The Salvation Army - Aberdeen

Volunteer with The Salvation Army in Aberdeen!   Help us bring hope to all of Aberdeen by Doing the Most Good in these key areas: (Gloves and masks are available for each volunteer.)

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. 

Feed the Kids - Fight for Good by combating children's hunger. Join our team that assembles a sack lunch each morning for 12 weeks during the summer months. These are distributed the same day to children in six locations of most need in Aberdeen, SD. Groups and individuals welcome. Volunteers under 18 must be be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are capped at 10 people per shift to assist with 6' separation.

Feed The Kids Distribution - Fight for Good by combating children's hunger. Join our team of 3 to 4 each day that distributes sack lunches to children at six different parks in Aberdeen. Try it for a day and see if you'd like to help out once a week or twice a month.  Ideal for individuals who have a heart for mentoring children.  Volunteers under 18 must be be accompanied by an adult

Summer Drive Through Crew and Greeter –  Our noon mealshare program currently has limited seating capacity but "to go" containers are also available for carry out. We are planning to offer our drive through pick up program this summer.  We need an inside and an outside crew. For an hour each day you can help keep our drive through mealshare line operating. A greeter will help see what each car needs and a crew of three will place food items into vehicles.  Masks and gloves are available upon request.

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.

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.

Senior Food Box Delivery – Two person teams that help deliver food boxes to qualified individuals.  One to two hours a month.

Janitorial Services – Help our staff clean and maintain a community center that welcomes people with a clean and safe environment. 3 to 12 hours a week depending upon desire and ability.


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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 210 10/20/2021 1/31/2022
Application Assistant 8 10/20/2021 10/22/2021
Office Receptionist 85 10/20/2021 1/31/2022


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 Pick up Driver 27 11/13/2021 12/29/2021

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.

Activity Shifts Start End
Kitchen Helper 70 10/20/2021 1/31/2022
Prep Cook 70 10/20/2021 1/31/2022
Serving / Cleanup 70 10/20/2021 1/31/2022

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
Donation Transporter Assistant 85 10/20/2021 1/31/2022
Food Warehouse Worker 1
Food Warehouse Worker - Scheduled 280 10/20/2021 1/31/2022
Warehouse Donation Transporter 89 10/20/2021 1/31/2022

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

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Thrift Store Volunteer 348 10/20/2021 1/31/2022

Youth Center Activities

Activity Shifts Start End
Youth Center Volunteer 70 10/20/2021 1/31/2022

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.