Salvation Army - Western Division

The Salvation Army - Aberdeen, SD

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS

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Administrative Assistant

Durning the year an extra set of hands making copies, sending faxes and preparing mailings can make a huge difference by the end of the day here at The Salvation Army. A basic knowledge of computers and office machines is helpful, but not required. Interested volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application, sign a confidentiality agreement and pass a background check. Call Pam (605) 225-7410 for more information or to begin the volunteer application process with The Salvation Army.

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Internships

Internships with The Salvation Army are usually inititated by the educational institution and then approved by the Corps Officer. Volunteers must pass a background check, take Safe from Harm training and sign a confidentiality agreement. If you're interested in an internship with us, please call (605) 225-7410 and tell us about your area of study. We will put you in contact with the correct staff person so that we can begin working out the details.

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Janitorial Supervisor

A Janitorial Supervisor will work along side our volunteer janitorial assistants and guide them through our daily cleaning routine here at The Salvation Army. Activities include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, snow removal and yard work. Volunteers must pass a background check, take Safe from Harm training and sign a confidentiality agreement. Supervisors must be able to lift 40-50 pounds, be able to stand for extended periods of time and be physically fit enough to do the work required. Our janitorial assistants will need supervision M-F between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Supervisors can arrange a flexible schedule and may be occassionally invited to help supervise work at the corps when staff are called out on an emergency disaster response. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and set up a schedule.

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Office Receptionist - Afternoon

Join us on the front lines of ministry here at The Salvation Army. During the course of an afternoon you will answer and transfer phone calls, notify staff members when appointments arrive, receive donations, and help out with simple clerical duties. The afternoon shift runs from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Volunteers must pass a background check, take Safe from Harm training and sign a confidentiality agreement. Contact Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out a volunteer application, sign a confidentiality agreement and set up a schedule.

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Office Receptionist - Morning

Join us on the front lines of ministry here at The Salvation Army in Aberdeen, SD. During the course of a morning you will answer and transfer phone calls, notify staff members when appointments arrive, receive donations, and help out with simple clerical duties. Volunteers must pass a background check, take Safe from Harm training and sign a confidentiality agreement. The morning shift runs from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm Monday - Friday. Contact Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application, sign a confidentiality agreement and set up a schedule.

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Backpack Program

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Bag Transporter

On Friday mornings volunteers pack bags with assorted food items for low income children to help supplement their food for over the weekend during the school year. If you have a truck, van or SUV and would be willing to help transport these bags to the appropriate school, give Pam a call at (605) 225-7410 so that you can fill out a volunteer application. You will also need to provide proof of insurance and a copy of your drivers license.

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Baggers

During the school year, on Friday mornings, volunteers pack bags with assorted food items for low income children to help supplement their food for over the weekend. Give Pam a call at (605) 225-7410 so that you can fill out a volunteer application and sign up to help.

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BELL RINGERS

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Bell Ringer-RUNNINGS

Runnings is an indoor kettle site; but please be sure to dress warmly and in layers for maximum comfort. Volunteer shifts can be reserved in 2 hour increments (10 am - noon / noon - 2 pm / 2 - 4 pm / 4 - 6 pm / 6 - 8 pm). At least one adult must be present when minor children (under age 18) are volunteering. Please let us know if more than 1 person will be covering your shift(s). IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CALL PAM AT (605) 225-7410 TO RESERVE YOUR SHIFT(S).

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CCM-Regular Worship

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Programs

The League of Mercy is made up of people of all ages whose mission is to engage in a caring ministry. The main objective of the League of Mercy is to respond to the spiritual and social needs of the community. Monthly volunteers visit prisons, hospitals, and needy homes bringing the gospel and rendering practical aid. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this awesome mission, please call (605) 225-7410 to sign up or for more details.

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MEAL-SHARE

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Kitchen Helper

If you like getting up early, making coffee and helping out around the kitchen, we may have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you here at The Salvation Army! A kitchen helper works alongside other kitchen volunteers to prepare a meal for 40 - 60 guests. Must be able to lift up to 10-20 pounds, have completed a volunteer application and passed a background check. (It also helps to have good people skills and a love for cooking !) The Kitchen Helper will need to arrive at The Salvation Army between 8:30 and 9:00 AM and should be done by 12:30 PM. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and/or to get your name on the schedule.

This position does not require a background check.  Volunteers working this job are supervised at all times.

