Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota


It’s the kindhearted volunteers like you who help fulfill our promise to do the most good. Whether you have a specific talent to offer or simply an hour of your time, The Salvation Army is the place to turn your passion into action.

First, find an opportunity below that piques your interest. Then email us or sign up online, when available. It’s that simple.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Meal service assistance – individuals or groups (watch training video or sign up online.)
  • Office help
  • Assist house keeping staff (sweeping, mopping, taking out garbage, laundry)
  • Outdoor cleaning and maintenance (sweeping, pick up garbage, plant flowers, clear sidewalks)
  • Sort clothes closet donation
  • Shelter volunteer advocate
  • Security/front desk assistant
  • Assistant for donation of goods and services

Bell Ringing & Holiday Opportunities

The easiest way to help from early November through Christmas Eve is to ring a bell at one of our iconic red kettles, raising the funds that change lives all year long. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries. Online registration begins in the fall.

Here are some additional ways to help:

  • Serve holiday meals to people in need
  • Sort coats and other seasonal donations
  • Make bag lunches or serve supper for holiday employees

Don’t see an opportunity here for you? Call us. We’ll find a place for anyone who wants to help.