Changing the world one act of service at a time

By: Sheila R. Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, Midland Division

Recently I was asked what I enjoy most about my job as Volunteer Coordinator.  I would have to say it’s the inspiration I receive from such caring individuals.  Volunteers see a need, get in and respond.  Most non-profit organizations were started by a group of concerned citizens who felt the call to answer a need in their community.  Margaret Mead said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Volunteers change the world one act of service at a time.

Our friends from Wells Fargo assist at Toy Town, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program, December 2010.

The Salvation Army volunteers are champions for people who are experiencing challenges in their lives.  They are the army behind The Army, willingly performing jobs where the only pay is a “thank you”.  We are always recruiting for our army as the demand for our services continues to grow.  Like Uncle Sam, we want YOU.  Come join our army and help us do the most good, to the most people, in the most need.

This Christmas season, I hope you will take time out of your busy schedule and share a few hours of your time. We have many volunteer positions available including, but not limited to:

  •    Angel Tree Station Attendant at the St. Louis Mills – Volunteers are needed to staff the information and receiving table. Shoppers will select a child’s Angel Tree tag and will purchase Christmas gifts based on the profile. Volunteers will receive the gifts and answer questions.
  •   Bellringer – have you ever walked by one of our bellringers and thought, “That’s looks like fun: maybe I could volunteer to ring?”  If so, please ring for hope this Christmas.  Your service will help many throughout the year.  Bell ringing is a great opportunity for an individual, family or a small group. 
  •  Cans Film Festival. – Saturday December 3rd – Our friends at Wehrenberg Theaters are once again hosting a huge can food drive at all of their theaters.  We need volunteers to help collect and box the donate food, greet donors and pass out movie vouchers.  It’s a fun event and is great for families and small groups.
  •  Toy Town Helper – We need volunteers to serve as personal shoppers, helping parents select toys, distribute food vouchers, staff and stock the toy centers Toy Town will be held at our Corps Community Centers in mid-December.

For more information regarding The Salvation Army’s Christmas volunteer opportunities contact Sheila Davis, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-646-3166 or .  Sign up online: Salvation Army Midland Volunteer Opportunities By Corps


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  • sarah mubuwa  On October 4, 2011 at 4:41 am

    i sheila thanks for the msg darling u re amazing lady the whole word needs to knw the work u re doing out in there.i ve worked as volunteer in salvation army for abt 5yrs nw in orphanage place`s.and i lol the work so much.and am so proud of wht u re doing out there.i really lol to work with u people,bt the distance am in uganda wish i can get over there and do God`s work coz thats wht am called for.ope to hear from u soon and plz do send my lol to my fellow thou far bt in spirit together.take care nd be blessed lol sarah mubuwa.

  • Willene McCann  On October 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I tried to respond to your message about the volunteer work for the Holidays and there is nothing to fill out.
    My name is Willene McCann

    • Salvation Army Midland Division - St. Louis  On October 4, 2011 at 10:11 am

      Willene, if you follow the link you can register online. I will forward your email to our volunteer coordinator who will email you details. You can also call her directly at 314-646-3166. Thanks!

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