empower and evaluate local programs and services. Advisory board members help us achieve our mission, purpose and objectives through their contribution of work, wealth and wisdom. Click here for more information.
Christmas in July: Christmas in July is just around the corner – July 20 & 21! Need knows no season! That is why we are inviting you to layer on the sunscreen instead of layers of clothes, sport a Santa hat and shorts, make some joyful noise and join the Fight for Good and Do The Most Good for the most people in the most need in our community during our third annual Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign.
Individuals, families, groups and organizations are welcome! 7 Traverse City locations to choose from.: Espresso Bay (downtown), Family Fare (8th St.), Horizon Books, Oleson’s Food Store (Long Lake), Oleson’s Food Store (Hammond), Tom’s Food Market (East Bay), or Tom’s Food Market (West Bay).
Christmas In July: It is not too early to register for the July 20 & 21 Christmas In July Red Kettle Campaign! Register to ring Friday and Saturday between 10am - 6pm at Oleson’s Long Lake and Hammond Rd, Tom’s Food Market East and West Bay, Family Fare 8th St or Espresso Bay and Horizon Books downtown Traverse City.
Community Meals program: The lunch time community meal program runs Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Select a day that works for you and help provide a meal, friendship and fellowship. Food prep 9am - noon or dishwasher/cleanup 11am - 2pm. Select days and times that best fit your schedule.
Community Food Shelf: Assist with unloading and preparing Food Rescue delivery of fresh perishable foods for distribution. Deliveries are generally Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am - 1pm. Select days and times that best fit your schedule.
Receptionist: Our receptionist is the face and voice of The Salvation Army to the individuals and families who turn to us for assistance as well as those who generously support our mission. Main responsibilities include greeting and assisting clients and donors over the phone and in person. Utmost confidentiality is imperative. Hours available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12:30 and/or 12:30-4. Select days and times that best fit your schedule.
Thrift Store Volunteer: Mondays - Saturday between 9am - 6pm. Assist in sorting donations, stocking thrift store, cleaning etc.
Contact Mary Vollink for more information at 231.946.4644.