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How can I get involved?

You can be a Shield against hunger, homelessness, and despair by volunteering your time, talents, and resources to support The Salvation Army.

We encourage the entire family to volunteer. Students can earn Community Service hours for school by volunteering! (Youths under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.)  

Volunteering is also a great team building experience for your office or  professional/civic group.

We have a number of volunteer opportunities year-round, including special holiday opportunities, and we are happy to work with your group to design a special volunteer project that suits your needs.

Host a Drive

Food Thousands of children in Hillsborough County live in households of poverty and chronic hunger. These families often must sacrifice nutritious meals for other necessities such as shelter or medical care. Through the compassion of our supporters, we will provide food baskets for thousands of hungry families during the holiday season and beyond. We are happy to send you a list of the most requested grocery items. For more information contact contact Director of Development Pamela Miller at 813-224-9119 or

Toiletries & Linens Each day, approximately 200 homeless men, women, and children call The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command home. We are regularly in need of toiletry items, as well as bed and bath linens. Current needs include: shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, diapers, sunscreen, single sheets and blankets, towels, cleaning products, and paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins). For more information contact contact Director of Development Pamela Miller, 813-224-9119 or

Toys for Angel Tree & Stuff-a-Stocking Programs Each year, thousands of needy children in Hillsborough County receive Christmas gifts (age-appropriate toys, clothing, etc.) through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Families living at or below the poverty level are eligible to register their children for the program. Host a toy drive for children up to age 15, or tell us how many needy children you'd like to "adopt" for Christmas, and we will provide you with Angels including each child's name, age, clothing and shoe sizes, and dream gift. Or stuff stockings for children under the age of 10. For more information, please contact Director of Development Pamela Miller, 813-224-9119 or



Holiday Toyshop - Angel Tree Tag Preparation, Toyshop Set Up, and Gift Distribution Throughout the month of December, The Salvation Army needs hundreds of volunteers to organize Angel Tree gifts and prepare the Holiday Toyshop for the gift distribution to needy families. Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please select your desired day, and let us know if your group would like to volunteer all day or for a particular part of the day.

For more information please call: 813-226-0055.

Ring the Bell at a Red Kettle (through Christmas Eve) Synonymous with the Christmas season, bell ringing has been a Salvation Army tradition since 1895. Red Kettle proceeds help us provide meals, shelter, clothing, and holiday assistance for needy families throughout the year.

The 2013 Red Kettle campaign will begin Nov. 15th at local retailers. There is no bell-ringing on Thanksgiving Day or on Sundays.

We are looking for energetic and compassionate people of all ages to help us throughout the months of November and December. Groups can "adopt" a particular Kettle site by volunteering to ring bells at that site during an established timeframe. You can adopt the site for the entire holiday season, a week, a weekend, a day. Your group members are welcome to wear Salvation Army hats and
T-shirts while they ring
. Signage is provided for all groups that adopt a Kettle site. 

Individuals and groups can easily register to volunteer online at using one of the following links (opportunities have been grouped by geographical area):

For more information please call: 813-226-0055.



If you would like to discuss a donation of funds or goods to The Salvation Army, please contact Director of Development Pamela Miller, 813-224-9119 or



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