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The Salvation Army relies and benefits from the support of thousands of volunteers who give of their time to serve diverse functions across the organisation. The interest of many in the community and corporate sector to support the work of The Salvation Army is encouraging and demonstrates the concern Australians have for the disadvantaged and marginalised. 
The Salvation Army values its 9,500 volunteers across Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory who work alongside officers and employees to make a difference in the lives of others. Our volunteers play a vital role in each of our centres and services, from providing expertise at advisory board level, to serving meals at Christmas lunches for the homeless.

Our volunteers contributed over 1.5 million hours of service in the past year, extending the reach of the organisation far beyond existing resources. The generosity of our volunteers encourages not only our officers and employees, but also affirms to our clients they are valued and considered. It takes an army of people to effect positive change in the community and our volunteers add their hands and hearts to effect this change. Thank God for our army of volunteers.

Carmel's story

“I love how the Salvos are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people who have been left behind in the community and work to re-connect people to give them a sense of belonging.

I find my volunteer involvement so rewarding as I receive such honest appreciation from the people we connect with.

I have learnt so much about people, relationships, values and about the person I am in this life.”

- Carmel, volunteer at Melbourne Project 614.