We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill

you can help by volunteering

Sign up for year-round volunteer opportunities at the:

  • Child Development Center
  • Fran Cohen Youth Center
  • Naples Food Pantry
  • Immokalee Food Pantry
  • Naples Family Stores
  • Disaster Assistance Training

Volunteers are valuable assets in The Salvation Army's efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Through the skills and experience, they bring to The Army, volunteers make significant contributions to society by positively impacting the lives of those they assist. Salvation Army volunteers change lives, uplift families and support communities around the world every day.


Red Kettle Campaign

Volunteers are needed to help "Ring the Bells!" It's fun and rewarding. Kettle funds assist Collier County residents with Christmas food, gifts and emergency assistance throughout the year.

We are looking for groups and individuals to take 2-hour shifts, 4-hour shifts or even a whole 8 hour day. Bell Ringers are needed starting in November, typically Black Friday, through December 24th, Christmas Eve, excluding Thanksgiving and Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Kettles will be at more than 60 locations throughout the county.

Call (239) 775-9447 and ask for the Kettle Coordinator.


Choose a family and provide holiday gifts, something for everyone in the family.

Angel Tree

Be an angel and pick an angel card - make a child's toy or clothing wish come true. Donation sites are in area churches and businesses. All ideas are welcome.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

We need help collecting, sorting and distributing a warehouse full of toys to needy families. The official Toy Shop location changes as space is available. Please contact Maria Ramos for details.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Ramos at 239-210-3076 for additional updates.

After School Programs

Volunteers needed for one hour between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, 1-2 days a week. Read with a child, help with homework — they’ll love you for it. We always need supplies, games and equipment for students ages 5-12.

Child Care Center

Supplies, games and equipment are needed for children ages 1-5. Needs are ongoing, we can care for up to 82 children every day.

Food Pantry

Help is needed all year (extra help needed during November and December). Help collect, sort and pack bags for distribution to needy Collier County families.

Family Stores

Stock and sorting donated items and display at Family Stores.Help us to stock and sort donated items in our Family Store and to create enticing merchandise displays.

Disaster Services

Due to numerous regulations from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, it is no longer possible to "just show up" at a disaster site and help. There is now training required for all volunteers before they are even allowed into a disaster area. For a complete list of the disaster training classes offered by The Salvation Army and a calendar of upcoming classes, visit our website at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. - See more at: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org

Special Events

Serve on a committee and help us organize fundraising events. Annual events include The Civic Luncheon and The William Booth Society. Please contact our Director of Development, Martin de St. Pierre at 239-210-4013.

Please print and complete the Volunteer Application Packet. Then, call our Director of Volunteer Services, Maria Ramos at 239-210-3076 to schedule an interview.

Note: Volunteers working with children may require additional screening and training.

To find out more about the available volunteer opportunities at The Salvation Army Naples Corps, please contact Maria Ramos, our Director of Volunteer Services, at:

Email: Maria.Ramos@uss.salvationarmy.org