Volunteer Yearround


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 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 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.

Emergency/After Hours Anti-Human Trafficking 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 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.