Please note:

If you have already filled out a volunteer application AND been approved to volunteer for The Salvation Army, you can access your volunteer profile and sign-up for selected volunteer opportunities through the Salvation Army Portal Page.

If you have any other questions about the application process, certain volunteer opportunities or the volunteer portal itself please contact the Volunteer Services at 407-423-8581 Ext 26451.

Step Two: Orientation!

A New Volunteer Orientation will be done at the time of your final application processing before your first Volunteer service.

Some important things to know:

  • All volunteers must pass a background screen prior to volunteering.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperon.
  • Volunteer groups with minors must provide an appropriate number of adult chaperons.
  • Some volunteer opportunities are restricted to ages 18+.

Have questions about what we have covered or need more information? Contact our office at: 407-423-8581 Ext 26451 and ask for Volunteer Services!

On Monday, February 24th, The Salvation Army Orlando Metro Area Command lost one of its longest-sitting Board members, Mr. Carlton ‘Gene’ Colley. For over a decade, we served our community with the help of our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and trusted Advisory Board. For more than a quarter of that decade, Gene Colley diligently served […]

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The Bed & Bread Club is a monthly giving program driven by generous people like you who want to help their neighbors in need. By pledging to donate as little as $12 a month, you can join the fight to address homelessness, the affordable housing crisis, and hunger throughout our community.

When you give to The Salvation Army here in Orange County,
you are making a direct impact on your community through local programming and services that help your neighbors in need. You are giving hope to thousands of men, women, and children who come to The Salvation Army every day looking for a helping hand and a reason to hope for a brighter future.


Your gift ensures that The Salvation Army of Orange County has the resources we need to provide vulnerable individuals and families with food, shelter, clothing, case management, and more.


If 12,000 people pledge to donate $12 for 12 months, we can help 288,000 individuals experiencing homelessness with food, clothing, shelter, case management, and permanent housing assistance.

If 12,000 people pledge to donate $12 for 12 months, we can provide 51,969 food bags to struggling families, which prevents homelessness.

If 12,000 people pledge $12 for 12 months, we raise $1.7 million to help meet the needs of this community.

With $12, you can become a part of an Army FIGHTING FOR GOOD!


We are fully committed to meeting the direct needs of struggling families and individuals here in Orange County. But we can’t help them without your support. By becoming a Bed & Bread Club member, your monthly gift will make a real difference in the lives of so many.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources are scarce, but the overwhelming demand for housing, rent assistance, and utility assistance persists.

The Salvation Army does not close its doors to people experiencing homelessness, even in the event of a public health crisis like the one we are experiencing now. Please consider becoming a Bed & Bread Club member today so we can continue to Do the Most Good for those in need, no matter the circumstances.

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Virtual Red Kettles

The Salvation Army has tried to adapt with the ever-changing pace of technology, by adapting our kettles to receive Apple and Google Pay and QR Codes, but we are afraid this is not enough. To ensure those who need our help the most receive support, we will continue to offer our virtual red kettle program. This is a safe, fun, and easy way to become a virtual bell ringer while giving within the comfort of your home.

As we look ahead to the holiday season, we know the need will only continue to grow, as will the need for financial support. We are challenging our community by asking 1,000 companies, groups, churches, organizations, families, and individuals to adopt a virtual kettle for November and December, attempting to raise $1,000 in each virtual kettle by Christmas Eve. If we can achieve success with this challenge, we can raise $1 million dollars during the Christmas season! This is an opportunity for you to join with family and friends in a time where we feel apart, have a fun challenge with your church group or coworkers on who can raise the most, all while filling this unprecedented need. Help us Rescue Christmas for those without!

For questions, contact Debi Jones

(407) 423-8581 (ext. 26453)

Red Kettle History

This tradition began in San Francisco, 1890. Captain Joseph McFee wanted to raise money to provide a Christmas dinner for the widows and orphans of fishermen who had been lost at sea. He placed a black fishing pot/cauldron on the wharf with a sign that read, “Keep the Pot Boiling!”. That Christmas season, he not only raised enough money to provide a Christmas meal, but gifts and clothing as well. Over the next few years, other large cities continued the tradition. 130 years later, the Red Kettle Campaign of The Salvation Army has become a part of the tapestry of the American Christmas tradition. Millions of dollars have been raised, an average of $25 million per year, nationally, through the Red Kettle Campaign.

With fewer Red Kettles, your donations are needed more than ever to ensure as the pandemic continues, we remain on the front lines helping those most vulnerable.


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