HELP NEEDED: Salvation Army volunteers (back, from left) Samol Calac, Merida Mark, Lieutenant Chris Ford, Coral Wilson, Bryan Horton, (front) Margaret Fulloon and Della Fraser are in need of more helpers.
HELP NEEDED: Salvation Army volunteers (back, from left) Samol Calac, Merida Mark, Lieutenant Chris Ford, Coral Wilson, Bryan Horton, (front) Margaret Fulloon and Della Fraser are in need of more helpers. Tegan Annett

Salvos need to double volunteers in store

THE Gladstone Salvation Army needs to double its number of volunteers to continue its work from the family store.

Currently there are 25 volunteers and ideally, 10 are needed every day.

Their emergency services team sits at two at the moment, and they are looking for another eight.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Chris Ford said volunteering for the organisation could help boost confidence and gain skills.

"We can equip the volunteers if they've been out of work for a little while. We can give them some skills to put on the resume," he said.

Salvation Army Family Store manager Merida Mark said there were a range of roles volunteers could take on, including sorting stock, fixing furniture and pricing items.

"We're like a little family here and we all have fun as well as work," she said.

The Gladstone Salvation Army emergency services volunteers assist the local police officers and SES workers.

They were placed on standby last week after the several severe thunderstorms and flash flooding warnings.

"We look after the catering for places like the SES, police and the firies. We try to give them a nice hearty meal," Mr Ford said.

He said the volunteers can be called on at short notice.

"It's a case of getting a handful of people who we know we can call on," Mr Ford said.

For more information on how you can help, phone 4972 1844.



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