Volunteers

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.

Current Opportunities:

Kids Easter Fun Day!
We need volunteers to help with this fun day including egg coloring, games, crafts and an egg hunt! March 31, 2018 starting at 10:00am.

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 Tuesday and Thursday, clients arrive at 12 to stock up on fresh produce, bread, sweets and miscellaneous items donated from the Trader Joe’s, BJ’s and Stop and Shop along with produce from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to help with pickup, set up, distribution and cleanup of this program, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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 11:30am-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.


Special Events
Volunteers needed for our Community Easter event, Back to School event, Thanksgiving Assistance program, Christmas Toys & Food Assistance program, Red Kettle program and Vacation Bible School.

Sally's Suppers
Looking for volunteers to teach their favorite, easy, kid-friendly recipes that families can prep here and take home to freeze/cook. You can teach them how to better use their food stamps through menu planning, budgeting and couponing or using store ads. We will also welcome nutritional tips throughout the lesson.

LifeSkills
The topics are unlimited! Volunteers will be needed in all different areas - teaching recipes, shopping skills, couponing class, financial responsibility, household budgeting, handling bank accounts, how to create resumes, job application, household care and maintenance, parenting, self-defense. The possibilities are limitless - what are you good at, that you can teach someone else?

Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap is a youth diversion program. It's mission is: to educate youth on the resources and tools needed for them to make better decisions for themselves and ultimately attain a more promising future. When we are ready for this program to start, volunteers will be needed to teach, mentor and inspire. We are on track to start Bridging the Gap in May or June of 2018.

Food Pantry Needs
Cereal/Oatmeal
Peanut Butter, Jelly
Mac n Cheese
Canned fruit, veggies
Rice (bag/box/plain/flavored)
Box potatoes, box dinner mixes
Condiments/dressings
Canned meats, soups, pasta
Canned/dry beans
Pasta
Shelf stable milk, juice
Granola/cereal bars
Baby Items: Diapers, wipes, lotion (no baby food or formula)

Other Items We Like to Have on Hand:
Blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, sweatshirts, sweatpants, thermals, towels, washcloths, razors, teen/adult toiletry items, women's hygiene items