Volunteer opportunities are available through the many programs and services The Salvation Army and the Kroc Center offer to the community. Some of these opportunities include: answering phones in the office, clerical assistance, helping as a Thrift Store attendant, and stocking shelves in the Food Pantry.
Other volunteers needed include: Christmas application processor, Christmas Toy Town assembler, bell ringer, Angel Tree table helper at the Quincy Mall, Emergency Disaster Team member, custodial helper, and drivers for programs. These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available through The Salvation Army.
Bell Ringing & Adopt-a-Kettle
Each year many people are needed to ring bells during the Red Kettle Campaign in order to raise the funds necessary to provide Christmas food baskets, toys and community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to families in need during the holiday season. These funds also provide programs and services for individuals and families in crisis throughout the year. Sign up online to Ring Bells!
Bell ringing this year begins in November and continues through December 24. Individuals and groups can volunteer to ring bells at Salvation Army kettles.
Have an organization or co-workers who want to help? It's a lot of fun to get your friends together to "Adopt-a-Kettle" for an entire day! Bell-ringing is a great service project for any organization, church or scout group!
Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)
The Quincy Salvation Army has a disaster relief team, which responds to most major emergencies. Volunteers are welcome, and training is available.
Click here to learn more about EDS.
Bucket Blitz is sponsored by WGEM and takes place outside the Quincy Mall between First Mid-Illinois Bank and TGI Fridays. Money is collected to help The Salvation Army provide quality programs and services for those in need in our community at Christmas and throughout the year.
Call Alisa Elkins at the Kroc Center
Toys and other donated gifts are set up by age so that parents can walk through Toy Town with a helper and select new and like-new toys for their children for Christmas.
Tags, listing a child’s age and toys they would like for Christmas are placed on trees at the Quincy Mall and Wal-Mart. Individuals and groups take tags from the trees, shop for these children and return the items with the tags to The Salvation Army, who in turn distributes the gifts to families through Toy Town.
Holiday meals are served on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for anyone who would like to attend. Good food and a short musical program accompany the good fellowship around the table. Transportation is provided for those needing a ride and meals are also delivered to shut-ins.
Christmas food baskets are provided for families in need who would like to cook their own holiday meal at home. Volunteers are needed to help pack these baskets.
For more information or to volunteer contact: