We need help year-round to operate our 29 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 2018 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 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.

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 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. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and the committment is only one day a week for two hours for a minimum of 10 weeks. 

To Volunteer, Follow These Steps

ONE - Fill out the following forms:
Download the required Volunteer Release and Authorization Form.
Release & Authorization Form
Download the Volunteer Work with Minors Form.
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Download the Volunteer Duties Form.
Background Check form
Download the Volunteer Committment & Confidentiality Form.
Background Check form

TWO - Mail in or drop-off your forms, along with $12.50 to cover the cost of the background check, at our offices at 966 East Main Street, Col OH 43205, Attention Nikki Fogg, Volunteer Coordinator.  Once your forms are received and processed, you will be provided a link to sign-up for convenient shifts.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nikki Fogg, at 614.358.2627 or Nikki.Fogg@use.salvationarmy.org

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.

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:

For more information about intern work in the Social Services Department and intern work to meet requirements of a Degree in Social Work, please click here and fill our our application which will be forwarded to our Director of Professional and Community Services for review.