Ways to Give



Volunteers are valuable assets in The Salvation Army's efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Through the skills and experience they bring to the Army, volunteers make significant contributions to society by positively impacting the lives of those they assist. The Salvation Army volunteers change lives, uplift families and support communities throughout our nation everyday.

Discover the joy of giving back to your community: become a Salvation Army volunteer TODAY! Thank you for exploring the many opportunities to help those in need and enhance your community as a volunteer within The Salvation Army.

Volunteer FAQs

What can volunteers do at The Salvation Army?
The variety of things you can do to help those in need through The Salvation Army is almost limitless involving seasonal and year-round programs. Please contact the Volunteer Department at 402-898-6000 for current opportunities to volunteer in the Omaha metro area.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

Some positions require volunteers to be a minimum age, but other jobs can be done by youth or families that include young children. Minors must have a signed parental permission slip to participate.

How do I apply to become a volunteer?
Although applications may not always be required to participate (like if you showed up and signed in to take part once in a public project), it is best, and usually required, to complete a volunteer application form before serving. Such applications are typically brief and include contacts and in-case-of-emergency information. Most positions will also require applicants to submit to a background check to ensure the safety of other volunteers and the vulnerable populations such volunteers may be serving. Once completed, the application can be returned to The Salvation Army.

Can my group or company volunteer?
Of course! Volunteering in groups is a great way to strengthen bonds and build morale whether you are a member of a club or a corporation. Please contact the volunteer director to receive more information on behalf of your group.

Will I have to volunteer in any dangerous situations or locations?
Safety for all volunteers, staff, and clients is important to The Salvation Army, and many measures are taken to ensure this general well-being. Salvation Army officers and staff undergo extensive training in creating safe environments and supervising volunteers. Facilities are designed with safety in mind. Potentially hazardous situations or environments are disclosed and made known as part of position descriptions whenever possible.

Why should I consider being a Salvation Army volunteer?
There are many wonderful reasons to consider volunteering your time to help others in need. They include making a difference in the lives of those in need, to gain practical experience, to grow as a person, to network, and to feel good!


For questions about volunteering that are not covered on this website, please contact one of our Salvation Army Volunteer Directors.

Ramona Arthur – Divisional Director of Volunteer Services – Western Division – 402-898-5936
Kay Weinstein – Omaha Metro Area Volunteer Director – 402-898-6000