The Salvation Army - Cedar Rapids, IA

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Christmas

    Christmas Registration Volunteer

  • Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Bell Ringer for Christmas Kettle campaign

  • Christmas Kettle Driver

    Transport Bell ringers and kettles to and from retail sites for Kettle Campaign

  • Community Events

    Special Dinners, neighborhood events help as needed

  • Concessions

    Youth Basketball Concession worker

  • Donation Collections

    Retrieves food donations for food pantry distribution from local restaurants and businesses as scheduled daily.

  • Emergency Disaster Services

    Volunteers are needed to assist handing out snacks and hydration from our canteen.Drivers are also needed but must complete paperwork and be approved through our divisional headquarters.

  • Janitorial Assistant

    Help staff with building cleaning and maintenance as directed.

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Help prepare food and site for breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday, cleanup for same.  Special dinners prep and cleanup as needed.

  • League of Mercy

    Group that travels to local Care Centers to visit residents and provide gifts at holidays

  • Men's Ministries
  • Mobile Feeding

    Assemble Sandwiches on Friday afternoon for Saturday delivery

    Canteen Runs staffing vehicle to deliver Saturday meals

  • Office Assistant

    Reception Desk, answer phones and greet public for asssitance

  • Red Shield Garden Project

    Working on Linn County Lot across from Corps office to create, plant, maintain and harvest community garden plot.

  • Warehouse Assistant

    Warehouse work maintaining food pantry supplies, client goods, as needed


  • Women's Ministries

    In any corps there may be all or some of the following groups which are known collectively as Women's Ministries.

    A Fourfold group is typically the Home League program, but may operate under another name.  A fourfold group meets weekly for a minimum of 44 weeks a year and has a balanced program of worship, service, and education.

    Focus groups are formed in response to specific needs or interests.

    Outreach groups are intended as short-term groups or initiatives to reach women and do not maintain memberships.  An outreach group may evolve into a focus group.

  • Youth Basketball Scorekeeper

    Volunteer to keep score for Youth Basketball games.

  • Youth Church Services

    The Army's youth programs seek to expose kids to cultural, educational, recreational, emotional and social growth opportunities.

Community Events

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Health Kit Assembly

Volunteers are needed on August 4th from 9am-12pm to help assemble health kits that will be distributed at this year's Stand Down event. Volunteers will help pack items such as razors, toothbrushes, shampoos and program flyers into tote bags that will be distributed to event participants.

This activity will take place at our warehouse, 901 17th Street NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. The project lead for this assignment is Dave Schiel. Please come dressed comfortably and prepared to work in a warehouse environment. Closed-toe shoes are requested.

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 or

8/4/2015 8/4/2015 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

Mobile Feeding

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Sandwich Prep

Each Friday, we need volunteers to prepare approximately 40-60 sandwiches for our mobile feeding program which delivers food to the community each Saturday morning. This project can be done alone, or in a small group of no more than three people. Volunteers will spend around 30 minutes to an hour preparing the sandwiches needed for distribution.

Please note: While the shift time listed begins at 2:30, you're welcome to complete the activity any time between 2:30 and 4:30pm (our offices close at 4:30). If you plan on coming in a bit later, simply shoot me a call or email so we can be prepared for you at the later time. If you choose to come in a bit later, please reserve the shift listed under the 2:30 time we don't double book anyone.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with our mobile feeding project. For any questions, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Kristen Weaverling at 319-364-9131 ext. 107.

7/3/2015 2/5/2016 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

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 to meet human needs in
His name without discrimination.

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