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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Thrift Store Volunteer

The Salvation Army Thrift store needs your help processing all the lovely donations this generous community drops off to us. 

Do you like books?


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. Contact Tony at 225-7410 for more information.  

Administrative Volunteers

Here are the people that help things to run smoothly. From answering phones, greeting visitors, entering data and general office work, these are the people that help us keep moving forward.  

Hours from daily to weekly are available. Call Tony at 605-225-7410 for more info.

Food Warehouse Worker

The Aberdeen area is very generous in its support to The Food Warehouse here at The Salvation Army. BUT all of those donations need to be processed and stocked on warehouse shelves so that they can then be boxed up and distributed to those in need. If you have a few hours to spare during the work week, we could really use your help. Hours for this volunteer opportunity are flexible as long as you have time from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Must be able to lift 30 pounds comfortably. Call Tony at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and set up your schedule.

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 60 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Office Receptionist 0 2/1/2023 2/28/2023

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
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
Head Cook 20 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Mealshare Host 20 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Prep Cook 20 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Serving / Cleanup 20 2/1/2023 2/28/2023

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 24 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Food Warehouse Driver 12 2/1/2023 2/27/2023
Food Warehouse Worker 1
Food Warehouse Worker - Scheduled 80 2/1/2023 2/28/2023
Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer 8 2/7/2023 5/2/2023

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 96 2/1/2023 2/28/2023

Youth Center Activities

Activity Shifts Start End
Youth Center Volunteer 20 2/1/2023 2/28/2023

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.