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Volunteering with The Salvation Army provides you with a great opportunity to get involved and give back to your community! Please visit The Salvation Army's Wish List for ways in which you can help the organization, including possible volunteer projects and contact information. No matter where you live, volunteer opportunities are available.

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Disaster Services

In the event of disasters, The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to be a part of the team!

Service Opportunities

Through a variety of ways, anyone can provide ministry to their community through The Salvation Army. We are dependent on Service Extension volunteers, Advisory Board members, and Auxiliary members in every community in which we and they serve.

You can offer your assistance in either long-term or short-term projects, fundraising events, advisory capacities here in the Southern New England Division, or in other parts of the United States or the world.

Ministry Opportunities

We welcome inquires by Christian men and women interested in serving The Salvation Army as lay ministers and in second-career ministry.

The Salvation Army serves in 127 countries throughout the world. YOU can reach out to millions of homeless, hungry, lonely, and/or spiritually-weakened individuals.

Recent News

Fashion Show

World of Fashion Makes Annual Stop in Hartford

Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show a Big Hit!

HARTFORD – The ladies gathered at the Pond House Café on October 24 for the always-exciting and always-fashionable Salvation Army of Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary Annual Fashion Show. There were several gentlemen also in attendance, checking out the food and the fashions, while soaking up the ambiance spread all around the room. Events details and who was there...

Rockville Bank Foundation(L-R Kathy Orfitelli; Betsy Hope; Amy Saada, Director Human Services for Town of Somers; and Lisa Cretella.)

Rockville Bank Recognizes Betsy Hope

For Many Years of Salvation Army Volunteering!

HARTFORD – A $500 check was presented to The Salvation Army by the Rockville Bank Foundation in recognition of Betsy Hope, Assistant Vice President/Branch Officer at the Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor location, for her many years of volunteering with The Salvation Army.

Betsy has been a volunteer with The Salvation Army since April of 2004 and has served as its Treasurer for the Northeast Hartford County Service Unit. More about Betsy and our service units...

Bob Lyle

Bob Lyle Makes a Difference in Simsbury

Recognizing Our Invaluable Volunteers

SIMSBURY - Bob Lyle was recently recognized for over 20 years of service as Chairman of the Simsbury Service Unit for The Salvation Army. Bob initiated the first Red Kettle Christmas Campaign in Simsbury, Connecticut. In this picture, from left to right, are Darha Nigro, incoming Chairman; Laura McPherson, Treasurer; and Mickey LeCours-Beck, Community Service Representative. We are fortunate that Bob is staying on as Co-Chair and cannot thank our many volunteers enough!