VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SALVATION ARMY

September 2018-January 2019

 

960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Golden Age Senior Center – We are looking for weekly reoccurring volunteers in our Senior Center Monday-Friday anytime from 9:00am-3:00pm. Our members participate in daily activities such as bingo, arts and crafts, light workouts, computer classes and field trips.

Citadel Corps Kids Club – Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-7:30pm volunteer as a tutor in our after school program. Help students complete homework assignments, work on arts and craft project and play games. Share your talents with us and teach the students music and singing lessons, exercise classes, sports instruction, etc.

Employment Services – We are seeking educated professionals to share their knowledge and professional know-how with those seeking assistance with job search, resume building and developing their skill. Opportunities are available weekdays, from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Emergency Shelter – Join our children in the shelter for Kids Night from 6:30-8:00pm. Bring arts and crafts, board games, movie or activity to share with the group of kids currently staying with us.

Emergency Family Assistance – Volunteers needed to help bag groceries, stock cage with donations and help make follow up calls to our clients. Opportunities are available weekdays from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Drop In Center – The Salvation Army of Buffalo is providing a safe place for youths to come socialize, get homework assistance and play games with their peers. Volunteers with special skills (such as dance, sports instruction or coaching, cheer, art, acting, resume writing, etc) are urged to apply. Drop In Center takes place Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 4:00-7:00pm.

Facility – Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm to help with upkeep - duties could include organizing, cleaning, painting, sweeping, outdoor work etc.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities:

STREET FEED PROGRAM

Beginning Monday, October 15, 2018, come to The Salvation Army and help us load our canteen with hearty, piping-hot, homemade meals to serve to individuals who live on the streets night and day. Volunteers will serve meals 4:30-6:00pm and hand out winter attire every Monday night to those in need under the bridge of the Buffalo and Erie County Library.

 

BELLRINGING!

Did you know that ringing a bell for 2 hours raises enough money to feed a family of four for an entire week? Talk about a feel good experience! Bell ring for a minimum of 2 hours a day. Time and location are all your choice. All you need to bring with you is a friendly smile!

 

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DINNER SERVICE

On both Thanksgiving and Christmas day, a hot, homemade and hearty meal will be served to people in our community at 960 Main Street. Volunteers will arrive at 11:00am to help with setup and decorating. Dinner will be served at noon, followed by coffee and dessert.

 

TOY SHOPPE

December 18-19, will be our annual Toy Shoppe. Volunteer 8:30am-4:30pm to help clients choose gifts to take home to their children. This experience will feel just as good as Christmas morning!

 

SPONSORED FAMILIES

December 13-14, volunteer to help unload trucks filled with gifts for clients. We will then organize and distribute to families.

 

FOOD, CLOTHING OR TOY DRIVE AT WORK

Gather your employees and volunteer together at your office! Start a food, clothing or toy drive to help support The Salvation Army.

 

ANGEL TREES

Choose a gift from our Angel Tree to give to a child in need at Christmas time.

 

ADOPT A PROGRAM

Want to make a charitable donation this year? Adopt a program for the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas!

 

21 Westminster Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215

Kensington Corps Kids Club – Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm volunteer as a tutor in our after school program. Help students complete homework assignments, work on arts and craft project and play games.

Dinner service – Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 3-5pm Volunteers can assist with dinner service to clients and neighborhood friends. 

 

187 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

Pantry Volunteer – Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm Volunteers can assist with stocking the pantry and making grocery bags for clients.

Monday night dinner service – Every Monday night from 4-6pm Volunteers can assist with dinner service to clients and neighborhood friends.  
 

46 Broad Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150

Pantry assistance – Volunteers needed to help with pantry organization Saturdays from 10am-12:00pm

To get details on these opportunities and other please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Bryanna Gwitt (716)888-6220 or Bryanna.Gwitt@use.SalvationArmy.org