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     Volunteers: Getting the Work Done

When they say leaders are not born but made, they are undoubtedly talking about people who volunteer. Besides offering an opportunity to express or nurture leadership abilities, volunteering for The Salvation Army helps stretch financial contributions further and quite literally makes possible our many programs and services. You, your family, your church or company can serve:

  • at Christmas time
  • behind the scenes at a food bank
  • providing skilled assistance during a disaster
  • as part of a church group mission
  • to underscore your corporate team building effort
  • meals to seniors
  • supporting homeless men and women build a better life
  • serving on one of our advisory boards

For volunteer information click on your nearest Salvation Army to call or email your inquiry or go to the Northwest Volunteer Job Bank for a list of Salvation Army volunteer opportunities in Washington, Montana and parts of Idaho.

Advisory councils are The Salvation Army's critical link to the communities in which we serve. The Salvation Army seeks members who are representative of the community, and who possess the leadership and personal traits to effectively serve and represent The Salvation Army publicly. Member responsibilities vary slightly from location to location, but include the following:

  • Participating in raising funds and resources to assist The Army in carrying out its work
  • Advising on long-term planning
  • Observing the management of the affairs of The Army and ascertaining that it is done in a businesslike, responsible and efficient manner
  • Assisting in the promotion of The Army through the media to the community
  • Participating in reports to the community on programs and services
  • Convening at least monthly except in some summer months; or
  • Maintaining records of all official proceedings.

In addition to regular meetings, members are often assigned to committees which are of interest to them. Committee responsibilities involve additional meetings and occasional project assignments between regularly scheduled meetings of the council or board. While often board members are inducted following nomination by a fellow board member, if you are interested in serving on a Salvation Army board or council in your area, Contact Us. We would be happy to follow up to see if we can match your interest with our organization's volunteer leadership needs.

Volunteer Opportunities in Washington, Montana and parts of Idaho are open to all according to the requirements of the position and qualifications of the applicant. One-time opportunities require telephone registration, and ongoing opportunities require a completed written application, participation in a volunteer orientation, and, depending on the nature of the position, background screening and extensive training.

Thrift Store SorterAberdeen
Family Services HelperAberdeen
Food Bank AssistantAnacortes
Food Bank DriverAnacortes
Social Service CaseworkerBellingham
Social Service ClerkBellingham

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