Volunteer

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How to Get Involved

There are times in your life when you see an opportunity to help others in your community or you feel moved to give something back to others.

The Salvation Army offers many ways for you to help. The Central Oklahoma Area Command works year-round to serve Oklahoma County, Cleveland County and Canadian County.

Below are various volunteer opportunities. To volunteer, contact The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command’s Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Banks, by phone at 405-246-1101 or email at liz_banks@uss.salvationarmy.org. Holidays are the exception. Please call or email to find out our volunteer opportunities on holidays.

Social Service Volunteers – 311 S.W 5th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Currently, we are not accepting Volunteers in our Client Choice Pantry. We will be needing volunteers starting in the month of September as we begin the pantry in our new facility at 1001 N. Pennsylvania. Please contact Liz Banks today about scheduling.

  • Client Choice Pantry Volunteers◦Assist client with shopping◾Supply client with information from nutrition label
    • Help client select groceries
    • Push the shopping cart
    • Restock shelves as needed
    • Clean & wash fresh vegetables
    • Offer encouraging words or prayer
  • Days & Hours
    • Wednesdays & Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • This would be a great opportunity for a church, corporate, sports group or family, as a group of 4-6 individuals are needed every Wednesday & Friday.

Red Shield Diner – 330 S.W. 4th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Currently, we are not accepting Volunteers in our Red Shield Kitchen. We will be needing volunteers starting in the month of September as we begin serving in our new facility at 1001 N. Pennsylvania. Please contact Liz Banks today about scheduling.

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Serve the evening meal and assisting with cleanup after
    • Stock canned goods
    • Entertain during dinner with a musical performance
  • Days & Hours:
    • Monday through Saturday – 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday – 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Family Shelter - 330 S.W. 4th, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Teach educational classes
    • Lead craft time
    • Help with seasonal event parties
  • Days & Hours:
    • Monday, Friday & Saturday – 5 p.m.
  • A background check is required before volunteering

Senior Centers - 5 Locations (Click for locations)

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Serve lunch and assist with cleanup
    • Teach educational classes
    • Lead craft time
    • Help with seasonal event parties
    • Entertain the seniors with a musical/theatrical performance
  • Days & Hours:
    • Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • A background check is required before volunteering

Boys & Girls Club - 2808 S.E. 44th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73129

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Become an after school Tutor
    • Help with after school/holiday adult supervision
    • Teach educational classes
    • Lead craft time
    • Help with seasonal or birthday parties
    • Entertain the kids with a musical/theatrical performance
  • Days & Hours:
    • Monday through Friday
      • School Season - 3 to 6:30 p.m.
      • Summer Season – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A background check is required before volunteering
  • Volunteer Opportunity:
    • Coach a sports team
  • Days & Hours
    • Varies according to team practices and games
  • A background check is required before volunteering

Disaster Relief

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Assist on various disasters/emergencies as The Salvation Army is called
  • A disaster training course is required before volunteers can participate

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Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Banks, at 405-246-1101 or liz_banks@uss.salvationarmy.org if you would like to become a Salvation Army Volunteer.