THE Red Shield Appeal is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army, but Ballina captain Peer Cathcart said it is getting harder and harder to get volunteers to help out.
"People are so busy these days," he said.
"So with fewer volunteers to do the doorknock, we are having static collection points as well.
"If you see someone that weekend with a Red Shield Appeal bucket or bag, you'll know that they are collecting money for us and you can donate on the spot."
The doorknock appeal will be held on the weekend of May 19-20.
Static collection points will include Ballina Fair and Ballina Central, and the church in Tamar Street, as well as the Family Store.
The Salvation Army needs to reach a national doorknock goal of $10 million to maintain services in the year ahead.
Captain Cathcart said they were hoping to attract between 50 and 100 volunteers for this year's Red Shield Appeal in the Ballina Shire.
"Each person who comes forward will make a big difference," he said.
"And it doesn't matter if you can't do it that weekend - you can collect the week before or the week after.
"You can collect just in your street, your block or your neighbourhood."
To donate, or to volunteer your time for the Red Shield Appeal, visit salvos.org.au or call 137 258.