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Help The Salvation Army create change and provide hope all year round.

The kindhearted volunteers like you help fulfill The Salvation Army's promise to do the most good. Whether you have a specific talent to offer or simply an hour of your time, The Salvation Army is the place to turn your passion into action. Please call 507-288-3663 ext. 3800 with any questions about our volunteer opportunities. Or complete a volunteer application and background check online to initiate your volunteering here in Olmsted County, MN.

Our open volunteer opportunities are listed below. Volunteers must complete the above volunteer application and background check form to participate in any of these activities.

 

Pharmacy

Medical Receptionist

The Pharmacy of The Salvation Army's Good Samaritan Health Clinic is seeking a volunteer medical receptionist. This volunteer opportunity does not require a medical license from the State of MN. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-4pm (Volunteers are not required to volunteer for both shifts each week.)                                                                                    

Where: The Good Samaritan Dental Clinic, 120 N. Broadway Avenue, Rochester, MN 55906

 

Social Services

Social Services Front Desk Volunteer

These volunteers are critical to the success of our social services building. Volunteers check in our clients and assist with basic questions, in addition to helping our front desk staff with laundry and donation collection. Volunteer shifts are flexible. 

When: Wednesdays and Every Other Friday, Between 8am and Noon

Where: The Salvation Army Social Services Center, 115 First Avenue NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Food Shelf Volunteer

The Salvation Army's Food Shelf is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-3:30pm, and volunteers make it possible to keep this resource available to the downtown area. Volunteers are needed from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. 

The food shelf is also looking for volunteers to help stock Food Shelf shelves on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please note this as an additional volunteer need. 

When: Tuesdays and Fridays- between 10am and 4pm

Where: The Salvation Army Social Services Center, 115 First Avenue NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Resource Room Volunteer

The resource room is located in our social services center, and provides all manner of basic needs items (clothing, winter outerwear, shoes, boots, new underwear, new socks, hygiene products, etc.) for our unsheltered homeless population. Donations come in regularly for this room, and we need volunteers to help us keep the room stocked, sorted, and organized. Volunteer hours are flexible.

-When: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Volunteers shifts are flexible.

Where: The Salvation Army Social Services Center, 115 First Avenue NE, Rochester, MN 55906

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Volunteer

The Salvation Army is proud to work with VITA to ensure that our low-income and elderly neighbors have a support system when filing their taxes each year. Volunteers need only have basic computer skills, and a desire to help those in need. The VITA team will provide all other training required. 

When: Mondays-Saturdays, Shift times vary, but take place between February and April of every year.

Where: The Salvation Army Administration Building, 120 First Street NE, Rochester, MN 55906

 

Dental Clinic

Dentists Needed

The Good Samaritan Dental Clinic provides emergency dental care for uninsured and under-insured people needing tooth extractions and treatment for tooth pain. We are seeking dentists able to volunteer on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings once a quarter to ensure that we are able to relieve our patients of pain as quickly as possible. We are currently seeing a large number of patients, and without additional dentists, these patients are waiting up to three weeks to be treated for dental pain. Your help makes a massive impact. 

When: Monday- Friday, Hours Vary by Week                                                                                            

Where: The Good Samaritan Dental Clinic, 120 N. Broadway Avenue, Rochester, MN 55906

 

Red Wing Thrift Store

Donation Takers and Floor Stockers

The Salvation Army Store in Red Wing, MN, is looking for volunteers to assist with accepting and sorting donated items, and keeping the sales floor clean and organized. The store is open from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday.

When: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5p.m.

Where: 509 Plum St. Red Wing, MN 55066