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For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has changed lives and given hope to countless people across the globe. But, we never do it alone. Often referred to as “The Army behind The Army,” volunteers play a crucial role in our ability to provide quality social services to our neighbors in need. Every day, volunteers change lives, uplift families, and support communities in every ZIP code throughout the nation. Discover the joy of giving back in your community and become a Salvation Army volunteer today!

Featured Volunteer Opportunities


Homeless Feeding Outreach - Greentree

Every Tuesday, the Allegheny County Emergency Disaster Services team cooks food at its Greentree location to be distributed at several camps on the Northside.

Who: Volunteers (age 10+)
What: Cook and load the food into a Salvation Army vehicle and clean up
When: Tuesdays (as signed up) - 9 a.m. to Noon
Where: The Salvation Army Warehouse - 820 Parish St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

No clearances needed. Great for small groups or individuals. Can help once or sign up for multiple dates, according to your availability. Kids age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

To sign up for a specific date, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/volunteereds

For more information, contact Heather.Martin@use.salvationarmy.org


Fabric Fair Work Days - Greentree

The Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary collects fabric, sewing patterns, craft supplies, and notions all year long and sells them at two Fabric Fairs per year, with proceeds being distributed among several Salvation Army programs.  The 2024 Spring Fabric Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, and the auxiliary is in need of some help to prepare.

Who: Volunteers (age 18+)
What: Measure pieces of fabric so it can be labeled and priced
When: Tuesday, January 30; Tuesday, February 27; and/or Tuesday, March 26 – 5:45 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Salvation Army Warehouse - 820 Parish St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

To sign up or to get more information, contact Leah.Cross@use.salvationarmy.org.      


Monthly Produce Distribution - Washington

The Washington Salvation Army does a monthly produce distribution to families in need and needs help on distribution day, as well as on a day or evening the week before to tape boxes so they’re ready for distribution.

Dates: Volunteers can sign up for any of these dates:      
- February 6
- March 12
- April 9
- May 14
Time: 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for packing bags of produce
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for distributing the bags to families (drive-through format)
Where: The Washington Salvation Army - 60 E. Maiden St., Washington, PA 15301

NOTE: The produce packing and distribution are done outside, so volunteers must dress for the weather.  Taping the boxes is done indoors.

To sign up contact Captain Amber Imhoff at 724-225-5740 or Amber.Imhoff@use.salvationarmy.org


Other Volunteer Opportunities

Local Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army has a presence in every zip code in Western PA. Each Salvation Army unit serves specific zip codes and provides services and programming according to what’s needed in that community.

Volunteer opportunities vary across Western PA, but some common ways our volunteers assist are with:

  • Food distributions
  • After-school programs
  • Community meals
  • Food donation pick-ups
  • Donation distributions: Back-to-School and Christmas
  • Bell Ringing

Family Caring Center

The Family Caring Center is located in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh and provides shelter, meals and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers are generally needed to assist with:

  • Meal preparation and service
  • Children’s and family programming
  • Tutoring
  • Sanitizing and organizing

The facility is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, so scheduling is very flexible.

 

Emergency Disaster Services

Our Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) brings immediate help and long-term healing to those who need it at home and abroad.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • EDS Response - Be a first responder to local emergencies
  • IMAT Disaster Response - Deploy to large-scale local and national disasters
  • Compassion in Action - A Preparedness Club for senior high school and college-level students interested in the field of emergency management
  • Homeless Feeding Outreach - On Tuesday mornings as available, cook food at our Greentree location that will be distributed on Pittsburgh’s Northside

Contact Heather Martin at Heather.Martin@use.salvationarmy.org for more information.

Pittsburgh Echelon 

Echelon is The Salvation Army’s young professionals group whose members have the opportunity to network and socialize with one another while they engage in fundraising and volunteer opportunities for The Salvation Army.

Visit the Pittsburgh chapter’s site or follow the group’s Instagram page for more information.

Local Advisory Board

Board service is a great way to meet new people and use your professional skills to impact those in need in your local community. New Board Members are always welcome at our facilities across Western PA. 

Contact Fran Brace at Fran.Brace@use.salvationarmy.org for more information. 

Greater Pittsburgh Women's Auxiliary

The purpose of the Women’s Auxiliary is to promote and support the work of The Salvation Army and to strengthen the hands of those who have dedicated their lives to its cause.

The group coordinates a Fabric Fair in the spring and fall of every year and provides grants to several Salvation Army programs. Members gather on Wednesdays in Greentree all year long for fellowship and to prepare for the fairs.

Interested in helping? Please complete the form below to let us know where you’d like to volunteer so we can let that facility know of your interest. There are Salvation Army facilities throughout Western PA, and each serves specific ZIP codes. If you select “My local Salvation Army” or “Bell Ringing specifically,” we’ll use your ZIP code to determine the nearest facility.

 

Fill out Volunteer Form online form.

 

If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, contact:
Cherie Hugh, Development and Volunteer Manager
The Salvation Army Western PA Division
Cherie.Hugh@use.salvationarmy.org or 412-446-1637