Volunteer

Put Your Time and Skills to Good Use

Put your skills to good use by volunteeing your time.

Volunteer Opportunities For Every Skill And Interest

From its inception, The Salvation Army has relied heavily on volunteers “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t 
have to have a college degree to serve, you only need a heart full of grace. A 
soul generated by love.”  --Martin Luther King, Jr.who support its programs. Often referred to as “the army behind The Army," volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army's ability to provide quality social services for the entire community.

Volunteers are valuable assets in The Salvation Army's efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Through the skills and experience they bring to The Army, volunteers make significant contributions to society by positively impacting the lives of those they assist. Salvation Army volunteers change lives, uplift families and support communities throughout our nation everyday.

Discover the joy of giving back to your community: become a Salvation Army volunteer TODAY! Thank you for exploring the many opportunities to help those in need and enhance your community as a volunteer within The Salvation Army.

Please take a moment to review our Volunteering Section and see how The Salvation Army is partnering with people like you to fulfill its promise of Doing the Most Good.


Ready to Become a Salvation Army Volunteer?

 

Contact The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester at (585) 987-9500 or email at ras.volunteer@use.salvationarmy.org

Why Volunteer With The Salvation Army?

To make a difference. Volunteering for The Salvation Army offers a unique chance to change lives and support communities. Your efforts will provide a true difference in the quality of life of those in need.

To gain practical experience. Do you want to work in health or social work? Even if you seek a career in business, art, technology or science, the people skills and experiences you will gain as a volunteer will help you to excel.

To grow as a person. Whether you are seeking to develop your spirituality or to improve your character, working with those less fortunate is often a transformative experience that will help you find greater compassion and appreciation in your life. Volunteering is an excellent means of character exploration and development for men, women, and youth of all ages.

To network. There are social and professional benefits from getting to know other good, caring people. Professionally, you never know who knows who, and your chance acquaintances made through performing volunteer work may reward you in the future. Numerous studies also suggest that networking and forming positive social affiliations will positively influence your mental health and moods.

To improve your resume. If you are a student, gaining volunteer experience can make a great difference when you are applying to college or for scholarships. Even seasoned professionals will find that charitable extracurricular activities such as volunteer work are looked upon favorably in the corporate world and can help you get ahead.

To feel good. Volunteering improves self esteem, reduces blood pressure, enhances the immune system, and decreases stress. Volunteers were also found to have lower premature death rates, less heart disease, and fewer health issues overall according to a study conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Health in Canada. Similar results linking stimulation in the brain’s pleasure center with committing unselfish acts was found by the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. It seems one of the best ways to improve the health of your heart is to use it in the caring service of others!

As a volunteer of The Salvation Army, you will be of priceless value to your community.
The Salvation Army appreciates its volunteers and recognizes their strengths and achievements.