The Salvation Army - Aberdeen, SD

Volunteer with The Salvation Army in Aberdeen!   Here are some areas where you can make a big difference:

Food Warehouse Volunteers – NALC Special project - Need individuals and groups to volunteer the third week of May to help sort food donations from the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive onto shelves. This is a great short term project that has lasting impact in our single largest food drive of the year.  (2019 yielded approximately 15 pallets!)


Front Desk 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

Monday Morning Manpower -  The Salvation Army Thrift Store benefits from a lot of donations over the weekends, outside of business hours. We need two or three strong individuals to help with initial receiving for 3 to 4 hours every Monday morning for the 2019 garage sale season. This will help get each week started on the right foot and help us, help others.

Thrift Store Volunteer – 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. These sales help to keep operational costs low so we may help more individuals in various ways.  Volunteer shifts can be as little as two hours a week.  Also a great opportunity for groups.

For more info or to sign up please call us at 605-225-7410 or email us at  Thanks and God Bless You. 


126 years! That’s how long people have been volunteering for The Salvation Army here in Aberdeen and the surrounding communities. You have been helping your community in so many ways it is hard to collect them all in a few short words. Everything from cooking and serving meals, sorting donated food and items, purchasing school supplies and Christmas gifts, ringing bells, helping neighbors in fires, floods and tornadoes, visiting with seniors with a monthly food box, and countless other ways. 

We cannot continue to do this without your help!  Would you consider taking the time to help us lift up our community?  It could be 126 years but maybe 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm once a week (or even once a month) is most likely.  Any and all assistance is most appreciated and will make impact beyond what one can see.

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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.

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Administrative Assistant 1
Internships 1
Janitorial Supervisor 1

Backpack Program

Volunteers pack bags with assorted food items for low income children to help supplement their food for over the weekend during the school year.
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Bag Transporter 1
Baggers 1


Christmas can be especially stressful when times are tough.

Help bring a little relief to struggling neighbors by signing up for one of these volunteer opportunities. 

If you are interested in bell ringing, click here


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Angel Tree Gift Processors 1
Angel Tree Gift Transporters 1

Community Care Ministry - Regular Worship

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Programs 1

Community Service

Anyone doing community service hours will be assigned to one of these positions
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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.

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Canteen Driver 0
Canteen Responder 1
EDS Diesel Technician / Canteen Maintenance 1
EDS Mobile Responder 1
EDS Supplies Management 1
EDS Van Driver 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.

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Kitchen Helper 65 3/2/2020 5/29/2020
Prep Cook 65 3/2/2020 5/29/2020
Serving / Cleanup 44 3/2/2020 4/30/2020


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Thanksgiving Banquet Church Greeter 1

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.

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Feed The Kids 54 5/26/2020 8/11/2020
Feed The Kids - Distribution 55 5/26/2020 8/11/2020
Food Warehouse Worker 1
NALC Food Drive 3 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Post Food Drive Stocking 28 5/11/2020 5/20/2020
Senior Food Box Deliveries 1
Warehouse Donation Transporter 1

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 - Wednesday from 9 - 5.
Thursday and Friday from 9 -7
Saturday from 9 - 5.

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Thrift Store Volunteer 1 5/1/2019 4/30/2020


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Janitorial Assistant 1

Women's Ministries

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Dinner Volunteers 1
Programs 1

Youth Center Activities

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Youth Center Volunteer 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 meet human needs in His name without discrimination.