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volunteerThere are numerous volunteer opportunities available at The Salvation Army, the list below is a sampling of those.

For more information about volunteering, please call Christine Johnson at (804) 591-3826.

Please feel free to download the volunteer application below.

In order to volunteer with The Salvation Army you must complete ALL forms below.

Year round Opportunities:

  • Tutor and mentor youth at our Church Hill Boys & Girls Club.

  • Teach music at our School of Performing Arts. Instructors are needed for keyboard, percussion, brass, guitar and vocal lessons.

  • Teach drama, ballet, tap, hip hop, and interpretative dance at the School of Performing Arts

  • Facilitate and lead programs at the Boys & Girls Club to build self-esteem, develop character and teach life skills to youth.

  • Teach a basic computer skills class, Microsoft Excel, high school math & writing, job search skills and anger management at our Community Education Center in Petersburg.

  • Join our disaster emergency relief team.

  • Serve as a life skills instructor facilitating workshops on money management, anger management and conflict resolution.

  • Host a drive to collect non-perishable food, toiletries or school supplies.

  • Assist with data entry, mailings, and other administrative duties at our downtown Area Command offices.


 Holiday Opportunities:

  • Each Christmas season, volunteers are needed tohelp holiday shoppers select an Angel to adopt at one of our Angel Tree stations in Richmond and Petersburg area shopping malls.

  • Assist in fundraising by ringing the bell or playing Christmas carols on a musical instrument at The Salvation Army kettle. The Red Kettle campaign typically begins in mid-November and runs through Christmas Eve.

  • Bring your tool kit and setup children's bikes at the Christmas distribution center.

  • Get in the spirit by bringing your friends, co-workers or club members to the Christmas distribution center to sort angel tree bags and assist clients with the pickup up the Christmas presents.

  • Love to decorate? Adopt one of our Christmas displays in the distribution center and decorate it to enhance the holiday experience for our volunteers and clients.

  • Host a toy drive at your church, school or club to make an underprivileged child's Christmas more special and memorable.



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