Volunteers urgently needed to support The Salvation Army’s Christmas initiatives

While some may think it is still a little early to unpack the holiday decorations, The Salvation Army has been hard at work planning Christmas programs for several months. Now, as the red kettles are appearing outside stores, and Angel Trees are being set up, volunteers are needed to help ensure men, women and children in need throughout our community experience the joys of Christmas.

The Salvation Army of Odessa is seeking volunteers for its Red Kettle campaign and Angel Tree program.

Capt. Justin Vincent of The Salvation Army invites the community to get involved.

“Come spend some time volunteering and make a meaningful impact on the lives of countless individuals this holiday season. We have volunteer opportunities tailored just for you, whether you can spare an hour, a morning, or a full day, and come as an individual, family, or group,” Vincent said in a news release.

Become a Bell Ringer – Every dollar collected in the Red Kettle supports The Salvation Army’s social services programs throughout the year right here in Odessa.

Bell Ringer Volunteer Details:

  • Dates: Now through December 23, Monday – Saturday
  • How to volunteer: Visit RegisterToRing.com and follow the prompts to sign up for the location and shift of your choice or contact Captain Justin Vincent at (432) 332-0738 or [email protected].

Become an Angel Tree Volunteer – Thanks to the generosity of local donors and businesses, The Salvation Army will provide gifts for 600 local children through the Angel Tree program. Volunteer activities include working at Angel Tree adoption locations, sorting gifts, and participating in the gift distribution day for registered families. In addition, churches and businesses can host an Angel Tree to bring joy and holiday cheer to children in the community.

Angel Tree Volunteer Details:

  • Dates: Now through December 18
  • How to volunteer: Contact Captain Stephanie Vincent at (432) 332-0738 or [email protected].

If you’re interested in volunteering to ring the bell or supporting the Angel Tree program, call The Salvation Army at (432) 332-0738, visit 810 E. 11th Street or go to salvationarmyodessa.org.