If you’re looking for a way to give back to our community, join us! There are many ways you can help us Do the Most Good for those in need in Licking County.
- Feeding programs
- Choice pantry
- Help Youth
- Red Kettle Bell Ringer
- Christmas Cheer
Contact us to volunteer!
The Salvation Army feeds an average of 100 people a nutritious meal every day. We rely on volunteers to prepare and serve these meals. Sign up for an hour, a day or a repeating volunteer shift.
Dates/Times: Daily from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Dates/Times: June-August from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dates/Times: Everyday from 5-7 p.m.
Families in need can visit our Choice Pantry to get a 3-day supply of groceries. Volunteers help keep our shelves stocked and assist clients. Sign up for an hour, a day or a repeating volunteer shift.
Dates/Times: Monday and Friday from 1-2:45 p.m. Tuesday –Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The Salvation Army has after-school and evening programs for youth in our community. Volunteers are needed to tutor and mentor children. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Because these opportunities work directly with minor children, a current Ohio BCI/ FBI background check is required.
Red Kettle Bell Ringer
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is our largest annual fundraiser. We have 12 locations throughout Licking County. This opportunity is great for families and groups. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours.
Dates/Times: Mondays-Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Shifts available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Salvation Army has the largest holiday toy and food distribution in Licking County. We provide assistance to over 1,000 families each year. Available opportunities are listed below.
Volunteers can help distribute tags from our Angel Tree in Indian Mound Mall.
Dates/Times: Nov. 28-Dec. 18. Shifts are available everyday.
Provide Christmas for a family through our Adopt-A-Family program. Individuals, churches and businesses can purchase gifts for a specific family for the holidays.
Dates/Times: Nov. 1-Dec. 10
- Food, Clothing and/or Toy Drive
Help us provide gifts and food for families in need by holding a clothing or toy drive at your business, school or church. The toys and clothing fill our Toy Shop.
Dates/Times: Nov. 1-Dec. 10
- Christmas Cheer Registration
Parents who need a little help with Christmas apply for our Christmas Cheer Program. Volunteers work with the parents to determine eligibility.
Dates/Times: Oct. 23-Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
As part of our Christmas Cheer Program, parents can shop in our Toy Shop, made up of donated toys and clothes, to choose gifts for their children. Volunteers are needed to help sort toys and clothing, assemble the Toy Shop and help parents shop on Distribution Days.
Dates/Times: Set-up: Dec. 2-10. Distribution Days: Dec. 19-21