The Salvation Army Fort Myers Area Command


Welcome to the Volunteer portal for The Salvation Army Fort Myers Area

Command. New Volunteer?  Please click on the "Fill In An Application" button in the

upper right corner of this page. Existing Volunteer? Please sign in and proceed to

your profile to view and register for the activities of your choice. If you have

questions,  please either call or email the Director of Volunteer Services, Kris

Volpone at 239-628-1393 or kristen.volpone@uss.salvationarmy.org 

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How You Can Help

Special Events

Thanksgiving and Christmas are swiftly approaching. We serve a community meal on Thanksgiving, and there are many volunteer needs for that. Christmas offers volunteer activities at the Angel Tree warehouse and the community meal served on Christmas Day.

Angel Tree program

Angel Tree is the program that provides Christmas gifts to children in need. Opportunities are available to help distribute the Angel tags, collect and organize the gifts as they come in, and distribution dates are December 21, 22 and 23. Additionally there is an all ages, family friendly food packing day on Saturday, December 4th. 

 

Christmas Red Kettle/Bellringing

Be a part of our iconic Red Kettle program during the Christmas holiday! Please go to https://www.registertoring.com/ to find the location and shift of your choice and register today!

Operations

Operations covers maintenance and sustainability of our facilities and equipment. Most volunteer opportunities will be by special request. Groups have been helpful in the past with planned projects.

 

Emergency Disaster Services

The Salvation Army has been responding to disasters for over 100 years. Additional training is required to be considered for deployment. Local response is open to all approved volunteers.

 

 

Social Services

 

This includes almost everything that is done at the Center of Hope (located at 2400 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901) including Food Services, Food Pantry, residential shelter and Homeless Resource Day Center. 

 

Family Stores

We currently have 2 locations of Family Store (thrift store) one on US 41 just south of Gladiolus, and one on Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral. Duties would include merchandising, cleaning and customer service.

 

Bonita Springs Mission Station

There are many opportunities to volunteer in Bonita Springs throughout the week!  Please click on the grey button that says "Fill in an Application" on the top right corner of this main page to get started. Once you've created a profile you can see what activities are available and sign up. 

We're located at 26820 Old US 41 Road in Bonita Springs, across the street from the Dollar Tree.  

Please feel free to call our office with any questions:  (239) 948-5200.  We're happy to help :) 

Triage and Low Demand Shelter

The Triage and Low Demand Shelter has also been called the Emergency Shelter. This is a place that individuals that need an immediate relief from living on the streets or in the woods can go. Some decide to take advantage of the case management and collaborative agencies to make a change in their lives. Others may leave and go back to where they came in from. The hope is always that at least one person decides to move towards a home of their own. There are various activities available here.

 

The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal

Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated

by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs

in His name without discrimination.