Racine Volunteer Opportunities

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.

If you would like more information, please contact Marcia Dilbeck, Administrative Assistant, at (262) 632-3147 ext. 16 or by emailing marcia_dilbeck@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Ring Bells

Salvation Army Racine Bell Ringer

The Salvation Army of Racine is looking for volunteers filled with Christmas Spirit to help us ring in donations during our Red Kettle Campaign.

Our bell ringing season continues until Christmas Eve. We ring bells Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at various locations throughout Racine. Two hour minimum shifts are required.

Bell Ringing is a great volunteer experience for all ages. It is the perfect opportunity to introduce young children into the spirit of volunteerism. High School students can count bell ringing for their community service hours needed.

Clubs, organizations, families, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, indiviuals, couples, everyone is welcome to help us in our efforts to raise money to help those less fortunate in the Racine Community throughout the year.


If you would like more information, please contact Marcia Dilbeck, Administrative Assistant, at (262) 632-3147 ext. 16 or by emailing marcia_dilbeck@usc.salvationarmy.org.

We look forward to hearing from you. Merry Christmas!

Community Fundraisers

The Mears Brothers
The Mears Brothers performed their new hit single "Christmas in Wisconsin" at the City of Racine's Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monument Square in November, and kicked off our 2014 Kettle Campaign at that time. (About The Mears Brothers)

Salvation Army Racine The Mears Brothers Christmas in Wisconsin

For a donation of $5.00 you can pick up this CD with the hit song "Christmas In Wisconsin" including 9 more Country songs. 100% of the proceeds go to the Racine Salvation Army.

Pick up the CD at The Salvation Army Racine or any of these Racine businesses. If you prefer you can click here to buy the cd online.

Click here to hear a sample of 'Christmas in Wisconsin' by The Mears Brothers.

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

Host a Coat Drive

Racine Community FoundationOne in five Racine children are living in poverty. During cold weather months, many children arrive at school without a warm coat. The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program provides an average of 1,200 coats to children in the Racine area. All coats are donated are picked up at various drop-off sites throughout the city, including all Johnson Bank locations. Cintas cleans all donated used coats as a donation. Coats are distributed through Racine Unified Schools, other child serving agencies and families in early November each year. A secondary distribution in January or February takes place when coats continue to be donated after the fall distribution. We are very appreciative of the monetary donations from Racine Community Foundation and Johnson Bank employees.

Host a Food Drive

Food drives are an excellent way to help contribute to our food pantry. We serve an average of 400 clients a month. Each client receives enough food to feed the entire household for three days. To get started, contact our Food Pantry Coordinator at (920) 232-7660.

Host a Toy Drive

New toys and clothing during the holiday season are always needed. If you are interested in making a donation, please bring it to the Corps.

Donate a Vehicle

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to The Salvation Army Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Your vehicle donations make a difference in people's lives.

To donate a vehicle today, start by giving us a call.

Toll Free: (800) SA-TRUCK

We accept boats, cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and more from anywhere in the nation.

Donate Goods

The Salvation Army appreciates donations of lightly-worn clothing and a host of other goods. The sale of these items goes directly to fund community programming in cities and towns all across the nation.

To Schedule a Pick Up

Have larger items that you want to donate? We accept donations of furniture, appliances, and many other things and would be glad to schedule a time when our personnel can come to pick up these large donations. To schedule a pick up:

From the Greater Milwaukee Area:
Call (800) SA-TRUCK

To Drop Off Items

For smaller items we ask that you drop these off at one of our familiy store locations or other designated drop off sites. Click here to visit our family stores website and find the donation site nearest you.