VOLUNTEER BELL RINGERS NEEDED! All shifts available on any part of town. Volunteer as an individual! Volunteer as a friend! Volunteer as a company, church or organization! Bell ringing is a fun and rewarding experience! 

The Red Kettle Campaign

The Red Kettle Campaign, the oldest annual charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States, helps raise money for those who need it most in communities nationwide – providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round.  From its humble beginnings as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable outreach efforts in the United States.

On-going volunteer opportunities

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Sign-up to volunteer for Food Distribution!  This event takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8:30am-11:00 am in front of The Social Services entrance located at 910 N. Flores St. This event will be held outdoors in the Social Services Parking Lot so dress comfortably according to the weather. You may park in the parking lot across the street under I-35 or in our largest parking lot in front of the Family Emergency Shelter.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30 am where they will wait for the Food Bank truck to arrive with the delivery of food. They will proceed to unload the truck to distribute food to clients and load into the client’s vehicles.

FOOD PANTRY: The Food Pantry is available every Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm at Social Services located at 910 N Flores St. This is a Great opportunity for groups or individuals. The food pantry needs 120 emergency food bags made every two weeks in preparation for food distribution.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

RING THE BELL (November-December): The Salvation Army is looking for individuals, organizations, or companies to “Ring the Bell” at a Kettle location for a 4 to 6 hours minimum period, an entire day or even the whole kettle season to help raise funds to assist with Christmas programs as well as year-round services.

ANGEL TREE TOY SHOP HELPER (December): Need those in the Holiday Spirit to help set-up/organize/sort/handout THOUSANDS of toys to the parents of kids for a special Christmas.

· Two Weeks Monday thru Saturday, December 7 – 18, 2018

· Location: The San Antonio Event Center 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. San Antonio, TX 78227

· Shifts available 12/7-12/18 from 9:00am – 1:00pm and 12:00pm – 4:00pm NO SUNDAYS

Shifts available 12/18-12/19 from 8:30am – 12:30pm and 12:00pm – 4:00pm

ANGEL TREE MALL STATIONS: Need those willing to help people choose the perfect Angel that they can shop for in the malls, smile, and take the gifts when they are returned so drivers can pick-up later.

· Four Weeks Monday thru Saturday starting Friday, November 9 – December 15, 2018

· Location: North Star Mall 7400 U.S. 281 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

· Shifts available from 10:00am-2:00pm, 1:30pm-5:30pm and 5:00am-9:00pm NO SUNDAYS
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Our volunteers at The Salvation Army live out the verse, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Our volunteers provide much-needed assistance in a variety of areas from social services to office work to character-building activities. If you have a skill or just the heart to serve, The Salvation Army has a place for you.

If you would like to volunteer, we need you and appreciate you.

The Salvation Army offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including

·   Disaster Volunteers 

·   Program and Service Volunteers

·   Christmas Volunteers

·   Advisory Boards and Councils

·   Women’s Auxiliary

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call Amanda Bishop at 210-352-2000 ext 79042 or by email at amanda.bishop@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Why Volunteer?