Volunteers are vital to the work of The Salvation Army. Your valuable skills and fresh perspective will make a difference for our community. Whether it's helping children with their homework, leading beautification projects, or serving holiday meals to the homeless, you help us in ‘Doing the Most Good’ by helping those who are truly in need.

Upcoming Opportunities

Escondido Corps Volunteer Open House: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:00pm-contact Adriana Thiele at [email protected] [email protected]
Chula Vista Corps Volunteer Open House: Friday, October 25, 2019 5:00pm- contact Adriana Thiele at [email protected]
Oceanside Corps Volunteer Open House: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:00pm- contact Karen Roth at [email protected]
Sponsors purchase age appropriate gifts for underprivileged children age 0-12 years in Orange County. The average gift is $15. Sponsors are provided with gender and age specific Angel Tree Tags to shop for. Tags will be available the first week of November.
El Cajon Corps Volunteer Open House: Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:00pm- contact Karen Roth at [email protected]
Anaheim Angels Stadium, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, ca 92806
12/9/2019 - 12/18/2019
Volunteers will help prepare our Toy n Joy Shop (Christmas Warehouse) for 2 distribution days. The PREP volunteers will help sort toys according to age and gender, as well as sort cans to be boxed. Volunteers can sign up to help any time during the day between 9 am - 6 pm. Please communicate the time you will volunteering so the warehouse manager can plan accordingly.
Anaheim Angels Stadium, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, ca 92806
12/19/2019 - 12/20/2019
Toy n Joy Shop Distribution volunteers: Shoppers - be paired up with a client to help shop for their children. Shoppers must be cheerful, friendly and help shop for toys according age and gender of client's children. Replenish toy tables - when tables get low on toys, replenish them and help shoppers move along. Greeters - must be friendly and wish clients a Merry Christmas!
Shift 1: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm
Shift 2: 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Bell Warehouse, 5600 Rickenbacker Rd, Bell, CA 90201
12/11/2018 - 12/22/2018
Have you always wondered what it was like to be one of Santa's elves? Thanks to this great volunteer opportunity now you can experience it firsthand! As a toy sorter volunteer, you'll use your organizational skills and toy knowledge to fulfill our Corps and Community Center toy requests. We'll ask you to come to our Bell Warehouse where you will help label and organize toys into bags to be distributed to deserving children in communities throughout Southern California for Christmas 2018. Toy sorting will be held from 8:30am-3pm from December 11th-22nd. Please contact Pamela Dong if you have any questions about these events: [email protected] / 562-264-3611
The Salvation Army Long Beach Community Center, 3000 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90807
12/18/2018 - 12/19/2018
Walk a mom or dad through our Toy Shop and help them select toys for each of their kids, stocking stuffers, and finally a food box for a Christmas meal. Contact us to sign up for a morning or afternoon shift on December 18 or 19.
San Luis Obispo to San Diego Counties
11/12/2018 - 12/22/2018
We need your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer!
The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. We need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season.
The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year.
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