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Prep Cook

If you like getting up early, making coffee and helping out around the kitchen, we may have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you here at The Salvation Army! A prep cook works alongside other kitchen volunteers to prepare a meal for 40 - 60 guests. Must be at least 18 years of age, able to lift up to 10-20 pounds, have completed a volunteer application and passed a background check. (It also helps to have good people skills and a love for cooking !) The Prep Cook will need to arrive at The Salvation Army between 8:30 and 9:00 AM and should be done by 12:30 PM. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and/or to get your name on the schedule.

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Serving / Cleanup

If you've never been much of a cook; but enjoy eating and helping with the clean-up, we might have the perfect opportunity for you at The Salvation Army! The serving / cleanup crew arrives at 11:45 AM to help serve the noon meal, grab a bite to eat with us and then help put away the leftovers while cleaning up in the kitchen and dining room. You must be able to lift up to 10-20 pounds and have completed a volunteer application and passed a background check. (It also helps to have good people skills, a love of food and a servant's heart.) The serving / cleanup crew arrives at 11:45 and should be done by no later than 2 PM. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and/or to get your name on the schedule.

This position does not require a background check.  Volunteers working this job are supervised at all times.

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THANKSGIVING

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Thanksgiving Banquet Church Greeter

A church greeter is the first and last person people see when visiting a church. The church greeter is the face of any ministry, which makes it one of the most important jobs in the church.  Here at The Salvation Army the greeter welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile, hug or handshake as they arrive in the doors. They give visitors any welcome gifts the church may be distributing. They also give them fliers and brochures for church ministries they may be interested in joining. Church greeters should be able to direct the flow of traffic inside the church. Newcomers will need to know where restrooms and other facilities are located. Finally, Church greeters should open doors for incoming members and visitors. At the end of service they should open doors again to allow churchgoers to leave with a hug, handshake or goodbye. If you would like to be one of these very important volunteers, please call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to sign up or for more details.

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Thanksgiving Banquet Servers

If you enjoy dishing up plates of hot food and serving them with lots of love - you'd be perfect on The Salvation Army's banquet serving line. Volunteers will need to arrive by 11:30 PM so that we can get you gloved, aproned, and armed with the appropriate serving utensil. Once our guests have been served and table space opens up, you're invited to sit down and enjoy your own plate of thurkey with all of the fixings. This is probably not the safest place for young children to volunteer . . . we would recommend them helping on one of the other crews. We'll need 7 people to fully man the serving line. If you or your group is interested in this opportunity, please call Pam at (605) 225-7410.

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THE FOOD WAREHOUSE

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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 Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and set up your schedule.

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Senior Food Box Deliveries

You, your family, or your group can help deliver some of the nearly 150 food boxes (and smiles!) to homebound seniors once a month through The Salvation Army. Boxes can be delivered from 9 - 5 on Thursday and Friday OR from 9 - 12 on Saturday morning. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly , be able to read a map, and have good people skills. Please call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to get details on delivery dates and times and/or to reserve your route.

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Warehouse Donation Transporter

Generous organizations and local merchants collect donations for The Salvation Army; and occassionally they need help getting those donations transported to us. Some donation pickups are scheduled weekly, while others are scheduled on an "as needed" basis. If you have a truck, van or SUV and would be willing to help transport much needed supplies, give Pam a call at (605) 225-7410 so that you can fill out a volunteer application, provide proof of insurance and a copy of your dirvers license.

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THE SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES

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Canteen Driver

Emergency responders are often working in remote locations in extreme conditions. That's when The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services Canteen is called into service. This kitchen on wheels provides more than just food and drink. The sight of that canteen also brings encouragement and prayer support to first responders and those affected by disasters. Canteen drivers are NOT required to have a CDL license. We'll provide both group and 1 on 1 training to familiarize drivers with canteen electrical systems and generator operation, driving techniques and positioning strategies while on scene. Must be at least 21 years of age, able to lift 20 - 30 pounds, have completed the necessary applications and be able to pass a background check. Driver's training and basic Emergency Disaster Services training will be required as well. Must be willing to drop everything at a moments notice and enjoy getting up at all hours of the night to bring a little comfort and encouragement to friends and neighbors in need. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and get a schedule of training dates and times.

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Canteen Responder

Emergency responders are often working in remote locations in extreme conditions. That's when The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services Canteen is called into service. This kitchen on wheels provides more than just food and drink. The sight of that canteen also brings encouragement and prayer support to first responders and those affected by disasters. We'll provide training on canteen equipment, the food and the supplies - you stir in the love. Cooks must be at least 18 years of age, able to lift 20 - 30 pounds, have completed the necessary applications and be able to pass a background check. Training in Emergency Disaster Services and food safety will be required as well. Must be willing to drop everything at a moments notice and enjoy getting up at all hours of the night to bring a little comfort and encouragement to friends and neighbors in need. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and get a schedule of training dates and times.

