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For more information contact Gail Stark at

(727) 550-8080 ext 332 or email at:

Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org

View the PDF of our Christmas/Thanksgiving Volunteer Brochure to see specific times and locations.

Downloadable Volunteer applications are available at the bottom of this page.

 

 

"Volunteers Don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they are priceless.
(Sherry Anderson)

Downloadable Volunteer applications are available at the bottom of this page.

We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, contact Gail Stark  via email: Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org or call:
(727) 550-8080 ext 332 to see how you can get involved.

Since its beginning, volunteers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Salvation Army to provide help for the poor and downtrodden and those affected by natural disasters. In fact, the name "The Salvation Army" came about in 1878 when William Booth adapted it from a phrase he read in a report that described the organization as a "volunteer army." Often referred to as "the army behind The Army," volunteers play a crucial role in the Salvation Army's ability to provide quality social services to the local community.

CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Sallie House
Sallie House is designed to be a safe haven for children ages 6-13 years who have been removed from their home because of abuse, neglect, abandonment or any situation that causes the home to be unsafe from the child.  It is the only emergency shelter in Pinellas County for young children.  Volunteers are needed to assist staff in helping the children with homework, playing and reading, accompanying the children on outings, helping them get ready for bed, etc. 

Children's Village
Children's Village is designed for children in foster care, with special emphasis on keeping brothers and sisters together.  Each home serves six children ranging in age from birth to 18 years. 

Tutors
Both the Sallie House and the Children's Village need tutors to help the children get caught up on subjects such as reading, math and life skills. 

RED SHIELD LODGE HOMELESS SHELTER
The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge serves men, women and children in a 112 bed emergency shelter. Volunteers can help with the single mother and children's Family Unit as tutors, activity coordinators, life skills facilitators and support groups for the Mothers.  Baked goods, parties and special events welcomed!

Volunteer Drives for the Shelter:

  • Adult Toiletry Kits:  soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, comb, brush, hair accessories, feminine hygiene products, manicure set, deodorant, disposable razors.
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.
  • Children and infants:  disposable diapers, pull-ups, bottles, pacifier,  baby food and formula, clothing, pajamas, toys, car seat, stroller, high chair.
  • General supplies:  sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths, school supplies
  • Donations:  6 small televisions with VCR units for Family Unit;  monetary donations.
  • Food:  Canned foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, paper plates - cups- napkins;  plastic cutlery, baked goods, dry goods, bread, etc.

ONE-STOP RESOURCE AND OUTREACH CENTER:
A collection of established not-for-profit, governmental and faith-based service providers that have come together, under one roof, to provide programs and services targeting to prevent new homelessness and increase service availability. The One-Stop welcomes gifts of time, talent and treasures from groups and individuals who wish to support our work.  Open 9 AM - 4 PM Monday through Friday.

EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES
Response and recovery services include, but are not limited to:  mobile feeding, congregate feeding, distribution centers, spiritual counseling and financial assistance.  Needs are in national and international locations.  Local volunteers are needed to respond to multiple alarm fires to provide assistance to city and county responders and to assist with local disaster recovery.

GENERAL & GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Drives:  Coordinate community drives for critical items needed for Salvation Army programs.  These hours count as volunteer hours.

  • Landscaping and yard work.

  • Garden Guru to work with residents on their Florida garden, growing healthy vegetables for our kitchen.

  • Painting and Maintenance projects.

  • Donate and serve meals to shelter residents.

  • Provide programs for life skills, holidays, entertainment, and growth for our Family Unit and adult shelter residents.

  • We are open to other suggestions and ideas for volunteer opportunities!

For more information about volunteer opportunities
Call Gail Stark at The Salvation Army ext 332 or email her at: Gail_Stark@uss.salvationarmy.org

 







 


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