Volunteers are everyday people who thrive to help others. Volunteering does not require extensive skill or training, it just requires heart. If you have the heart to help, The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers who are committed, caring and have a heart to serve! To become a Volunteer you must complete an application, background check, Child Safe training, and orientation.
The Kroc Center relies on more than its paid staff to meet the mission of Joan Kroc. Mrs. Kroc was clear in her intent: The Kroc Centers were to be places where children can learn from one another, individuals can seek personal growth and development, and a place for the community to gather in leisure and fellowship in an environment that embraces the love and acceptance that Jesus Christ teaches us. As a volunteer, you can help us make that dream a reality!
There are various volunteer opportunities including helping with Sports and Recreation, Food Pantry, Tours, Special Events, the Library, Outreach and much more! There are also various opportunities for groups to conduct a volunteer project for The Salvation Army such as organizing a food and toy drive, Kettles and feed the homeless. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to be considered.
There are also opportunities for corporate and community groups to conduct a volunteer project for The Salvation Army, such as organizing a food or toy drive, bell-ringing during the Christmas season, and supporting our urban missions team with feeding the homeless.
If you would like more information about Volunteering at The Salvation Army Kroc Center please contact our Volunteer Office: 856.379.4861
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In December 2014, Barbara Pfeiffer became a bell ringer and rang the bell at the Walmart shopping center in Audubon. She hasn’t stopped serving The Salvation Army since.
Pfeiffer, who officially registered as a volunteer in March of 2015, has contributed over 210 hours of service, serving as a Kroc Ambassador giving tours, working at the Welcome Desk, the library, instructing at summer camp and teaching Art in Kroc Kids.
“I’ve lived in Camden for 30 years and I knew that this was going to be a place that was going to bring people together,” said Pfeiffer. “I have found that everybody is in their own little section in Camden and this was a place that could bring them together.”
As a volunteer, Soto came in with a smile every day and a desire to help others. Whether it was volunteering in the Choice Food Pantry presented by Subaru helping clients’ select healthy food options and stocking panty shelves, or sharing her unique computer skills in the Volunteer Office while doing tons of data entry, Soto was always happy to share her time and talents. She also helped at various special events and graciously washed endless amounts of dishes in preparing for the Christmas Dinner last year... and did so with a smile. Ana’s gifts of humble service were noticeable.
During her first six months, Soto served more than 440 hours as a volunteer.
“By volunteering at the Kroc Center, it was a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new administrative skills and it gave me the opportunity to come out of my shell,” Soto said. “[The people at the Kroc Center are] like a family, and not just acquaintances.”
For John Kauffeld it is a burning passion – not just about The Salvation Army, but about giving back in any way he has the means.
“I’m a true believer that if you don’t give back, you are missing a big part of the equation,” Kauffeld said. “It’s almost an obligation.”
“I love working with kids. There is nothing more rewarding than having one of the kids you coached come back to you now that they are college and say ‘I remember things you told me when I was 10.’ It’s a beautiful thing when you are working with kids and you can see the light go on. It’s not whether they are going to be professional athletes or professional scholars, it’s the fact that are you instilling self confidence in them that will help enable them to take care of themselves, meet people eye to eye and be good people. When you get a chance to get involved with that, how can you not do it?”
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