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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 Kettle Campaign

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
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 Sam's Club

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  0All shifts available  

Community Events

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
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.

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  0All 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.

9/26/2014 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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