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Volunteer Opportunities

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There are many ways throughout the year that you can help The Salvation Army and the people of Montgomery County.

Why Volunteer?
The Salvation Army is doing the most good in Montgomery County through various programs and social services that meet the needs of families all the way from Germantown to Bethesda. Our facility located in Germantown is made up of a church, classrooms, offices, large meeting rooms, and a gymnasium. Programs for young people, adults and senior citizens are held throughout the week and people who are in need can receive assistance with heating and utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, food, clothing, and holiday assistance including Thanksgiving food baskets and Christmas toys. But The Salvation Army could not provide all this help without the assistance of volunteers like you.
Visiting Nursing Homes
The Salvation Army has a League of Mercy program that travels to area nursing homes to visit shut ins who are unable to venture out on their own. League of Mercy meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at noon. We welcome you to join us in visiting with the nursing homes to share a smile and a hug with someone.
After School Care
The Salvation Army runs an after school program for children from different local elementary schools. We need volunteers to help tutor the children, play games and teach arts and crafts and other fun activities. The after school program runs Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00PM
Summer Day Camp
The Salvation Army runs a summer day camp program for children from six to 14. The camp runs for 10 weeks in the summer from 8:00AM-6:00PM and we need volunteers to help with games and activities as well as chaperone field trips to area attractions.
General Cleaning
We are always in need of people who are willing to volunteer their time to help clean our facility and grounds. If you are looking to help in a tangible way that will improve The Salvation Army facility we welcome your help.

Christmas Angel Tree
Every year The Salvation Army assists hundreds of needy families to provide toys and clothes for children at Christmas time. We need help manning Angel Tree tables at local area shopping centers and picking up, sorting and packing donated toys. We also need volunteers to assist with the distribution of the donated items to the family on our ?Toy Shop Distribution? day.
Red Kettles
The Salvation Army has become a permanent fixture at Christmas time with the bell ringer standing by a red kettle outside area retail outlets. We need volunteers to stand at the red kettle and ring the bell to encourage generous donors to give during our most important fund raising time of the year.

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