The Salvation Army of Galveston County

We have two great locations in Galveston County and many opportunities to help you serve your neighbors in need.   

On Galveston Island, The Center of Hope located at 601 51st. Street houses an emergency overnight shelter and a Family Store. The shelter offers men, women and families a safe, clean place to spend the night and get a hot meal. A caseworker is available to assist with resources to help those who are willing to escape from homelessness. In the meantime, The Salvation Army meets their basic needs until they can get on their feet. Everyday at 5:00, a meal is served for the entire community and volunteers assist in that effort. Our new Volunteer Connection Center provides regular opportunities to help in the food pantry, clothes closet, creating hygiene kits, street outreach and training for disaster relief service both locally and out of the area.   

In Texas City, The Moody Family Center for Worship and Service is located at 4801 E F Lowry Expressway. This location offers a Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and rent and utility assistance to the community.  Volunteer opportunities and requirements for this location are limited.

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General Interests

Bell Ringing (November- December)


The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries or shelter an individual for a night.


What does it mean to be a volunteer Bell-Ringer?

Watch this short video! 


Click here to see where the money in the kettle goes.


Galveston County has many locations across the county to choose from! 

Galveston Island

  • Kroger Seawall 
  • Walmart Seawall 
  • Walgreens 61st Street
  • Palais Royal 61st Street
  • Arlans Market 213 Market Street
  • Walgreen Seawall   308 Seawall 
  • Moody Gardens 

Texas City/LaMarque

  • Kroger Palmer Highway
  • Walmart 1765  
  • Sams Club 1765

Hitchcock/ Santa Fe

  • Arlans Market Highway 6


  • Kroger 517 and I-45
  • Walmart 646 
  • Hobby Lobby 

League City/Kemah

  • Walmart 518/146 
  • Kroger 96 (closer to 146)
  • Kroger Seabrook/146
  • Kroger 270/518

West League City/Friendswood

  • Kroger 96 West of I 45
  • Walmart 518 West of I-45 
  • Kroger-  Friendswood    518/2351

To Schedule your date and location 

Register to Ring

Call Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or email her at

Angel Tree Program (October - December)

What is the Salvation Army Angel Tree program?
The program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas. Children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts are from families who have applied for Christmas assistance through the Social Services program of The Salvation Army.

Food Preparation/Kitchen Assistance/Food Pantry

Why volunteer in the Kitchen?


We are looking for caring individuals/groups to help host/serve our clients a hot warm meal. Breakfast and dinner served 365 days a year to those less fortunate in our community. There are opportunities to assist in the food pantry and with cleaning and food prep in the kitchen too. Community Service hours are available. 

Please call Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or email her at to see how you can make a difference.




Lawn Caregiver


Do you enjoy working outside doing yard work?

Do you have a couple of hours you can spare helping keep our clients feeling loved?

If you answered yes to one or both of those questions consider joining our yard maintenance team. We have bushes and palm trees that need to be pruned, grass to be cut and edged, weeds to be pulled, etc.We can provide the tools if you can provide the talent and man-power.  


This is the perfect project for an individual or a team. Please call Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or email her at to see how you can make a difference.


Other Projects

We have many projects to help maintain our beautiful buildings painting, cleaning, repairs etc.

Please call Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or email her at to see how you can make a difference.

Emergency Disaster Response (EDS)

Be part of a response team to provide assistance after a disaster. Volunteers receive training and support to assist in times of trouble. You can serve locally, regionally, statewide, nationally or even around the world. It's up to you and your interests. The Salvation Army in Galveston County has openings for team leaders who can assist in volunteer recruitment, training and scheduling. This is a perfect position for retired first responders, military or anyone with a servants heart and a talent for logistics. Call Holly McDonald for more information at 409-939-9013 or email her at

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Shifts Start End
Assisting with shelter meal service 346 1/18/2022 12/31/2022
Serving the evening Community Dinner 327 1/18/2022 12/31/2022

The mission of The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. The mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in His name without discrimination.

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