Looking to get involved during our Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons? Visit our Holiday page here!
Calling All Volunteers!
The Salvation Army of Framingham loves our volunteers! We wouldn't be able to do most of what we do without them! We have volunteer groups, individual volunteers, court mandated volunteers, school mandated volunteers, young, old, women, men, tall, short, big, little - you name it- we've got them! And we appreciate them!
Who to contact:
If you would like to volunteer at The Salvation Army in Framingham, your first step is to call or email Major Lynnann Rivers at 508-875-3341 or LRivers@use.salvationarmy.org. She will talk to you about what you are interested in and why you want or need to volunteer. After that, there will be some paperwork to fill out and some approvals to get.
Sally's Marketplace & General Food Donation Pickup
We need volunteers to help us pick up donated food. This is typically done in the morning and it would be extremely helpful if you had a large vehicle or van. Pickups happen at grocery stores, restaurants, and the Greater Boston Food Bank. The food picked up will be used for Sally's Marketplace, food pantry and Miracle Kitchen.
Sally's Marketplace Workers
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, people from the community can come in as early as 11:00am and get a number for the Bread Room. After the donations come in (around 11:00am), the numbers get called in order at Noon. The donations are from Trader Joe's, BJ's, Roche Brothers, Whole Foods and Stop and Shop, along with produce from the food bank. Depending on how much comes in, the volunteers let clients know how much they can take. Clients are allowed to come in every Tuesday and Thursday.
Sally's Marketplace Display Groups
During Sally's Marketplace, we like to bring in community groups who can offer helpful tools to our clients. Typically, there is one group setting up a table for each day of Sally's Marketplace, from 11:00am-1:00pm. We would love to have some new groups in! For example, we have had groups in that can help our clients learn about budgeting, connect them with healthcare and other resources, etc.
Jimmy's Wish List
Help us by providing the necessary items on Jimmy's Wish List - he coordinates our Miracle Kitchen, which provides a meal each night to our community! Make Jim's day with these items!
- Soups, any kind (Large cans)
- Drink mix (lemonade, iced tea, Kool Aid)
- Coffee, ground
- Powdered non-dairy creamer
- Sugar (5 lb. bags)
- Salt and pepper shakers
- Paper towels
- Dawn dish soap
- Trash bags (40 gallon large black bags)
- Dish/Cleaning towels
- To-go Containers (styrofoam)
- 9" Styrofoam dinner plates or heavy duty paper plates
- Plastic forks, knives, spoons
- Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and gallon ziploc bags
- Foodservice gloves (Large)
- Toiletries of all kinds (trial size)
- Spices, unopened or new, any kind
- Cloth aprons