Volunteer

volunteer-banner Volunteering with The Salvation Army

Volunteer opportunities are available through the many programs and services The Salvation Army offers to the community in both Quincy and Hannibal. Some of these opportunities include: answering phones/clerical assistance at Family Services, sorting donations at The Family Store, stocking shelves in the Food Pantry, and serving as an Emergency Disaster Services Team member.  Here is a list of all the volunteer opportunities available at The Salvation Army throughout the year:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)
The Quincy Area Command EDS Team responds to emergencies and disasters in the Quincy and Hannibal areas as needed.  Volunteers are needed to serve meals on the Canteen and assist the community in times of disaster.
Click here to learn more about EDS.

Family Services/Emergency Shelter

A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Family Services Center/Emergency Shelter in Quincy.  Those opportunities include: assistance with the breadline, food pantry and front desk coverage as well as assisting the shelter monitor.  Volunteers are also needed to help with the food pantry in Hannibal.

Family Store

Come help sort and organize donations given to our family stores which support The Salvation Army’s Family Services Center/Emergency Shelter.  Volunteers are needed at both the Quincy and Hannibal Family Stores.

Youth Development/Ministry

Help transport students to the Kroc Center for after-school programs and assist leadership with character building youth programs.  Drivers and Chaperones are needed.  Activities take place at the Kroc Center.

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Sign up online to volunteer.

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

A variety of holiday volunteer opportunities are also available with The Salvation Army.  Those opportunities include bell ringing, helping families shop at Toy Town and serving/delivering meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  A list of holiday volunteer opportunities can be seen below.

Bell Ringing and Adopt–A–Kettle

Each year it takes thousands of hours to cover all of the kettles in the Quincy and Hannibal areas.  By ringing bells during the Red Kettle Campaign, you are helping to raise the funds necessary to provide Christmas food baskets, toys for children and the Thanksgiving and Christmas community dinners to families in need during the holiday season.  These funds also provide programs and services for individuals and families in crisis throughout the year.

Do you have an organization or co-workers who want to help?  It’s a lot of fun to get your friends together to “Adopt-a-Kettle” for an entire day!  Bell-ringing is a great service project for any organization, church or scout group!

Sign up online to ring bells.

Bucket Blitz
Bucket Blitz is sponsored by WGEM and takes place in December outside the Quincy Mall.  Money is collected to help The Salvation Army provide quality programs and services for those in need in our community at Christmas and throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to ring bells!

Christmas Assistance Applications

Families and individuals in need apply for Christmas Baskets and Toy Town each year.  Volunteers are needed to help take these applications in November.

Christmas Baskets
Christmas food baskets are provided for families in need who would like to cook their Christmas dinner at home. Volunteers are needed to help pack the baskets, as well as when baskets are distributed.

Community Dinners
Holiday meals are served on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for anyone who would like to attend. Good food is served accompanied by the good fellowship of those around the table. Transportation is provided for those needing a ride and meals are also delivered to shut-ins.  Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Toy Town
Toys and other donated gifts are set up by age (infant through 16 years-old) so that parents can walk through Toy Town and select new and like-new toys for their children for Christmas.  Volunteers are needed to help families “shop” for toys.

Toy Town Tree
Tags listing toy suggestions are placed on trees at the Quincy Mall, Wal-Mart, and other area businesses. Individuals and groups take tags from the trees, purchase items and return them to The Salvation Army, where they are distributed to families through Toy Town.

For more information or to volunteer contact:
Jeremy Koren
phone: 217-231-5633
e-mail: jeremy_koren@usc.salvationarmy.org