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How to Get Involved

It is our pleasure to serve our community and we would love for you to join us. We offer many ways for you to get involved as we work year-round to serve those in need in Oklahoma, Cleveland and Canadian Counties.

Below are various volunteer opportunities. To volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Liz Banks at 405-246-1107 or liz.banks@uss.salvationarmy.org.

If there is a need to cancel your volunteer group, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance.


Red Shield Diner1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

  • Provide, Prepare, Serve.
    • Organize a group of family, friends or coworkers to purchase food for our Red Shield Diner, prepare the meal in our kitchen, and serve our guests as they join us for dinner.
    • Example Dinner: Spaghetti, green beans, salad and chocolate chip cookies
  • Days & Hours
    • Sunday through Saturday – 3 to 6 p.m.

Client Choice Food Pantry1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

  • Assist client with shopping
  • Offer encouraging words or prayer
  • Days & Hours
    • Monday: 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday (Stocking Food Pantry): 9 a.m. to Noon — hours are flexible
    • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to Noon; 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Thursday (Stocking Food Pantry):  9 a.m. to Noon; 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to Noon
  • This would be a great opportunity for a church, corporate, sports group or family, as a group of 10-12 individuals are needed every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult to volunteer in our food pantry.

Hope Gardens – 1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

  • Adopt one of our twenty 3 ft. by 8 ft. raised garden beds for a season (Spring/Summer/Fall) with your family, coworkers or church group.
  • Maintain bed by weeding and watering plants weekly
  • Donate produce to The Salvation Army for use in Client Choice Food Pantry or Red Shield Kitchen
  • Days & Hours:
    • You may tend to your garden bed as often as needed at your convenience.

Family Shelter – 1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Teach educational classes
    • Lead craft time
    • Help with seasonal 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:
    • Need: Dance Instructors & Exercise Health Professionals
    • Serve lunch and assist with cleanup
    • Teach educational classes
    • Lead craft time
    • Help with seasonal parties
    • Entertain the seniors with a musical/theatrical performance
    • Lead Bible studies
  • Days & Hours:
    • Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • A background check is required before volunteering

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

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Coach a sports team
    • Become an after school tutor
    • Teach life skills classes
    • Help prepare & serve snacks
    • Provide seasonal/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 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A background check is required before volunteering

Disaster Relief

  • Attend training to become a certified disaster volunteer so you can be on the front lines when a disaster strikes.
  • Visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org to see our upcoming course & enroll. You must create a profile for our database.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to become a disaster volunteer.

The Salvation Army of Cleveland County – 318 E. Hayes, Norman, OK  73069

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Greeter/receptionist, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
      Volunteer to answer multi-phone incoming lines, some filing, refer callers to appropriate services, greet people that enter and answer basic service questions.
    • Kitchen volunteer, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily
      Volunteer to assist in preparing the evening meal, setting up drink station, serving and cleaning the kitchen.
    • Groups to serve in the Red Shield Kitchen to provide, prepare, serve and clean up the evening meal

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Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Banks, at 405-246-1107 or liz.banks@uss.salvationarmy.org if you would like to become a Salvation Army Volunteer.