Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Volunteer reading to youth


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 call 651-224-4316 or sign up online, when available. It’s that simple.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Be a community dinner server (Wednesday from 4 – 6 p.m.)
  • Make brown bag lunches
  • Sort and give out produce at the Friday Food Share distribution (9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) (sign up online)
  • Be a food shelf assistant (sign up online)
  • Help manage perishable food donations (sign up online)
  • Be an office assistant in our social service office
  • Work with youth during our summer day camp (June-August)
  • Sort and distribute coats for Coats for Kids (October)
  • Assist our character building classes for youth
  • Assist with landscaping or cleaning the building
  • Join in on the fun with our senior program and call Bingo (Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Host a food drive

Bell Ringing

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. Sign up online to bell ring.

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