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EDS Diesel Technician / Canteen Maintenance

Even when not in use, The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Canteen needs attention. . . We're looking for an experienced diesel mechanic who would be willing to do a once-a-month walk around inspection and canteen test drive to make sure all systems are working properly. Volunteers must complete at least 21 years old, complete a volunteer application and be able to pass a background check. If you've got the training and the desire fill this very specialized volunteer opportunity - please call Pam at 225-7410.

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EDS Mobile Responder

The Salvation Army's EDS Mobile Responders are specially trained to deliver and distribute food and supplies to a disaster scene using either our canteen or passenger vans. EDS Mobile Responders must be at least 18 years of age, able to lift 20 - 30 pounds, have completed the necessary applications and be able to pass a background check. Basic Emergency Disaster Services training will be required as well. Must be willing to drop everything at a moments notice and enjoy getting up at all hours of the night to bring a little comfort and encouragement to friends and neighbors in need. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and get a schedule of training dates and times.

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EDS Supplies Management

Periodically The Salvation Army's disaster services supply garage has to be cleaned, straightened and inventoried. This volunteer opportunity is great for people who aren't able to respond on a moment's notice, since this activity will be scheduled as needed. Must be able to lift twenty to thirty pounds comfortably. Call Pam at (605) 225-3578 to fill out a volunteer application and have your name added to our list of willing workers.

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EDS Van Driver

There are times when The Salvation Army needs to respond to multiple disasters in multiple directions - or perhaps only snacks and beverages are needed by emergency responders. That's when we need qualified van drivers to help with the response. EDS van drivers must be at least 21 years of age, able to lift 20 - 30 pounds, have completed the necessary applications and be able to pass a background check. Basic Emergency Disaster Services training will be required as well. Must be willing to drop everything at a moments notice and enjoy getting up at all hours of the night to bring a little comfort and encouragement to friends and neighbors in need. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out an application and get a schedule of training dates and times.

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Gypsy Day Parade

Volunteers will walk behind and ride in The Salvation Army Mobile Food Canteen and pass out candy and information about The Salvation Army to the people along the parade route. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 if interested in volunteering for this event.

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THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE

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Thrift Store Volunteer

We can't sell donated items until they've been processed and put on display. You can help the staff at The Salvation Army Thrift Store speed up that process by helping them sort, tag and arrange items for sale. Light duty Thrift Store volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, be able to stand, lift 20 pounds comfortably, and operate a pricing gun. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out a volunteer application and arrange a schedule.

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Trustees

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Janitorial Assistant

Help our staff clean and maintain a Community Center that welcomes people as they walk through the doors of The Salvation Army in Aberdeen, SD. Activities include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, snow removal and yard work. This posititioin is filled by episodic volunteers who are supervised at all times. Background check is not required for this position. Must also be able to lift 40-50 pounds, be able to stand for extended periods of time and be physically fit enough to do the work required. Call Pam at (605) 225-7410 to fill out a volunteer application and set up a schedule.

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Women's Ministries

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Dinner Volunteers

Women’s Ministries is a program designed to meet the interests and needs of women within the community, with inspiring, fun and educational weekly programs. No matter what stage of life you’re in, you’re welcome! (Women age 14 or over may attend Women’s Ministries Meetings.) Here at The Salvation Army inAberdeen the Women’s Ministries meet every Thursday at 7 PM. Come and check it out! Occasionally throughout the year we will need volunteers within the group to help with special events. If you would like to volunteer to help with these events, please call (605) 225-7410 to sign up or for more details.

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Programs

Women’s Ministries is a program designed to meet the interests and needs of women within the community, with inspiring, fun and educational weekly programs. No matter what stage of life you’re in, you’re welcome! (Women age 14 or over may attend Women’s Ministries Meetings.) Here at The Salvation Army inAberdeen the Women’s Ministries meet every Thursday at 7 PM. Come and check it out! Occasionally throughout the year we will need volunteers within the group to help with special events. If you would like to volunteer to help with these events, please call (605) 225-7410 to sign up or for more details.

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Youth Center Activities

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Youth Center Volunteer

Make a difference in the life of a child by volunteering at The Salvation Army's Youth Center! Commit at least one afternoon a week and mentor a child while reading, playing games, working a puzzle or helping with homework. The Youth Center is open M - F from 3:00 until 5:30 and is closed on all school holidays and snow days. The youth center is an episodic position and background check is not required as volunteers are always supervised. Volunteers must take Safe from Harm training and sign a confidentiality agreement. Call (605) 225-7410 for an application or more information.

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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.
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