volunteer

Mobile ministry

The Salvation Army delivers 1,000 free, hot meals to farms in Central California each week. Along California’s Central Coast, spanning Point Mugu to Monterey...

Raising volunteers

Starting early makes a child more likely to give back later.   Getting an early start on volunteering as a family can have the most impact on a child’s futur...

How to be a kind traveler

As a multi-trillion-dollar industry, travel and tourism has become one of the biggest players in the global economy, and according to a 2015 study conducted by ...

Serving with skills

In her office near the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Mackenzie Neitling spends her days reviewing design goals, attending construction meetings and dra...

SERVICE AT THE POINT OF NEED

Nearly 23,000 volunteers served over 161,000 people from 474 Service Extension units in The Salvation Army Western Territory last year. Dan Smith, volunteer...

A choice opportunity

John volunteers weekly at the Spokane Salvation Army Food Bank “At the end of the day, I may be tired from the work I’ve been doing, but I leave here exhil...

FRESH APPROACH

Meighen Lovelace needed help from a Salvation Army food bank a decade ago. Now she’s the one helping clients. When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Sal...

‘I want to help’

When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Salvation Army Vail Valley in 2007, she was in crisis, though she didn’t know what the term meant at the time. S...

The value of volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, recognizes the work of volunteers for causes and charities nationwide. Despite evidence that it leads to health benefit...

‘WE’RE THE GO-TO PEOPLE’

Dan Smith, volunteer advisory council chairman of the Vail Valley Service Center When the Vail Pass on the I-70 closes, stranding drivers on their way to De...

Charting the future of religion

While the altruistic impulse may be specially honored in many religions, it isn’t unique to them. At the start of a typical evening at Monday Night Mission, ...

Messages beyond the cardboard

Images by Homelessfonts.org One organization uses handwriting to help homeless individuals.  You might see them every day, or once a week on your commute...

At-promise

Flailing dropouts and young, struggling parents revisit education at LA’s Reconnections Career Academy. Even after he dropped out of high school, Edwin Escob...

Rising above abuse

President and director of Christian Legal Aid tells a story of struggle and strength. Patricia Oliver knows what it's like to struggle. Her story is one that...