Volunteer with
The Salvation Army

Volunteer Aprons

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Salvation Army! The Austin area has thousands of non-profits and we are glad you chose to volunteer with us. Our dedicated team of volunteers play a key role in The Salvation Army’s goal to provide support and the very best social services, to give aid wherever and whenever needed.

You must have an interest in giving back to the community, and be willing and able to work as part of a great team of other volunteers and staff members. Your time and commitment are essential to the success of our organization. You must be 18 years or older to volunteer.  If you are looking for volunteer opportunities for ages 12 and under, please check Generation SERVE, which hosts monthly youth activities to benefit The Salvation Army Austin.

  • Volunteer Receptionists Needed: (click button below for additional opportunities). Receptionist at our new Corps Community Center and Area Command in Rathgeber Village in the Mueller Development. The position will involve a weekly four hour shift in our beautiful new facility and will include answering phones, routing calls, greeting and directing visitors, and assisting with basic office related activities. (Scroll to bottom for more details on this position.)
Volunteer Opportunities

To learn how to become an Emergency Disaster Services Volunteer, click here:

Disaster Volunteers Button

Volunteering at The Salvation Army gives me a sense of purpose. It helps me feel like my presence is needed. It helps me deal with challenges in my own life and to work harder to overcome the things I need to so I can be present for the residents of The Salvation Army.

Sharon MorrisonSalvation Army Volunteer of the Month

Volunteering with The Salvation Army has reminded me [that] helping others isn’t about just giving money and moving on.People appreciate time and companionship more than anything and look forward to spending time with someone who can truly give the greatest gift: friendship.

Melissa Garcia


The Salvation Army in Austin offers many opportunities where you can share your time and get involved. These opportunities in Travis and Williamson counties include:

Register as a Volunteer

Step 1. Volunteers register online.

Step 2. Attend an hour-long orientation that is held at The Salvation Army Austin Area Command, located at 4700 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723. This is an opportunity to meet the Volunteer Manager, learn about The Salvation Army and schedule your first volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Receptionists Needed

  • Are you friendly, like to work with a variety of personalities and enjoy meeting people? Then join us as a volunteer receptionist!
  • The position will be for the front desk of our new Corps Community Center and Area Command offices. The Corps will house a church and community center. The Area Command will house administrative offices and development team. We need volunteers M – F, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • We are looking for long-term volunteers who can commit to a minimum of six months and who will commit to one or more shifts on consistent days (every Monday or Tuesday, etc.) This position will begin the first week of October.
  • The volunteer will have an office in the lobby of the ground floor. You will answer phones, direct guests and help with some simple administrative tasks.

For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Donna Clendennen: Donna.Clendennen@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Donate Today Button Generic Donation Page