Volunteer Year-round


We need help yearround to operate our various programs and services.  Without the generous support of volunteers, 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.

Download the 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Form.

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 assist senior citizens load their cars with food boxes.  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age and able to lift 25-pound boxes.

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.

Tutor or Mentor at our 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 1st-8th grade students from Columbus City schools in one of our Learning Centers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Mobile Canteen Feeding Outreach:

Are you a fan of food trucks and are free on the weekends? You can serve meals out of our Mobile Canteen to hungry neighbors in need. Two groups of volunteers are needed weekly for this program. One group prepares the meals at our Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship & Community Center, and the second group takes the Mobile Canteen to various locations in Columbus to distribute the meals.

Public Relations Interships:

If you would like to gain real-world public relations experience contact Kristin Hampton-Harmon at 614-437-2138 or email Kristin.Harmon@use.savationarmy.org  Interns will work on stories, social media posts, special events and media relations.

Social Work Internships:

We work with many area colleges and universities to provide meaningful internships in the field of social work. For more information about intern work in the Social Services Department to meet requirements of a Degree in Social Work or another degree, please click here and fill out our application which will be forwarded to our Social Services Department for review.


For more information on these or any other volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Nikki Fogg, at 614.358.2627 or Nikki.Fogg@use.salvationarmy.org

Volunteers will need to fill out and turn in the following forms to the Volunteer & Events Coordinator by mail or in person (966 East Main St, Columbus, OH 43205) along with $12.50 to cover the cost of the required background check. Once your forms have been processed (this could take up to 3 weeks), you will be notified that you can begin vounteering.

Volunteer Release and Authorization Form
Release & Authorization Form

Volunteer Work with Minors Form
Work with Minors Form

Volunteer Duties Form
Volunteer Duties Form

Volunteer Committment & Confidentiality Form
Committment & Confidentiality Form form

The Salvation Army does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.