Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

by kristinm
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The Salvation Army Prairie Division has lots of opportunities to share the Christmas spirit by volunteering. Most of our volunteer opportunities are open to individuals or groups of any age and ability and don’t require any previous experience.

If you’re a reliable, friendly person with a positive attitude come join us for one of our many events over the Christmas season. Be a part of something special in your community and see the difference The Salvation Army makes in the lives of your neighbours! Check out some of our volunteer opportunities below and contact your local Salvation Army to get involved.

All Locations – Kettle Bell Ringer

The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is our largest fundraising drive of the year. Seeking donations from the public to help assist millions of people living in poverty. Donations collected at a Kettle stay in the community in which they were made. Shifts can be as short as two hours and you can choose your location.

Sign up to be a Kettle Host.

Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon & Maple Creek – Santa Shuffle Fun Run

Saturday, December 10th in four locations across the division, join us for a festive fun run! The Santa Shuffle is an annual fundraiser where participants collect pledges for The Salvation Army and get decked out in their best Christmas gear for a run or walk. There are contests and costumes and a whole lot of fun. Sign up to help out with The Santa Shuffle

Regina – Have of Hope Christmas Toy Shop

We are in need of volunteers December 14th to 20th from 8:30am-4:30pm. Fill out a volunteer application here: https://www.havenofhope.ca/volunteer

Winnipeg – Toy Mountain

Help thousands of children in Winnipeg have a Merry Christmas with Toy Mountain! Qualifying families register for Toy Mountain throughout November. Donations for Toy Mountain are accepted at Scotiabank, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Ikea and select Winnipeg Fire Stations. Donated toys are then sorted by age group and parents get to have a shopping experience in the Toy Centre selecting toys for their children.

We need volunteers to assist with registration, to sort toys and to help with the shopping experience. Call 204-946-9490 or email weetamahchristmas@salvationarmy.ca for more information

 

Winnipeg – Centre of Hope Community Christmas Dinner

Manitoba’s largest shelter operation is hosting a Christmas dinner for the community on Wednesday, December 21st. They plan on preparing over 1000 meal for their residents, partner organizations that don’t have kitchens and unsheltered persons in encampments and elsewhere on the street. If you would like to help out, please contact Ana at 204-946-9400.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact. For more than 100 years our volunteers have been the driving force behind the work of The Salvation Army in communities all over the world.

Learn more about becoming a Salvation Army volunteer.