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Thanks for your interest to volunteer. 

It takes an army of people to provide and enable the practical care for over a million Australians every year. Volunteers bring to life our values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community. 

What type of volunteering interests you?
- In the community?
- As a collector for the Red Shield Neighborhood Appeal? 
- With Salvos Stores? 


Volunteer as a Foster Carer  

Do you have a spare bed and a stable home? We are currently in great need of Foster Carers to look after vulnerable children and young people in Melbourne's Western region and Victoria's South Gippsland region. You can choose to provide emergency or respite care, short-term or long term placements.  

To learn more about foster care through Westcare click here and or Salvocare Eastern click here. We would love to hear from you! 

Volunteer in the community

We run a huge range of community programs and services in homelessness, domestic violence, counselling, court and prison services, youth issues, emergency relief and aged care – just to name a few. Each of these programs requires dedicated and committed people both on the front line and behind the scenes.

Volunteer roles are determined by each Salvation Army centre or corps (community church) and are developed to meet the specific needs of each different program or service. This means we often have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities available– from business analysts, gardeners, chefs to receptionists and mentors – the list goes on! 

Search for volunteer opportunities now!  

Volunteer for the Red Shield Neighborhood Appeal

The Red Shield Neighbourhood Appeal is our largest fundraiser and we’re inviting you to be part of it. In May, we will be engaging with the Australian community though door-to-door, along with collections at static sites and intersections (Victoria only). The Appeal provides the greatest opportunity for the public to make a donation to The Salvation Army. 

As a Red Shield volunteer collector you actively contribute to making all the work of The Salvation Army possible. This is also the ideal volunteer opportunity if you are looking for a once-off or short term volunteer role.   

Volunteer with Salvos Stores

Volunteers are integral to the operations of Salvos Stores, whether it’s helping out within a store or in the warehouse, office or call centre. With over 200 Store locations there are lots of volunteer opportunities available, and you can search and apply for a role through The Salvos Store website

Volunteer Resources Contact Details 

Want to know more? Send us an e-mail or give us a call.

Northern Territory
Jannette Philp
The Salvation Army
Volunteer Enquiries
PO Box 189
Darwin NT 0801
Tel: (08) 8944 6000

South Australia
Major Wendy Simpkin
The Salvation Army
Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 300
Fullarton SA 5063
Tel: (08) 8408 6900

Lisa Taton
The Salvation Army
Volunteer Enquiries
PO Box 50
New Town TAS 7008
Tel: (03) 6228 8425

Volunteer Resources Team
The Salvation Army
PO Box 479
Blackburn VIC 3130
Tel: (03) 8878 2467

Western Australia
Katrina Perera
The Salvation Army
Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 8498
Perth Business Centre, WA, 6849
Tel: (08) 9260 9509