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Volunteer for Us

I have seen a different world, and it has changed how I see my world.

The Salvation Army work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities; including homeless people, older people, unemployed people, those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as victims of human trafficking and major emergencies.

If you enjoy spending time with people and have some skills you’d like to share, we’d encourage you to make contact with us. Your skills are valuable and the rewards of supporting others are immense – volunteers often tell us that they receive much more than they give.

Why Volunteer?

Whatever you contribute through volunteering with us, whether it’s seasonal, once a week, or anything inbetween; by volunteering here you are joining a team of thousands of Salvation Army volunteers across the world, and therefore being part of a huge movement for change.

However you get involved, volunteering with The Salvation Army will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills which would be great for your CV
  • Make new friends locally and across the UK and Ireland
  • Meet inspiring new people, including Salvation Army members, staff, clients and other volunteers
  • Work alongside experts in their field; and
  • Make a tremendous difference in the fight against poverty and injustice 

The Salvation Army has many opportunities for volunteers; from serving meals to people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, supporting those who are struggling financially, or running activities and classes in community centres to providing support to help people into employment. To see what is happening locally you can contact your local Salvation Army centre.

What Can I Do?

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved through volunteering, whatever your individual skill level and interests. Volunteering is an excellent way of taking your valuable lifeskills and experience and using them to benefit others in your local community.

You can see some of the roles that may be available in your area by looking at our volunteer role descriptions. These opportunities are not available everywhere, so do check locally first. We hope that we can find a use for your skills and interests, but cannot guarantee that there will be any current vacancies in your local area.

Register your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army

Register your interest below for volunteer opportunities that suit your existing skills and time commitments. 

You can also read our FAQs here