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Volunteering for The Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda means making a difference.

Every day across the territory, we count on volunteers to uplift, support and bring our communities together. The time and skills volunteers dedicate help to further our mission and extend the services we are able to provide to so many in need. Whether it’s by serving a meal, standing beside a Christmas kettle or stocking shelves at a food bank, there are so many ways to make a positive contribution.

The Salvation Army is able to reach so many people in need because of the ongoing support of our volunteers. Through their selflessness and acts of kindness, volunteers help us to restore dignity and hope to others. We truly value their commitment and would like to recognize their efforts.

Thank you to all our volunteers for being a part of our team — we celebrate you!




Meet new people


Make friends


Feel accomplished by sharing your skills with others

Enjoy new opportunities


Enhance your resume


Build your work experience


Who can volunteer?

Many locations offer opportunities to volunteers ages 16 and up. However, some have different minimum age requirements. Certain locations are able to accommodate family activities or younger volunteers if accompanied by an adult.

How do I become a volunteer?

Filling out the following form is the first step in the application process. A staff member will contact you with further instructions on how to connect with your local unit. An interview and training usually follows, with some roles requiring further screening such as a criminal record or vulnerable sector check.

* All fields are required

Areas of interest * (check all that apply)

Why do you want to volunteer? * (check all that apply)

What will I be doing?

Volunteer opportunities are varied and there are many ways to be involved! Some of the ways you can help include:

  • Office administration
  • Packing food hampers
  • Stocking shelves, sorting toys
  • Sorting clothes and pricing items at a Thrift Store
  • Ringing bells beside our iconic Christmas Kettle
  • Visiting seniors
  • Recreation programming
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Emergency disaster relief
Are there opportunities for corporate or community groups?

Definitely! Some groups donate items or contribute financially, while others offer to distribute materials to those in need such as backpacks or winter coats. During the Christmas season groups can sort food and toys, sponsor a Christmas Kettle or sign up for shifts.

Please indicate on your request form that you are seeking a Group opportunity. A few weeks’ notice at minimum would be appreciated to allow our staff some time to arrange an appropriate placement for your group.

What’s the time commitment?

The length of time varies depending on the position. There are one-time, seasonal and ongoing volunteer roles. On your request form please indicate the level of commitment you are seeking and we will make every effort to find a suitable arrangement.

Are there opportunities to complete my high school community hours?

Yes there are! If you are a student and need to fulfill community hours, please specify this on your application and we will do our best to find an appropriate opportunity for you.