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Volunteer at The Salvation Army in Central Ohio

Volunteer at The Salvation Army in Central Ohio

Volunteer

DOING THE MOST GOOD BY SERVING OTHERS.  We need help year-round to operate 
our 29 services. 
Without the generous support of volunteers from all over Central Ohio, it would not
be possible to manage everything that The Salvation Army offers.  With a few hours a week, month
or season, you can make a difference in the lives of those in need.  
Look at this list of some of our volunteer opportunities:

VolunteerHub

Click the "Volunteer Now" button to search for opportunities that match your skills and schedule. You will need to register the first time you visit the listings. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dinah O'Dell at 614.358.2627 or Dinah.ODell@use.SalvationArmy.org.

Choice Food Pantry Volunteer:

Want to help feed the hungry?  At one of our seven locations, you can help prepare food boxes, stock pantry shelves and assist clients as they shop.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and available on weekdays. 

Distribute Senior Food Boxes:

Would you consider yourself a heavy lifter?  We need volunteers to deliver food boxes to Central Ohio agencies that serve senior citizens.  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age and able to lift 25-pound boxes.

Emergency/After Hours Phone Volunteer:

Do you have spare time at night or on the weekends? We need volunteers to staff our 24-hour Anti-Human Trafficking hotline and respond to the immediate needs of clients or law enforcement calling in. Volunteers are trained and asked to answer the hotline for a one-month period. For more information, please contact Trisha Smouse at 614-358-2614 or by email at Trisha.Smouse@use.Salvationarmy.org.

Help in our Career Center:

Want to help people prepare for better job opportunities?  We need Classroom Aides, Math, Reading and Computer Lab Monitors, Employers to promote job openings and organizations and schools to partner with to promote educational opportunities. 

Sponsor a Food Drive:

Are you looking for a fun volunteer project?  We need volunteers to organize and collect food for food drives.  Any food donation we receive offets the cost of purchasing food for our food pantries and allows us to serve more families in need.  We will even come and pick the donated food up from your location.  We can also provide signs, banners, and a list of most-needed items. 

Tutor or Mentor at our After-School Learning Centers:

Do you wish to positively influence kids and have a passion for math and reading? We need tutors and mentors to work with 1-8th grade students from Columbus City schools in one of our four After-School Learning Centers. The committment is only one day a week for two hours for a minimum of 10 weeks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and a current BCI/FBI Background check is required. 
Download the required Background Check Form.
Background Check form


Download the Volunteer Work with Minors Form.
work with Minors
Download the Volunteer Contact Form.
Background Check form


VolunteerHub

Click the "Volunteer Now" button to search for opportunities that match your skills and schedule. You will need to register the first time you visit the listings. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dinah O'Dell at 614.358.2627 or Dinah.ODell@use.SalvationArmy.org.