The Salvation Army - Niles


With summer and the heat it brings, and the kids out of school, we always see an uptick in service needs.

One of those biggest needs is in our Food Pantry Our pantry is always in need of people throughout the week to come in for 2 - 4 hours during the day to help us sort donations, stock shelves, make up bags, etc.  If you have a couple of hours a week, won't you consider coming in and helping us, even just 1 day a week? 

Our annual 'Back To School Backpack Distribution is approaching fast.  We will need volunteers for packing the backpacks on Monday, August 19th and the distribution day at Niles will be on Thursday, August 22nd.  Volunteers are still needed both days so give us a call and see what shift times we may have available for you.

We still need help in the kitchen for our LUNCH BUNCH.  We need people to help cook, serve, and do the dishes.  Lunch Bunch is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30pm.  Volunteers are needed beginning at 9am.  We have need for those available from 9am until 1pm for cooking and serving and also need volunteers from 12 noon until 2pm to clean-up the dining area and do the dishes. 

With the passing onto glory of one of our long time receptionists, we have need of a receptionist and an on-call receptionist.  We have a Monday afternoon shift available from 12 Noon - 4:00 pm on Monday afternoons.  The on-call receptionist would need to be available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8am - 4pm, normally for a 4 hour shift (8am - 12 noon or 12 noon - 4pm).  The on-call position is needed to cover the reception desk in the event that a regularly scheduled receptionist calls off, or to cover days a regularly scheduled volunteer needs to take a day off.

Please remember most of our volunteer hours of availability will normally be during the weekday - Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4 pm.  We very rarely have volunteer hours on the weekends or evenings. 

Won't you prayerfully consider giving of your time, even if just 1 day a week or month.  WE CAN ALWAYS USE YOUR HELP.

Give Tim, our Coordinator of Volunteer Services a call - 269.684.2660 



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General Interests

Administrative Support

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Office Assistant 1
Receptionist 1

Advisory Organizations

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Advisory Board Member 1

Back to School

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Back to School Distribution 1
Back to School Packing 1

Building and Grounds Beautification

Create a welcoming environment for guests, volunteers, and staff.
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Custodian 1
Maintenance 1


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Christmas Application Volunteer 1
Christmas Application Volunteer After Thanksgiving 1
Distribution Day Elves 1

Emergency Disaster Services

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EDS Worker 1

Lunch Bunch Feeding Program

Community Feeding Program
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Dishwasher 1
Kitchen Assistant 1
Set up 1

Postal Food Drive

Be part of the largest, yearly Food Drive.  Volunteers needed for 2 locations for accepting, sorting, and storing donations.  This drive is held the Saturday before Mothers Day each year, in conjunction with The US Postal Service

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Driver 1
Sorter Michiana Embassy 1
Sorter Post Office 1

Social Services

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Case Worker 1
Pantry Worker 1


Come and serve a thanksgiving meal to our community on November 18th at Michiana Christian Embassy,

Prep for this event is done on Saturday THE 17th at 424 N. 15th starting to cook the Turkey and  Ham and also set up at the Michiana Embassy in the in morning.

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Thanksgiving Community Meal 1
Thanksgiving Community Meal Prep 1

Youth Ministries

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Vacation Bible School Assistant 1
Vacation Bible School Volunteer Meeting 1
Youth Leader Moonbeams 1

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its Ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.