The Salvation Army - Aberdeen, SD

Volunteer with The Salvation Army -Aberdeen   We have three areas that you can make a big difference:

Front Desk Receptionist – Greet people at the front desk and on the phone and direct them to the appropriate staff person.  Shifts from 3 to 4 hours throughout the week

Food Warehouse Volunteer - Be part of the team that battles hunger.  Help to weigh and sort incoming donated food into our food warehouse also make food boxes and bags as needed.  Three to four volunteers needed for 5 to 10 hours a week.  Some lifting required. 

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. 

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


125 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 125 years but from 1:00 to 5:00 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
Application Assistant 10 7/8/2019 7/12/2019
Internships 1
Janitorial Supervisor 1
Office Receptionist - Afternoon 21 5/20/2019 2/28/2020
Office Receptionist - Morning 65 5/20/2019 2/28/2020

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 270 5/20/2019 5/29/2020
Prep Cook 270 5/20/2019 5/29/2020
Serving / Cleanup 248 5/20/2019 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 53 6/3/2019 8/16/2019
Feed The Kids - Distribution 55 6/3/2019 8/16/2019
Food Warehouse Worker 1
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.