There are many different ways to get involved with The Salvation Army. We offer volunteers a chance to change people's lives across a wide range of activities and programs - all the while, being changed themselves.

All of our volunteer opportunities are coordinated locally, where our staff understands exactly how you can be of the most help to most people.

Some of our ongoing needs include:

  • Food Pantry
  • Office Work
  • Cleaning
  • Thrift Store Help
  • Maintenance

To get started, please fill out the volunteer application and deliver it to our office. For more information, please contact Capt. Telinda Wilson at (920) 923-8220 or Telinda_Wilson@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Ring Bells

Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Most people are familiar with our red kettles and hear those bells ringing at locations throughout Fond du Lac. The funds raised during November and December stay in our community to assist with emergencies like the ones listed below:

  • Utility disconnects
  • Rent when evication notices are received
  • Motel rooms when emergencies arise such as a house fire or to assist a stranded motorist due to inclement weather
  • Restaurant meals when staying in motels
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Co-pays on medical prescriptions
  • Gasoline for vehicles to travel to work
  • Auto repairs

Click here to sign up now to ring bells for The Salvation Army Fond du Lac Corps this year.

Help During Disasters

The Best Way to Help
During disasters, the best way you can help survivors is to contribute financially. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

The Salvation Army has opportunities for you to serve in times of disaster with volunteer teams. We provide training across a wide range of volunteer support services and keep you connected with your local Salvation Army for updated information.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please visit our national disaster services website.


Non-Financial Gifts

The work we do is fueled with the help we receive.  Every season, there are numerous ways for you, your family, your business, school, church and civic organization to help us, help others. Below are the numerous ways you can donate* and help all year long.

Year round  
  • Food for Fond du Lac County’s largest food pantry
  • Hygiene, personal care, laundry & cleaning supplies
  • Pathway of Hope and self-sufficiency supplies
  • New & gently used items for our Thrift Store (click here – goes to Thrift Store page)
  • Food for Brown Bag Lunch, Fond du Lac County’s largest free summer program
  • Supplies for Back to School 
  • New & gently used coats
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas meal supplies 
  • Supplies and meals for Fond du Lac County’s only warming shelter
  • Toys & Gifts for Christmas 
  • Birthday & Celebration Supplies 

Calendar of Needs with specific items we need and a timeline that will ensure your donation serves most effectively.

Organize a collection of any of the items we need at your school, church, club, organization or place of employment. Contact our Community Resource Development Director to get started.

Volunteer your time.

Donate to our Thrift Store.

Pray for us and those we serve.

  Together, we’re “Doing the Most Good” for Fond du Lac County. Thank you.