From its inception, The Salvation Army has relied heavily on volunteers who support its programs. Often referred to as “the army behind The Army,” volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army’s ability to provide quality social services for the entire community.
Approximately one-and-a-half million volunteers throughout the United States dramatically extend The Salvation Army’s ability to serve the needy.
Through the skills and experience volunteers bring to The Army, they make significant contributions to society by positively impacting the lives of those they assist. Salvation Army volunteers change lives, uplift families and support communities throughout our nation every day.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Feeding the Homeless:
Individuals, families and groups (no more than 10 at a time) are welcome to help cook and/or serve a meal to the homeless at The Salvation Army every day of the week. Breakfast typically starts at 6am and dinner around 3pm (times vary slightly on the weekends). We ask that volunteers notify us a week in advance of when they would like to serve, and arrive 30 minutes prior to the shift.
Thrift Store Volunteers:
Volunteers are much needed in our Salvation Army Thrift Stores! Volunteers are needed to help set up displays, sort and price donations, etc. Store hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. We have two locations:
3300 Moffett Road, Mobile
2015 McKenzie Street, Foley
The Salvation Army is desperately in need of canned and dry goods for our food pantry! Every month around 50 families turn to us in need of assistance, and some months we have to turn families away. If your family, student or organization is looking for a service project, this is a great opportunity that would fill a great need. If you need it to count as volunteer hours, you can submit a plan of action with a schedule of time spent on the project, and we can sign off on your hours.
The Salvation Army takes pride in our neighborhoods and strives to keep our property neat and tidy – but we need help! We need volunteers to help us plant flowers and beautify our outside areas, at our Dauphin Street location as well as our Thrift Stores. Great opportunity for families or organizations looking for a service project!
If you have any questions, or have any other volunteer ideas, feel free to email our Volunteer Coordinator: Katie_Emer@USS.SalvationArmy.org!