The Salvation Army has a number of opportunities for primary and secondary school students to get involved.
Whether it be participating in a workshop or presentation, volunteering their time, or fundraising, students will gain a greater understanding of issues facing thousands of Australians every day.
Salvos School Workshops
The Salvation Army offers programs to students in both primary and secondary school. We aim to raise awareness of the issues that many Tasmanians face every day including poverty, homelessness and lack of hope for a better future.
The programs and workshops below are available to inspire students to not just learn about the issues but to rise up, speak up and take action to help make a difference.
Beyond the Classroom
In Tasmania, students have the opportunity to engage directly with staff and clients of The Salvation Army out on locations allowing them to gain a greater understanding of issues facing thousands of Australians every day.
Level: Year 9 - 12
Duration: Full Day
Community & Caring
Community & Caring provides an introduction to The Salvation Army and other similar services in Tasmania. The workshops are on location at a Salvation Army Centre and include interactive activities around caring for others and the concept of community.
Level: Year 4 - 6
Duration: ½ Day
In School Info Sessions
Info sessions provide an overview of poverty in Australia, including the statistics, causes and impact on people and how they are disadvantaged. We also discuss how The Salvation Army supports people in this situation such as homelessness, domestic violence and drug addiction.
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Giving is a feel-good thing. You get get involved by fundraising for us and spread that feeling around.
Even if you're not able to donate money, there are a number of ways you can help us raise the funds we need to deliver our programs. The best part is, you can use your imagination and choose how you would like to contribute. At school you can hold an event such as a Salvos' School Red Day, a sausage sizzle, a school concert, a cake stall, or anything else you can think of.
Feel free to invite a representative from The Salvation Army to come and speak at your school to promote the event.
Let's get RED-iculous! Salvos' School Red Day is a fundraiser for The Salvation Army. It's about getting RED-iculous and hosting your own event to raise money for a good cause.
Couch Wars is a ‘Youth Sleepout’ with a difference. Teams will race around the Hobart CBD finding hidden couches and completing challenges against other teams. After the challenge is over we will share in a basic meal and sleep rough for the night.
During the evening there will be a few more twists and turns as well as hearing from those from our Street to Home team.
Sign up to volunteer
Our Red Shield Appeal is held every year during the month of May. Students can participate in a number of different ways.