There 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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
- 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.