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 405-246-1107 or email at liz.banks@uss.salvationarmy.org.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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
    • Monday; Wednesday-Saturday – 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Sunday – 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
    • 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.

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.

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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.