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The Salvation Army - Cedar Rapids, IA

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Christmas

    Christmas Registration Volunteer

  • Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Bell Ringer for Christmas Kettle campaign

  • Christmas Kettle Driver

    Transport Bell ringers and kettles to and from retail sites for Kettle Campaign

  • Community Events

    Special Dinners, neighborhood events help as needed

  • Concessions

    Youth Basketball Concession worker

  • Donation Collections

    Retrieves food donations for food pantry distribution from local restaurants and businesses as scheduled daily.

  • Emergency Disaster Services

    Volunteers are needed to assist handing out snacks and hydration from our canteen.Drivers are also needed but must complete paperwork and be approved through our divisional headquarters.

  • Janitorial Assistant

    Help staff with building cleaning and maintenance as directed.

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Help prepare food and site for breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday, cleanup for same.  Special dinners prep and cleanup as needed.

  • League of Mercy

    Group that travels to local Care Centers to visit residents and provide gifts at holidays

  • Men's Ministries
  • Mobile Feeding

    Assemble Sandwiches on Friday afternoon for Saturday delivery

    Canteen Runs staffing vehicle to deliver Saturday meals

  • Office Assistant

    Reception Desk, answer phones and greet public for asssitance

  • Pathway of Hope/Food Pantry

    Volunteers will be trained by either Amy Stano or Susanne Hoppes on food pantry procedures upon arrival of designated shift. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.  If you have further questions please feel free to contact Lindsay Hand, Director of Social Services at 319-364-9131, ext. 102.

  • Red Shield Garden Project

    Working on Linn County Lot across from Corps office to create, plant, maintain and harvest community garden plot.

  • Warehouse Assistant

    Warehouse work maintaining food pantry supplies, client goods, as needed

     

  • Women's Ministries

    In any corps there may be all or some of the following groups which are known collectively as Women's Ministries.

    A Fourfold group is typically the Home League program, but may operate under another name.  A fourfold group meets weekly for a minimum of 44 weeks a year and has a balanced program of worship, service, and education.

    Focus groups are formed in response to specific needs or interests.

    Outreach groups are intended as short-term groups or initiatives to reach women and do not maintain memberships.  An outreach group may evolve into a focus group.

  • Youth Basketball Scorekeeper

    Volunteer to keep score for Youth Basketball games.

  • Youth Church Services

    The Army's youth programs seek to expose kids to cultural, educational, recreational, emotional and social growth opportunities.


Christmas

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Christmas Dinner

On Thursday, December 18th, 2014 from 10:45am-1:30pm,  volunteers are needed to assist with greeting and seating guests, serving dinner, filling and refill drinks and cleanup after the dinner. We ask that volunteers stay till all cleanups are finished. Volunteers will need to park one block from the building to allow guests a shorter walking distance.

This activity will be located in the kitchen/gymnasium of our building at 1000 C Ave NW.

The contact for this activity is Candie Edmonds. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/18/2014 12/18/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Christmas Dinner Set Up

Volunteers needed to assist with preparing for our Annual Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 12/17 from 3-5pm. We will set up and decorate tables, wrap silverware, prep food for the following days meal, and other preparation as needed. Some clean-up is required.

This activity will be located in the kitchen/gymnasium of our building at 1000 C Ave NW.

The contact for this activity is Candie Edmonds. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/17/2014 12/17/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Food Box Distribution (Heavy Lifting)

Volunteers are needed to assist in last minute packing of fresh items and frozen meats for our Holiday Food Boxes. Volunteers will be responsible for assembly and also loading items into our vehicles. Some volunteers may also assist with checking in vehicles as they arrive. This event is for food ONLY, toys will be loaded a different day. Volunteers must be able to lift upward of 40 lbs to participate in this activity.

Please dress warm for outside work.  Location: Hawkeye Downs- 4400 6th St SW.

The contact for this activity is Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/9/2014 12/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee 1st Ave NE

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Collins Rd NE

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Edgewood Rd NE

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Marion

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Mt. Vernon Rd SE

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Oakland Rd NE

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Holiday Food Drive: Hy-Vee Wilson Ave

Visit with customers and encourage them to make a donation to support our holiday food drive. The funds and food collected goes towards our holiday food boxes. In 2013, these were distributed to 1,274 households.

This opportunity is located inside the store, so it is ideal for anyone who can't stand outdoors in the cooler temperatures. Information to distribute about donating money will be provided at the store alongside a display.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107 or at kristen_weaverling@usc.salvationarmy.org.

11/6/2014 11/9/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Kettle Driver

Kettle Drivers are needed to assist with the success of our kettle season! Drivers are responsible for taking paid staff to and from kettle sites & placing kettles on the stands so that they are ready for the volunteer bell ringers. Drivers are also responsible for returning kettles to The Salvation Army.

