Community Care Ministries opportunities for involvement

by Major Brenda Herivel

  1. Community park clean up

Contact your village hall or community government to see if any public areas are in need of some volunteers to help clean up. Once a date and location is approved, promote the clean-up day in your weekly bulletins, on your website and in the corps building.  Organize a corps van to bring the group to and from the community park and a breakfast or lunch, if necessary.   Have Salvation Army name tags or t-shirts so that SA volunteers can be identified.

  1. Partner with Habitat for Humanity

Contact your local Habitat for Humanity organization to see if they need any more volunteers or current or future projects (you can find them on their website if you don’t know the local chapter).  Once a date and location is approved, promote the clean-up day in your weekly bulletins, on your website and in the corps building.  Organize a corps van to bring the group to and from the community park and a breakfast or lunch, if necessary.  Have Salvation Army name tags or t-shirts so that SA volunteers can be identified.

  1. Partner with your local school system

Contact the local school system to see if  there is any need for volunteers for fundraising events or service projects.  In this case, be prepared that participants may need to have a background check run for the school.  Have Salvation Army name tags or t-shirts so that SA volunteers can be identified.

  1. Participate in special community activities

Look at your community calendar to see what special events may be coming up in your community, such as Special Olympics, a parade, town hall meeting, etc.  All these are great ways to show your community that the people of The Salvation Army care.

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