Salvation Army Alexandra


Organisation Summary:

Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand.

We’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support.

At The Salvation Army we are committed to our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

We work hard to provide better options in life and a helping hand towards a brighter future for families and individuals who ask for help.

In Alexandra the services the  Salvation Army provides include running the second hand retail store, food bank and community garden.


To undertake handiwork around the church buildings on an as required basis.  All tools and materials supplied.  Only for minor repair works, any majors are undertaken by paid qualified tradespeople.

Time Commitment:

Usually undertaken during weekdays on an as required basis.  Often nothing for a few months and then a couple of things in quick succession.

Skills required:

  • Experience in undertaking building repairs with the skills and ability to do a nice tidy job.
  • Fit and mobile enough to undertake lifting and physical activity at your own pace. 
  • Personable, polite, respectful, honest, reliable.
  • A police vetting check may be required.

Skills gained:

Ongoing use and possible development of existing trade skills.

Self satisfaction from knowing you are supporting people in need and a worthwhile cause.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon