The Salvation Army - Massachusetts Division

State Headquarters and Special Events

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Active Kid's Day

    An outdoor child friendly event aimed to engage families of local communities. The day will celebrate the profound impact of physical activity and good health practices on a child’s mind, body, and community. To support this message the event will be include a broad range of components including: field day activities, a 1 mile fun run, good nutrition demonstrations/resources and health/wellness medical screenings. The goal is to bring these necessary resources to families and communities in a fun manner while providing education on how to activate healthier choices in their own daily lives.


  • Administrative/Clerical Work

    Help with clerical and administrative tasks in our offices

  • Advisory Board
  • Back to School Celebration

    The is an event that takes place at the TD Garden in Boston for children and their families. There they receive a backpack with school supplies as well as a fun experience at the TD Garden.

  • Children's programs/tutoring
  • Christmas Castle

    Assist us in providing toys and coats to nearly 4,000 families. Volunteer tasks include: Escorting clients through the castle, picking out toys and coats, setting up/breaking down, and helping organize and stock items. 

  • Corporate/Group Opportunities
  • Emergency Disaster Responders

    Looking for volunteers who are willing to respond to local and large scale disasters in Greater Boston area. This would include serving from the canteen, donations organization, and food preparation.

  • Feeding programs/Food pantry
  • Holiday Programs/Events
  • Indoor Clean-Up/Maintenance Projects

    Assist in helping keep our facility looking nice. Projects may include: painting, cleaning, organizing, etc.

  • Kettles/Bell Ringing

    Join the tradition of giving and discover what a joy it is to know that you’re making a difference. Sign up to ring bells at our kettles at a location near you. 

  • Outdoor Clean-up Projects

    Assist in helping keep our facility's grounds looking nice. Projects may include: painting/staining, raking, gardening, etc.

  • Senior Programs
  • Special Events
  • Thanksgiving Distribution

    Assist The Salvation Army in distributing turkeys and all the fixings to families in need of Thanksgiving assistance

  • Wherever I am needed most

Back To School

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Event Day

The Salvation Army, TD Garden Neighborhood Charities, and The City of Boston are gearing up for another Back to School Celebration! The event will be held at The TD Garden on August 18th from 1:00pm-7:00pm. Roughly 4,000 children from the city of Boston and their loved ones will join together for fun and festivities, as well as receive a backpack with school supplies. Children will have a chance to shoot baskets on the Garden floor, play Bruins 'slapshot’ and interact with fun activities. A broad range of child friendly booths will also be set-up.


There are many ways to help be a part of this day:

  • Volunteer at the event. Two shifts available   12:00pm-4:00pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Tasks Include:

·           Greeting the children and encouraging them to have fun

·           Serving healthy snack bags from the Disaster Service canteen

·           Supporting the educational booths and interactive activities

·           Helping on the floor to manage flow of event

·           Distributing the backpacks or prizes to the children

Ways to help

  • Volunteer regularly to help register families at your local Salvation Army once or twice a week leading up to the event.
  • Become a collaborator and display your organization's educational materials that focus on children in a family fun way.
  • Become a Sponsor. Your company's logos can be displayed in a variety of ways at this media drawn event depending on your giving level.



Please let me know if you have an interest in being involved or if you have any questions.


Click on the link below to learn more and see videos of last year's event.

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