There are a variety of ways to help The Salvation Army in Johnson County fulfill its mission to help those in need.

It is remarkable the good that just one volunteer can do for a person, a family, or even a whole community.

The rewards of volunteering can be immense for both the volunteer and for those on the receiving end. Your donation of time, talents and hard work given with a kind-hearted attitude can produce amazing results. This volunteer support enables us to utilize our funding to provide services that are designed to meet the needs of our community. This support is invaluable.

The Salvation Army offers volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as opportunities for group projects. Independent volunteering is a great way to meet new people while helping others, and group projects serve as wonderful team-building activities for established groups or clubs.

Our partners are corporate, church, civic and community groups who support The Salvation Army of Johnson County. They are allies with the Army in its fight against poverty, hunger, homelessness and addiction, and in its efforts to rescue those who are victims of disaster.

These "special forces" send in reinforcements in terms of volunteers who stand shoulder to shoulder with Army personnel. They also provide supplies needed on various fronts through in-kind donations, or they contribute financially to buy necessary materials.

Weekday Food Shelf – Since 1989-Courtesy of local business donations and Table to Table, bread, pastries, and other perishable food items are available for clients to take home. No application required.

Evening Meal – Since 1993-A hot meal is served M-F evenings 4:00-6:00 pm - Dinner is served at 5:00 pm. .  Serving 50-80 people including those living on the street, families attempting to stretch their income and  travelers temporarily stranded in the area.

Bell Ringing - The Johnson County Salvation Army uses the famous Red kettles to raise funds to support holiday activities and other local programming throughout the year. School, church and service groups, along with many individuals volunteer to ring the bell and raise much needed support for the Army. Over the holiday season we have 3,356 shifts we need filled by volunteers - will you be one of them?

Marine Toys For TotsThe Johnson County Salvation Army partners with the Marine Toys For Tots program each year to provide a tangible gift of hope to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. In 2016 our efforts in Johnson County touched 1,293 families providing 1,642 children with gifts of books/toys.

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Call us at 319-337-3725


 Whatever you do to help us to help others is appreciated! - Thank You!