There are three routes, a driver is needed for each route. Drivers must be approved by The Salvation Army Headquarters. Paperwork must be submitted and approved before you may do this activity. This is a great way to get involved this year while staying warm! Please contact the office for further information at 319-364-9131 and ask for Donnell Hoppes.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toy Box Blitz

Volunteers are needed to for help distributing Toys for Tots boxes to area businesses. One volunteer will drive while the other helps unload the boxes. A list of businesses, addresses and quantities will be provided.

Volunteers responsible for driving will need to be approved to drive our vehicles and should dress for the weather since this will be an outdoor event.

We will meet at 1000 C Ave NW for this activity. The contact for this event is Major Barb Logan.

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

10/31/2014 10/31/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toy Shop Setup

Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the toys for our Toys for Tots Distribution Event. Volunteers will help distribute items to tables in the appropriate age ranges.

The event is indoors, however it is a warehouse setting and the doors will frequently be open so please dress accordingly. This event is at Hawkeye Downs- 4400 6th St. SW.

The contact for this activity will be Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/9/2014 12/9/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Toys for Tots KGAN Toy Drive

Toys will be collected at KGAN on December 4th.  Volunteers will assist with accepting Toy Donations for our Toys For Tots program. Please Dress for the weather, this is an outside activity.  Toys collected will be added to the toys being collected throughout the community for our Toys For Tots Program. Toys will be distributed to registered participants the very next week at a separate location.  For more details about the Toys For Tots Program, or to find other drop off locations, please go to our local website at tsacedarrapids.org.

Again, this activity will be located at KGAN: 600 Old Marion RD NE.

The contact for this project is Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about the volunteer process, or need help getting signed-up, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/4/2014 12/4/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toys for Tots Registration- Check-In

Volunteers are needed to check-in client's at our registration event for Toys for Tots. This registration table will be responsible for the following: Checking to see if participants have the proper identification and proof of income, and explaining what they can do if any information is missing. If the participant has all of their information, the volunteer will give them a number that will be called when the data entry volunteer is ready for them. No computer experience is needed for this activity.

This activity will take place in the gymnasium at The Salvation Army at 1000 C Ave NW.

The contact for this activity is Major Barb Logan. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

10/27/2014 11/12/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Toys for Tots Registration- Data

Volunteers are needed to enter personal information from clients registering for the Toys for Tots program. This activity will require basic computer skills and knowledge of excel documents. You will be responsible for filing out a pick-up form for the clients; and explaining to them how to pick up their toys and/or food on the day of our distribution event.

There is a required training for this opportunity. Two trainings will be offered: 10/15 at 10am and 10/16 at 3pm. Please make sure to sign-up for one of these as well under "Christmas Registration Training." If you can not make one of these times, we can arrange a one-on-one at a later date.

This activity will take place in the gymnasium at The Salvation Army at 1000 C Ave NW.

The contact for this activity is Major Barb Logan. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

10/27/2014 11/12/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Toys for Tots Teardown

Volunteers are needed to assist with organizing the remaining items and loading them into our trucks; as well as tearing down tables among other miscellaneous tasks.

Please dress warm for outside-warehouse climate work. Location: Hawkeye Downs- 4400 6th St SW.

The contact for this activity is Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/11/2014 12/11/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toys for Tots- Toy Drop Off

Volunteers are needed on 12/5 to help with collecting toy donations from the local businesses for our Toys for Tots program. The toys will then be taken into our warehouse and preliminarily sorted for future events.

This event will be located at Midwest 3PL 308 29th St NE Cedar Rapids, IA. Please dress appropriately for a warehouse climate as it will be chilly.

The contact for this activity is Michele Matt. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/5/2014 12/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toys for Tots- Toy Shop Sorting

Volunteers are needed on 11/25 to help with sorting/organizing the toys bought in bulk as well as the left over from last year for our Toys for Tots program.

This event will be located at Midwest 3PL 308 29th St NE Cedar Rapids, IA. Please dress appropriately for a warehouse climate as it will be chilly.

The contact for this activity is Michele Matt. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

11/25/2014 12/6/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Toys for Tots-Toy & Food Loading

Volunteers are needed to assist in last minute packing of fresh items and frozen meats for our Holiday Food Boxes. Volunteers will also assist in loading the food and toys into the client vehicles.  Volunteers must be able to lift upward of 40 lbs to participate in this activity.

Please dress warm for outside work.  Location: Hawkeye Downs- 4400 6th St SW.

The contact for this activity is Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

 

12/10/2014 12/11/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Toys for Tots-Toy Shop Distribution

Volunteers will assist families in need with picking out their toys, packing them up and refilling tables with toys for the Toys for Tots program.

