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The Salvation Army has opportunities throughout the year for groups and individuals to help with projects on our campus. These projects range from helping in our food bank, to grounds maintenance, to assisting with events, to many other things.

Basic Volunteer Requirements:

Age: 18 years or older.

Note: Minors (12 years of age and older) with a parent or legal guardian are permitted in certain positions.

Must be able to complete a volunteer application packet, which includes a background check.


Food Bank:

The Salvation Army of Spokane Food Bank assists approximately 1,500 people per month. We are a client choice program, meaning that each client that comes through our doors gets to “shop” for their own food with dignity. This requires us to utilize volunteers like you to assist clients and keep the shelves constantly stocked with a variety of food choices.

Assistance is needed: shopper, warehouse, stocking shelves, and sorting food, among other things.

Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday Morning.

Must be able to lift 35+ lbs.


Family Emergency Shelter:

The Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter provides a safe housing opportunity for families with children to stay for up to 90 days.

Volunteers are needed to assist in the daily tracking of client activity, data entry, client referrals, cleaning and turn-over of empty rooms and obtaining donations.

Homework Club: We are looking for individuals interested in hosting a homework club for children in our shelter. If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator.


Thursday Night Meal:

The Salvation Army serves a meal to the needy in our community every Thursday night starting at 5:15pm.

Volunteers are needed to help with set up, tear down, serving the meal, and other similar tasks.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at about 4:45pm and stay until about 7pm.



JCPenney partners with The Salvation Army to host a $100 winter clothing shopping spree for needy children.

Volunteers are needed December 5th, 7th, and 8th. Times: TBD

Volunteers will help children shop for clothing, and various other tasks.


Bell Ringing:

A Salvation Army tradition!All donations received from the Red Kettles remain in Spokane and 90-cents of every dollar is used by The Spokane Salvation Army to reach out to thousands of families each year through our programs.

November 18 – December 24, 2016 (every day but Sundays)

Opportunities are available for both individuals and groups.


Christmas Eve Dinner:

The Salvation Army provides a complimentary Christmas Eve dinner for all those in need.

Shifts are: 2 – 5p, 4:30 – 7p, 5 – 7p, and 6 – 8p

Volunteers are need for: set up, tear down, serving, and door greeters.



The Salvation Army provides toys and gifts for families in our housing programs.

Volunteers are needed December 5th – 22nd. Shifts TBD.

Tasks include: packing bags, sorting toys, and delivering packages to the families on our campus.



Please contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator for more information on group volunteering.

Group projects include: grounds maintenance, cleaning, turning over rooms in our shelters, food bank assistance, painting, and helping out with special projects, among other things.


For more information, please contact:

Volunteer & Event Coordinator

Jason Johnson
Phone: (509) 329-2721 Email: jason.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org