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 Lt. Jamie Blanchette at 508-875-3341 or Jamie.Blanchette@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.
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 Marketplace, food pantry.
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, Wegmans 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 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marketplace Display Groups
During 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 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.
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.
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.
Food Pantry Needs
Peanut Butter, Jelly
Mac n Cheese
Canned fruit, veggies
Box potatoes, box dinner mixes
Canned meats, soups, pasta
Shelf stable milk, juice
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