This event is located at Hawkeye Downs- 4400 6th St. SW. Please dress appropriately for a warehouse climate as it will be quite chilly with the doors open. A light snack and beverages will be provided.

The contact for this activity is Lia Pontarelli. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

12/10/2014 12/11/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Christmas Kettle Campaign

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Hiawatha Fareway Store

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Marion Fareway Store

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Marion Hy-Vee

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Marion Wal-Mart Supercenter-Grocery Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Marion Wal-Mart Supercenter-Merchandise Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hobby Lobby

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hy-Vee 1st Ave

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hy-Vee Collins RD

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hy-Vee Edgewood RD Grocery Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hy-Vee Edgewood RD Pharmacy Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Hy-Vee Oakland RD

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Sam's Club-Blairs Ferry RD

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Theisen's Home Farm Auto-51st Street

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Wal-Mart Supercenter-Grocery Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NE Wal-Mart Supercenter-Merchandise Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
NW Hy-Vee- Johnson Ave

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SE Hy-Vee Mt. Vernon RD

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SE Newbo City Market-3rd Street

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/20/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SW Fareway Store- 16th Ave

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SW Hy-Vee Wilson Ave

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SW Theisen's Home Farm Auto (16th Ave SW)

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/13/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SW Wal-Mart Supercenter-Grocery Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
SW Wal-Mart Supercenter-Merchandise Door

Help make a lasting contribution to Linn County area residents by volunteering to ring bells and raise funds. Greet Holiday Shoppers and Help Spread Christmas Cheer while accepting donations in our famous Red Kettles. The money raised stays in our community, supporting Youth Activities, Food pantry, Emergency Disaster Services,Families in Need, Sending Kids to Camp and so much more.

When you arrive at the kettle site, there will be a kettle, bell, and apron. Put on the apron, grab the bell and have a great time. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.! Sing Songs. Dress Warmly though, it gets cold out there! At the end of your shift you simply remove the apron place the bell in the pocket and clip it to the stand or fold and place on the kettle. The kettles are locked in position so you do not need to wait for a relief person or for a kettle driver. Simply leave when your shift ends.

11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Community Events

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Cans Film Festival

On Saturday, December 6th, volunteers are needed to help with one of our largest canned food drives of the year. Volunteers are needed to help with the lifting, carrying, and loading of donated cans from donor vehicles. Please dress warmly for the weather as this activity will require some time outdoors.You will be provided with a volunteer apron to identify you as part of the food drive team.

This activity will take place at Wehrenberg Theaters-5340 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids 52402.

The contact for this activity is Candie Edmonds. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107.

12/6/2014 12/6/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Thanksgiving Dinner Prep and Set Up

Volunteers are needed to help set-up for for the Thanksgiving meal on 11/24 & 11/25 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Duties include helping to de-bone the Turkeys and placing them into roaster pans to be ready for the meal. Volunteers will need to stand for long periods of time to complete the task.

Please dress appropriately for kitchen work (ie) long pants and close-toed shoes.

This activity will  take place at the kitchen in The Salvation Army-1000 C AVE NW

The contact for this project will be Candie Edmonds. For questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9132.

11/24/2014 11/25/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Trunk or Treat 2014

We are in need of 15 volunteers to help with our annual Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 28th from 3-6pm. The event will be located here at our building- 1000 C Ave NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

This activity will entail passing our candy to participants from the back of our vehicles in the parking lot and other general assistance to ensure the event runs smoothly. Additionally, we will need helpers to lead other activities such as our bouncy house, story-time, bean bag toss, bobbing for apples, craft time, and cookie decorating. We will also need help with set-up and tear down.

You are welcome to wear a costume so long as it is appropriate for a family-friendly event.

The contact for this activity is Matt Darrow and he can be reached at 319-360-7615 for any questions the day of the event.

If you have any questions prior to the event or in regard to the sign-up process, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131.

10/28/2014 10/28/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

Mobile Feeding

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Sandwich Prep

Each Friday, we need volunteers to prepare approximately 40-60 sandwiches for our mobile feeding program which delivers food to the community each Saturday morning. This project can be done alone, or in a small group of no more than three people. Volunteers will spend around 30 minutes to an hour preparing the sandwiches needed for distribution.

Please note: While the shift time listed begins at 2:30, you're welcome to complete the activity any time between 2:30 and 4:30pm (our offices close at 4:30). If you plan on coming in a bit later, simply shoot me a call or email so we can be prepared for you at the later time. If you choose to come in a bit later, please reserve the shift listed under the 2:30 time we don't double book anyone.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with our mobile feeding project. For any questions, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107.

10/31/2014 1/30/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international
movement, is an evangelical part of the
universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible.
Its ministry is motivated by the love of
God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of
Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in
His name without discrimination.

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