Learn how you can help

One-time Opportunities

Our one-time opportunities are perfect for those who want a quick and easy way to make a difference. These include activities like serving a meal any day of the year or ringing a bell during the holidays.

Ongoing Opportunities

Ongoing opportunities are designed for those who want to get involved on a regular basis. We’ll know you by your first name, and you’ll get to know the people in our programs. These include activities like working with youth, using your professional skills or serving after a disaster strikes.


Group Opportunities

We can accommodate your group’s desire to do something good together – whether family, friends, coworkers, civic or church groups. Group volunteer activities are typically project-based or part of a larger event.



Piazza Toy Drive 

On November 13, 2019, at The Bourse Market (111 S. Independence Mall E) 12:00pm- 2:00pm we will be kicking off our Christmas Fundraising Campaign for the season in the city of Philadelphia. Thousands of Salvation Army workers and volunteers across the country will ring bells and collect donations for people in need with our iconic Red Kettles. When you give to Red Kettles in Philadelphia all donations stay in the local community when you give to a Red Kettles in Philadelphia.  

Joy of Sharing

Christmas is coming! CBS 3 and The Salvation Army will partner again this year for the 31st annual Joy of Sharing/Toyfest Campaign to benefit children in need this holiday season.

Schedule of events to come.



Breast Cancer Brunch + Workshop  

On October 31, 2019, visit the Kroc Center at 10 am (until 1 pm) for a fun and information brunch and workship on what Breast Cancer really is, the risk factors, and what you can do to prevent and manage it. Entries fee is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers in Room 204. 

Register at the Welcome Desk or online. For more details visit the Kroc Center at the Fitness Center!


learn about the army

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however, we can. Every day we help thousands of people throughout Greater Philadelphia. We offer several unique, local programs that are designed to meet specific local needs. While we offer a vast array of programs and services including several unique, local programs that are designed to meet specific local needs. 
How We Meet Local Needs

Assess the Need

FIRST, we assess the needs of each community in which we serve. We work to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area's particular population.

Build the Programs

NEXT, we build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community.

Invest in the community

THEN, we offer the local programs to the local community working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical and emotional service. 

See What's Happening at our Local Salvation Army 

Why The Salvation Army?

Breadth of Service

From immediate relief to short-term help, to long-term, sustainable change, we are dedicated to serving the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the poor, the lonely, and the lost.


With 82 cents of every dollar dedicated to directly supporting the needs of the community in which it was received, The Salvation Army is committed to stewarding every donation with integrity.


Since 1879, we have been working to provide sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable. We stay not just until the job is done, but long afterward, to ensure that the healing continues.