Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunities for Christmas 2018

Christmas Central Volunteers:

We have multiple positions available for Christmas Central this year including intake volunteers as well as host/hostess position. The location for this to be announced, volunteers will be working with Chilliwack Low income residents that are in need of a Christmas Hamper. You can work a 2 hour shift or a full day if you prefer!

Christmas Central opens November 13 and will close December 14.  The hours are 10am to 12pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Monday Through Saturday.


Christmas Drivers/Grocery Store Pickups:

We need a few volunteers that are able and willing to pick up food from all of the grocery stores in Chilliwack a few days per week.  Typically you use your own vehicle, however we can arrange for our cargo van if needed. This will be a commitment of 1 time or more a week for a few hours per day.


Christmas Kettles Campaign/Bell Ringers:

The Salvation Army is known around the world for the red kettles, you can be a part of this worthwhile cause.  We require volunteers to work 2 hour shifts collecting donations on behalf of The Salvation Army.  If you would like to volunteer for our Kettle Campaign I will put you in touch with our kettle coordinator.

Kettles Start November 17 and will be going strong until December 24, 2018.  Kettle times are 10am to 8:45pm Monday-Friday and 10 am to 6pm on Saturdays, in 2 hour shift increments.


Parking Fundraisers at Heritage Park:

This year we have the honor of collecting donations for the foodbank, Heritage Park allows non-profit groups collect donations for parking at events, this year we have 7 days and we are looking for volunteers or groups of 6 people to assist in parking duties as well as donations for 2 hour shifts.  Volunteers are welcome to attend the event for free before or after your parking shift! The dates and times are as follows:

Moto Cross is coming to town Friday November 23 and 24th, and November 30th -December 1st from 5:30pm to 9pm

The Christmas Expo comes to town and December 7 from 3:30-8:00pm, December 8 and 9th are from 9:30am-3:00pm.



Saturday December 1- we are in need of multiple volunteers in multiple locations if you have some time to spare please select one of the activities below:

Santa Shuffle-Located at Townsend Park 10am- Positions to be announced

Fill the Cruiser Food Drive-Times to be announced

Moto Cross PARKING fundraiser- See above

Shred a thon-At cottonwood mall parking lot 10am-2pm and they are 2 hour shifts.

December 18, 2018

Building Christmas Hampers-We will need volunteers during the day to help build approx. 1400 Hampers morning and afternoon shifts available-  9am to approx.. 2pm

Adopt a Family– Hampers start to come in, volunteers are needed to assist in receiving the hampers

Shifts are 9:50am-3pm as well as 2:45pm-7pm multiple volunteers are needed.  The Salvation Army Church 46420 Brooks Avenue

December 19, 2018

Adopt a Family– Hampers start to come in, volunteers are needed to assist in receiving the hampers

Shifts are 9:50am-3pm as well as 2:45pm-7pm multiple volunteers are needed.  The Salvation Army Church 46420 Brooks Avenue

December 20, 2018- 9am-3pm

Hamper Distribution Day: 

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including checking in our clients, preparing hampers, paperwork, kitchen helpers, lifters, delivery drivers, greeters and a variety of other volunteer roles.

Adopt a Family:

Client Greeters, Reception hamper distribution, assisting clients with hampers, lifting, organizing hampers and a variety of other tasks.

December 21, 2018

Hamper Distribution Day: 

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including checking in our clients, preparing hampers, paperwork, kitchen helpers, lifters, delivery drivers, greeters and a variety of other volunteer roles.

Adopt a Family:

Client Greeters, Reception hamper distribution, assisting clients with hampers, lifting, organizing hampers and a variety of other tasks.

School Food Drive Pickups:  December 21, 2018

We are in need of volunteers on December 22 to assist the car dealerships volunteers in collecting food from all of the schools that have signed up to do the food drives.  Volunteers are needed from 9 am to 3pm and will have lunch in between.  If you can help for the whole day that’s great, if not you could work a morning or afternoon.

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