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Ways to Volunteer:

Better Health Through Better Living!

Volunteer on this internal, employee-driven committee to help improve the overall health and wellness of yourself and your co-workers!

  • Assist with the Benefits Fair!
  • Share your ideas on health!
  • Help others achieve wellness!

It's easy to sign up:

  1. Get your supervisor's approval (plus be employed at least 6 months and meets satisfactory performance)
  2. Email:

Committment & Eexpectations:

  • Must attend all meetings (Meetings are 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 10 a.m. in HR conference room, 2nd floor of COB)
  • Must serve on the committee for 1 year
  • Member must actively contribute to meetings/events

Employee's Health & Wellness Facebook Group

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How Do I Join?

Search "Salisbury Employees Health & Wellness"
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  • Challenges & Program Updates
  • Cooking Tips & Recipes
  • Benefits Fair Information
  • Healthy Routine Suggestions
  • Accountability Tool

Salisbury's Workplace Safety Committee

One way for the management team to encourage employee participation in our workplace safety program is through our Safety Committee. The committee helps with implementing and monitoring the City of Salisbury's safety program.

Committee duties include:

  • Developing safe work practices
  • Developing written safety programs
  • Facilitating safety training
  • Workplace self-inspections
  • Accident investigations

The committee also helps promote other activities, inside and outside of work, that encourage employees to support the organization’s safety program.

Developing a culture of safety in your workplace not only holistically supports your employees, but it’s also proven to directly—positively—impact the company’s bottom line.

How to Join:

Contact Leigh Ellington, Risk Manager: , (704) 638-5226.

What is it?

In 2016 Salisbury City Manager W. Lane Bailey developed a series of small-group “community conversations” in multiple neighborhoods to receive feedback and information from residents. The feedback indicated a lack of community self-esteem, combined with limited resources were creating a communication challenge.

Staff realized residents were often unaware of the programs and services offered by the City and other non-profit agencies. They determined simple “door-knocking” to visit residents at their homes could provide updates on city programs and begin building relationships with residents to improve trust and communication.

Using a large map featuring all 21.7 square miles of the city, specific areas of the city were identified. Community Engagement Fridays was launched April 28, 2017, and is carried out every Friday in a different neighborhood of the City. Employees from various departments gather to canvass neighborhoods, speak with residents, provide information and most importantly, listen to their concerns and feedback. Employees are able to meet residents “where they are.” A recap of the information is sent to all applicable departments for follow-up and to answer directly during the following work week.

How can I participate?

We encourage employees from all departments to participate as we walk our local neighborhoods. There are two steps:

  1. Get permission to participate from your supervisor
  2. Email Linda McElroy, Communications Director, to be added to the contact list:

Mentor Partnership Program


This policy provides an opportunity for employees to participate in community service through the City’s Mentor Partnership Program. The City is committed to contributing to the community as a corporate partner. To this end the City encourages employee participation in the identified Mentor Partnership Programs. Mentoring provides opportunities to tutor, act as a role model and provide leadership to children in the community. Under this policy an employee shall be granted a total of 4 hours of paid leave per month for this purpose.


An employee who expresses an interest in the program and meets the criteria required by the Mentoring Program partners is eligible. Requests for such leave shall be granted in accordance with the guidelines listed below.

The employee will be required to furnish certification from Mentoring Program Partner indicating that the employee has met the specific program criteria and been accepted into the partners’ program.

An employee may receive a maximum of 48 hours of leave each calendar year through the Mentor Partnership Leave Program.


An employee who wishes to request leave through the Mentor Partnership Leave Program must submit a completed Request for Mentor Program Application provided by the Human Resources Department and the certification Mentoring Program Partner, as well as the department head's approval.

Accounting and Usage Procedures:

The employee shall document and submit Mentor Partnership Leave Usage in accordance with time card/sheet guidelines. The Human Resources Department shall maintain a list of employees participating in the Program.

Download Mentor Application (PDF)

There are several city programs that provide opportunities to volunteer and help out our community!

  • BlockWork

    • BlockWork is a grass-roots program developed in 2010 by the Community Appearance Commission's Neighborhood Leaders Alliance (NLA). The event strives to bring residents and community volunteers together to build cleaner and safer neighborhoods, one block at a time. BlockWork is always in late October.
    • Projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area. Long-term maintenance responsibility is assumed by block property owners, residents, and neighborhood participants. Learn more are
    • To be a volunteer, fill out the online application, or request a printed copy from

Want to help out at a city event? Be a volunteer! Just make sure you have your supervisor's permission FIRST.

  • Cheerwine Festival

    • The annual Cheerwine Festival is all-day fun! Volunteers can enjoy the cheer, the live music and receive a staff t-shirt and are provided with food & drink for the day.
    • Keep an eye out for an email from the event coordinator, Vivian Koontz, asking for employees to sign up as volunteers. Usually sign ups are in April.
  • Help out at a Health & Wellness or Sway event by joining the committee

  • Be a DSI event volunteer!