Click on the red shield below to register as a volunteer:
For more information regarding local volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 262-564-0286 or visit our office at 3116 - 75th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Volunteer forms available for download include:
- Background Check consent
- Safe From Harm form
- Guidelines for Adults Working with Children or Youth
- Driver Application and Handbook (if applicable)
- Volunter Code of Conduct
These forms may be filled out in advance and brought with you to your interview.
The Salvation Army has changed lives and given hope to countless people throughout the nation. But it never does it alone. Among its basic resources are volunteers. The ways they can help are innumerable, astonishingly diverse. Possibilities range from behind the scenes clerical duties to teaching English as a second language, from sorting items at a thrift store or food pantry to supervising children's athletic programs. During the Christmas season, an especially busy time for The Salvation Army, opportunities only multiply. Volunteerism is also crucial during times of natural disaster, when The Salvation Army is on the front lines of relief and recovery.
The volunteers are as varied as the needs and services. From every strata of society, they bring unique perspectives and abilities along with an eagerness to help. Retirees welcome the chance to share their experience and keep using skills developed over a lifetime, or they delight in trying something new. Students get involved to clarify their career goals or even to satisfy academic requirements. Neighborhood newcomers seek to become an integral part of their community life. Parents and children learn together the values of helpfulness and generosity.
The Salvation Army often links up with community civic groups, which sometimes provide the bulk of the trained volunteers needed to start an especially valuable new outreach, perhaps a mentoring program for at-risk teens or single mothers seeking self-sufficiency. Corporations often allow employees to contribute time to a chosen project during working hours, such as wrapping Christmas gifts for less fortunate children. The assistance of churches is welcomed, as well as children's groups like Boy or Girl Scout troops, who may take the initiative in canned food drives.
Volunteers truly are intergral to the The Salvation Army's effectiveness. They broaden its range of effectiveness by bringing new points of view and fresh approaches. Their feedback leads to enhanced programs and even beginning new services. They are natural liaisons with the broader community, as well.
So it is with profound appreciation that The Salvation Army supports its volunteers by offering a good working environment and scope for their interests and abilities. They are treated with respect and provided opportunities for personal growth. Many are honored through banquets and awards. Another benefit for some volunteers are references in a job search. Those seeking to develop job skill credentials are furnished with job descriptions, time cards and evaluations for potential employers.