Uplift humanity, inspire hope and transform lives through the power of volunteering.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact. For more than 100 years we’ve counted on volunteers to support the work of The Salvation Army in communities all over the world. Whether it’s by serving a meal, standing beside a Christmas kettle or stocking shelves at a food bank, you can be part of the meaningful work that continues to help change lives.

Ready to get involved? Email Julie Leroux at Julie_leroux@can.salvationarmy.org and we will contact you with next steps. Before signing up, we recommend reading our Volunteer FAQs below.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering for The Salvation Army means you can make a difference — not just in the lives of others, but in your own life journey as well.While the time volunteers dedicate help us to fulfill our commitment of providing support to those in need, many volunteers also find meaning for themselves in giving back, learning new skills and building connections in their community.

Ways To Volunteer

There are several ways you can help as a volunteer with The Salvation Army. We rely on volunteers from all walks of life to assist in our shelters, food banks, churches, thrift stores, social service centres and more. Depending on your interests and the skills you would like to build or share, there are a variety of roles suitable for individuals and groups. Please read through the categories and sample roles listed below to learn more.

  • Community Outreach Volunteers
  • Emergency Disaster Services Volunteers
  • Special Events Volunteers
  • Property & Maintenance Volunteers
  • Thrift Store Volunteers
  • Food Bank Volunteers

Why should I consider volunteering for The Salvation Army?

Volunteering with The Salvation Army means you can make a positive impact on your community!

The work you do will benefit others in need but can also create a meaningful experience for you as well. It’s a great way to:

  • meet new people;
  • make friends;
  • feel accomplished by sharing your skills with others;
  • enjoy new opportunities;
  • enhance your resume;
  • and build your work experience.

Most of all you’ll be making a difference by giving hope to others in need!

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.

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