Disaster Relief Volunteers: The Salvation Army uses trained and credentialed volunteers to provide disaster relief to the community through feeding on canteens (mobile kitchens), distribution of supplies and assisting local emergency management personnel in serving disaster survivors and first responders. Not all disasters are of the large scope witnessed recently with Hurricane Harvey, but it is important to be prepared for all of them. Be ready to mobilize by visiting https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, create a volunteer profile and make your availability for future response made known. Required training courses and locations are listed at http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/.
Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Volunteers: We will provide Christmas gifts to approximately 1500 low to moderate income families through the Angel Tree program. Registration for 2018 begins on October 9th. Click here for schedule, location and qualification details. Volunteers are needed throughout the season to assist with sorting gifts and preparing the Angel Tree warehouse for Distribution Day which will be on December 22, 2018. Click here for Online Volunteer Signup information. Angel Tree gift lists will be available for adoption by November 1 and gifts will need to be delivered back to The Salvation Army warehouse by December 3rd. Instructions on shopping for Angel Tree can be found here. For more information, contact Kim Lerma at email@example.com or 409-763-1691.
Bell Ringers: Black Friday marks the beginning of Kettle Season. You will hear the familiar ringing bells at 33 locations throughout the county through Christmas Eve. Families, Sunday School classes, civic groups and individuals volunteer their time to raise operating funds that keep the local Salvation Army operating year-round. To register as a volunteer bell ringer, contact Holly McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-763-1691.
Yard Maintenance/Landscaping: If you like working outside and making your community beautiful, we have a wonderful opportunity for you! Our Corps at 601 51st Street in Galveston is in need of regular lawn and landscaping maintenance. We can provide the tools if you can provide the talent and man-power.
Community Thanksgiving Feast: We will again serve a community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The World’s Biggest BBQ pit will assist with the turkeys and ham. Volunteer opportunities fill up fast for this event. Click here to explore opportunities and to sign up.
Warehouse/Family Store: We have been blessed with many donations of clothing and household goods that need to be sorted, priced and put out for sale or donation. We need volunteers daily to assist with the processing of these donations.