Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army in Kent County! We have a large variety of volunteer opportunities where you can partner with us in our mission.

If you are interested in volunteering in Kent County, please review and sign up for the opportunities listed below. If you are interested in volunteering outside of Kent County, visit our locations page to see opportunities from other TSA locations.

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact Kent County Volunteer Services at KentCounty_Volunteers@usc.salvationarmy.org or call Sandi Howland at 616.459.3433 ext: 1168.

Food Pantry Commodities Delivery

Date:  Thursday, May 29; Thursday, August 28; and Monday, November 24 from 2:15pm to 4:45pm
Location:  The Salvation Army Social Services, 1215 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Description:   Extra volunteers are needed to help stock, unload and organize canned food donations.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Spring Break Kroc Center Helpers

Date:  Monday April 7-Friday, April 11, 2014
Location:  The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 2500 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids
Description:   Volunteers are needed to assist youth in the art room during spring break, and to help monitor the bounce house activities.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Army of Readers Prep Day

Date:  Wednesday, April 23 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location:  The Salvation Army Dickinson Park Offices, 1632 Linden St. SE, Grand Rapids
Description:   Help prep materials for our upcoming Army of Readers event.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Army of Readers

Date:  Friday, April 25 from 8:00am to 11:15am and 12:00pm to 2:45pm
Location:  The Salvation Army Dickinson Park Offices, 1632 Linden St. SE, Grand Rapids
Description:   Young professionals and college student volunteers are needed to help read books and administer a related activity to k-3 students in Grand Rapids area schools.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Donut Day Volunteers

Date:  Friday, June 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm; 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Location:  Cornerstone University, 300 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, 49525
Description:   Volunteers are needed to help give away 2,000 donuts to area organizations that are “doing the most good” in the community, such as the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Ongoing Volunteer Teams and Events

Date:  Ongoing and flexible to your schedule
Location:  
Description:   Emergency Disaster Team Volunteers and Special Events Team Volunteers
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Ongoing Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Date:  Ongoing
Location:  Various Salvation Army locations in Grand Rapids
Description:   After school program helpers, child care volunteers, kids club volunteers, and Schools of Hope program volunteers
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Ongoing Food Pantry Volunteers

Date:  Weekday mornings from 9:00am to noon, or weekday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:  The Salvation Army Booth Family Services, 1215 Fulton Street East in Grand Rapids
Description:   Volunteers are needed to help unload, sort and stock our food pantry. Drivers also needed to help pick up and deliver food to The Salvation Army one morning a week.
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!

Ongoing Social Services & Administrative Opportunities

Date:  Ongoing- Flexible Schedules
Location:  The Salvation Army, 1215 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Description:   Office Volunteers, Community Resource Navigators, and Housing Assessment Program Front Desk Volunteers
Sign Up:   Click here to sign up!