The Salvation Army - Aberdeen

Most Good in these key areas:

Mealshare Teams –  Rebuilding our monthly volunteer kitchen teams – Does your group want to help serve lunch together one to two days a month?  Groups of 3 to 7 individuals help serve and clean up a nutritious hot  lunch to 40 to 50 people.


Mealshare cooks – Rebuilding our monthly volunteer kitchen teams – Does your group want to help prepare and cook a meal for approx. 50 people. 


Food Warehouse Driver – Ever wanted to move items with a pallet jack and a box truck?  Here’s your chance. You have the opportunity up to three times a week to help collect food donations and bring them to our Corps.  Use those muscles to produce great results in our community.


Thrift Store Volunteer – We have been overwhelmed by the public’s generosity and we need your help.   Do you like books? Clothes? Or do you love to find that one unique and memorable item? Help us sort, prep and tag these and many more items for the sales floor. Even just one hour a week can help make a big difference as every sale helps us to help others through our casework office. Great project for Families with teens.

Mealshare host – Greet people as they arrive for our noon time hot lunch.  Make them feel welcome as they choose to dine in or carry out.  Up to five days a week for a little over an hour each day.

Volunteer Administrative Assistant – Help keep our volunteer office running smoothly with data entry, scheduling, correspondence, and background checks. Two hour blocks up to 12 hours a week.

Office Receptionist – Be the first smiling face and friendly voice to people stopping by or calling our front desk. Some minor office work as well.  Shifts from 3 to 4 hours throughout the week.

Food Warehouse Volunteers – The need for food assistance has increased and so have our donations. Help sort donated food onto shelves and make food boxes for singles and families to pick up later. Shifts can be a little as 2 hours per week.  Great family project.

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Food Warehouse Driver

Help Fight Hunger in our community. 

Several business donate to us weekly or even daily,  we just need to pick it up.  Pick a morning of the week that you are able to drive our van to pick up boxes of bread, produce or other items. 

Strong legs and back are helpful as some of the boxes can be 40 lbs. 

Contact us at 605-225-7410 or email for more details.

Thrift Store Volunteer

Help raise funds for the work in our community.

Two hours once a month or a few hours a week.  You can help sort donated items for display on our sales floor. 

Maybe you like books, clothes, music, or just like to see the unique items people have dropped off to us.   Items sold through our thrift store help to raise funds to help others in our community meet basic needs.

A great opportunity for groups.

Contact us at 605-225-7410 or email for more information.  


Help Fight Hunger in our community. 

Get 2 to 4 friends together with you and help serve a hot lunch over the noon hour once a month. Your smiles and caring attitude can make a difference in people's lives.

Arrive at 11:45, Serve at noon, call for seconds at 12:20, sit down for a bite and visit with the crowd then begin to clean up.  Most groups are done by 1:15 pm  

Contact us at 605-225-7410 or email for more details.

Administrative Volunteers

Help us minister to our volunteers.

You could be part of the team that help our office to run smoothly. From answering phones, greeting visitors, thanking donors, data entry or general office work, these are the people that help us keep moving forward.  

From two hours a week to several times a month. Call 605-225-7410 or email for more info.

Food Warehouse Worker

Help Fight Hunger in our community. 

From soup cans to bags of walnuts, help us weigh, sort, tag and shelf these donations so that we can make food bags, snack packs and other items to help fight hunger in our community.

From a couple hours a week to several shifts a month , please contact us at 605-225-7410 or email for more details.


Administrative Volunteers

Our small staff could never manage their heavy workload without support from our administrative volunteers.

Opportunities range from simple office and janitorial duties to college internships.

Interested volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application, pass a background check and be physically able to do the work required for their particuler volunteer opportunity.

Activity Shifts Start End
Administrative Assistant 100 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Office Receptionist 0 7/22/2024 9/30/2024

Community Service

Anyone doing community service hours will be assigned to one of these positions
Activity Shifts Start End
Janitorial Assistant CS 1
Thrift Store Volunteer CS - Clothing 1

Emergency Disaster Services

We need hard-working, compassionate, energetic volunteers who are willing to invest a small amount of their time to train and prepare for disaster response.

Activity Shifts Start End
Canteen Driver 0
Canteen Responder 1
Gypsy Day Parade 1


Meal-Share is The Salvation Army's noon feeding program where we "share a meal" with the community.

Lunch is served Monday - Friday from noon until 12:30. There is no charge for this meal.

Activity Shifts Start End
Head Cook 50 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Kitchen Helper 50 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Mealshare Host 50 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Prep Cook 50 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Serving / Cleanup 50 7/22/2024 9/30/2024

The Food Warehouse

Need knows no season at The Salvation Army. . .
The Food Warehouse is busy all year long meeting needs in the Aberdeen area.

Activity Shifts Start End
Big Box Donation Pick up Driver 30 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Bread Donation Transporter 60 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Donation Transporter Assistant 60 7/22/2024 9/30/2024
Feed The Kids 12 7/22/2024 8/9/2024
Feed The Kids - Bread Runner (Donation pick-up) 13 7/22/2024 8/8/2024
Feed The Kids - Distribution 15 7/22/2024 8/9/2024
Feed The Kids - Driver 6 7/22/2024 8/9/2024
Food Warehouse Worker 1
Food Warehouse Worker - Scheduled 200 7/22/2024 9/30/2024

The Salvation Army Thrift Store

Watch your donations of time, talent and treasure transform into HELP!
All profits from our Thrift Store are channeled back into our ministry to the Aberdeen area.

Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm.
Volunteers needed from 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday

Activity Shifts Start End
Thrift Store Volunteer 244 7/22/2024 9/30/2024

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 meet human needs in His name without discrimination.