The Salvation Army - Alton, IL

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Looking for enthusiastic, inspirational, community minded individuals with diverse professional backgrounds, knowledge, experience, talents, perspective and networking skills. Individuals who are attentive stewards, a source of inspiration and are willing fundraisers.

The advisory council is consists of these selected community leaders, who are charged with the responsibility of advising and assisting the local Salvation Army in planning and supporting the daily activities that meet the needs in the communities surrounding of Northern Madison County.

The men and women on the advisory council serve as committee chairs for finance, program, community relations, fundraising/development, properties, emergency disaster and social services which meet once a month.
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Advisory Council Members 1


Be part of the traditional Christmas landscape as a Red Kettle Bellringer.
If you and/or organization enjoy being around people and are outgoing and personable this is the volunteer opportunity you are looking for!

As a bellringer you may select a specific location(s), date(s) and a two hour time block  where you will ring an old fashion-style school bell and extend Christmas cheer to customers who deposit pocket change into a red kettle as they enter and exit local businesses.  All of our locations are outside.

The Kettle Season runs from Thanksgiving to just before Christmas.

Proceeds from the bell ringing efforts stay in the local area and will help provide the funding for food, housing and energy assistance, emergency aid and other services throughout the year to those requiring our support.

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Kettle Counter 1 11/13/2017 12/23/2017

Bell Ringing - East Route

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Bell Ringing - Schnucks - 72 Airport Plaza, Bethalto 86 11/22/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Shop & Save - 1900 E Edwardsville Rd, Wood River 103 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Shop & Save - 634 Berkshire Blvd, East Alton 121 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walgreens -172 E McArthur Dr, Bethalto 102 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walmart - Wood River Grocery Door 106 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walmart - Wood River Retail Door 93 11/24/2017 12/23/2017

Bell Ringing - West Route

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Bell Ringing - Alton Square Mall Post Office 108 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Schnucks - 2712 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey 37 11/22/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Schnucks - 2811 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, 62002 116 11/22/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Shop & Save - 1721 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton 116 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walgreens - Godfrey 101 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walmart - Godfrey Grocery Door 48 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bell Ringing - Walmart - Godfrey Retail Door 73 11/24/2017 12/23/2017


The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services (ESS) Program bridges a gap for families and individuals by meeting their emergency and basic needs while they are working through their temporary financial crisis.

After assessing clients’ needs, Salvation Army caseworkers provide and assistance package to help clients during temporary setbacks. Part of that package may include referrals to other agencies, which have forged partnerships with The Salvation Army.

Services, based upon available funding, include assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utilities, clothing, groceries/meals, disaster recovery, funeral expenses, furniture, prescriptions and spiritual counseling.
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Food Pantry Volunteer 11 11/24/2017 12/29/2017


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Community Service Work 1


The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance to less fortunate families.

The volunteer opportunities avaliable for Seasonal Assistance include helping families fill out assistance applications, filling angel tree gift bags and visiting with clients as they come to pick up their gifts.
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Toy Shop Volunteers 1


Assist homeless residents in daily life tasks and to achieve self-sufficiency
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Shelter Weekend Dinners 1


Through The Salvation Army Character Building programs, young people will develop their individuality and potential through gaining a sense of personal identity and character through interaction with other young people and leaders. In every Character Building program offered by The Salvation Army, young people will learn the importance of Christian values and biblical truths. All volunteers must submit and pass background checks.
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Youth Worker 1

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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.