Christmas

The Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign is The Salvation Army's largest fundraising event of the year.  We rely on volunteers to assist in our efforts.  We would love to have you ring for a two hour shift, so if you feel that might be too long to stand outside by a kettle stand recruit some friends to help you out. 

If you wish to volunteer as an individual, a family, a business or some other type of group please call Jeff Prisner at (517) 484-4424. You could also call our volunteer coordinator Jon Curtis at 517-482-9715 ext. 28 if interested.     Be sure to leave a phone number so we can call you back.  

DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Holiday Community Meals: at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Thanksgiving-November 20: 10am-2pm
  • Christmas-December 18: 10am-2pm
    • Assist with set up, dish up food, take food to the clients and assist with clean up.

Intake: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

November 1-November 21:             Monday: 12pm-6pm and Tuesday thru Friday: 930am-330pm

  • Check in Volunteer:
    • Give numbers, applications & child wish lists to clients.
    • Call numbers for clients to be interviewed.
  • Interview Volunteers
    • Review applications to make sure all information is completed.
    • Review items from clients-such as pictured ID, verification of address, verification of children and verification of monthly income.
    • Have clients sign the Christmas & Service Point Release forms.
    • Fill out & give clients the information packet.

Money Counting: at 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • November 13-December 26: Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm
  • Sort & count bills, operate the coin machine.

Mailing: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 4: 9am-12pm
  • For the letters to the Christmas client- tape letters, place labels on letters and place stamps on letters

Gift Card Labels: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 8: 9am-12pm
  • Place labels with amounts on the gift cards

Adopt-A-Family: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Sorting-December 8: 10am-4pm
    • Assist the Adopt-A-Family Coordinator with sorting the gifts. Must be able to lift.
  • Distribution-December 12: 1245pm-3pm
    • Check in adopted families, get gifts for the families and help to load gifts in their car.  Must be able to lift.

Food Only Distribution: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 13: 9am-2pm
  • Front Door: Give numbers to clients.
  • Check in Table
    • Call numbers.
    • Collect clients letter, pull clients application, see clients ID & proof of address.
    • Give application to client.
  • Gift Cards:
    • Take application from client. 
    • Locate client in the gift card binder.
    • Pull a gift card & write the number in the binder.
    • Have client sign binder.
    • Give gift card to client.

Toy Shop: at 3305 S. Pennsylvania Avenue

  • December 14: 11am-7pm
  • December 15: 9am-5pm
  • December 18: 11am-7pm
  •  December 19: 9am-5pm
  • Reception Area:
    • Number Caller: Call numbers for clients to be processed.
    • Bins: Collect clients letter and pull clients application. Give application to client.
    • Gift Cards:
      • Take application from client. 
      • Locate client in the gift card binder.
      • Pull a gift card & write the number in the binder.
      • Have client sign binder.
      • Give gift card to client.
      • Give application to the volunteer to call names for the escort.
    • Call Names for Escorts: Keep applications in order and call name of client when an escort is available. Give application to escort.
  • Escorts: Take client through the toy shop area and help them to pick out gifts for their children 13 & under.
  • Checkout:
    • Once clients have completed picking out gifts, they will go to the checkout table.
    • Assist with giving out helmets and batteries to those who need them.
    • Collect the applications and file in the bins.

 

Get Involved!

Register to Volunteer by clicking here.  

 

New Opportunities

Youth Recreation

We are looking for two volunteers to organize and supervise unstructured and structured recreation for youth in the community around 525 N. Pennsylvania.  Prefer athletic/sports minded people who can share their love of sports and exercise with the youth as well as engage in intentional relationship building.  Also requires Salvation Army Safe From Harm Training and background check.

Other Continuing Opportunities

Beginnings Child Care

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Teacher's Assistant

 

 

Community Cares Ministries Citadel and South Corps

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Emergency Disaster Services

Community Meals Greeter

Community Meals Volunteer

Licensed Cosmetologist-South Corps

Pantry of Choice

Pantry of Choice-South Corps.

Volunteer Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Service program

This program helps persons in the Community to complete needed court ordered Community Services hours or hours through the Lansing Housing Commission. This is considered mandated and not a volunteer position.

You must call to set up an appointment. For more information please call Jon Curtis at 517-482-9715 ext.28.

 

         

Volunteer Coordinator

Jon Curtis

Jon_Curtis@usc.salvationarmy.org