Get Involved

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Your community. Your time to make a difference. You can play a positive role in the lives of children, families, and seniors. Join the Kroc Center’s Volunteer Community, a community in itself, and enjoy fellowship including an annual volunteer appreciation event!

The Salvation Army Kroc Center provides engaging volunteer opportunities in a variety of fun venues throughout the year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Support, Special Event Assistance, Youth Sports Programs, Tutoring & Education Programs, Theatre Usher, Food Pantry Assistance, Tour Guides, Greeters & More!

More opportunities available here

How to Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer is easy, just follow these steps. As an Active Volunteer, Kroc Center staff will also provide volunteer assignment details and any additional training, as necessary.

Please note - The intake process can take up to one month. All applicants must be at least 16 years old. We are not currently accepting Court Appointed Community Service Volunteers.

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Volunteer Intrest Form

Volunteering Is Good for You!

Did you know that volunteering not only makes you feel good and builds your resume but, also has mental and physical health benefits? Help your community, build your resume with new skills, and become part of our community!

Volunteering increases self-confidence. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.

Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy. Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but it’s especially beneficial in older adults. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.

Authors: Joanna Saisan, M.S.W., Melinda Smith, M.A., and Gina Kemp, M.A. Last updated: December 2012., excerpt taken from helpguide.org

Meet a Volunteer

“I love volunteering at the Kroc Center because it brings me joy and satisfaction. To see the smiles on the faces of all the children and people that utilize this facility and knowing I helped with that in some way, is a true blessing.”
-Tracy

Donate

Your donation will help transform lives. Your gift will stay in your local community, unless specified otherwise. The Army of Compassion strives to make good use of your donation dollars.

For more information regarding Donations, please contact our Director of Communications &
Community Development at 619.269.1411 or donate online here