Salvation Army (The)
222 E. Indiana
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 329-2721

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator: Jason Johnson
Jason.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org

Major Stephen Ball
stephen.ball@usw.salvationarmy.org 
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Purpose:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian faith-based organization that demonstrates its love for God by addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of troubled or disadvantaged individuals and families--without discrimination of any kind.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Thrift Stores - Salvation Army Bargain Centers. 
    Donate clothing for children, teens, women and men; quilts and bedding, household items, furniture, and more. 
    2020 N. Division, (509) 325-6805
    10623 E. Sprague, (509) 927-9970

  • Sally's House.  An emergency shelter for children, with 5 rooms and 20 beds.  Donate new toys, quilts.  Our greatest need is volunteers.  

  • Food Bank.   
    • Donate:  all food, especially protein, milk, eggs, peanut butter and meat products.
    • Volunteer to be a personal shopper.  Families and individuals are allowed to choose the items they need the most and enjoy eating. 
    • Stock shelves, sort food, bag produce, and clean up.
    • Groups must have adequate adult supervision.
    • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.
    • Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday:  9 am - 5 pm
                   Wed:  1:30 - 7:00 pm
                   Sat.:    9 am - 1 pm

  • Christmas Adopt-a-Family. 

  • Christmas Bell Ringing.  Contact Jason Johnson.
  • Warming Center Monitor-   (NOTE:  The Warming Center program has changed for 2016, TBA)
THE GOAL: Open the Warming Center at 32F or below. The Warming Center (WC) will operate from November 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016. The City of Spokane is suggesting that three populations to be served in a single location this year. The Salvation Army located at 222 E. Indiana Avenue in Spokane has offered its facility. Single men, single women and families with children will be served. We propose to expand the WC activations to include nights when the temperature falls below 32°. The center will open its doors at 8 pm and provide a warm, safe environment through the night until 7 am.

Warming Center Monitors: This role is designed to provide assistance in monitoring the Warming Center (WC) facility and guests. Duties include assisting in the client intake process, enforcing WC rules and procedures, supervising the distribution of blankets and other shelter resources, and maintaining the order and cleanliness of the WC. When the Lead Staff goes on a break the WC Monitor is in charge. Monitoring volunteers will be assigned a specific location in the center where they can observe client movements and respond to the needs of individuals. A high priority for the WC is to ensure the safety of all. Any behavior concerns must be brought to the lead staff's attention immediately.
Annual Events:

Red Kettle bell ringing (Nov-Dec 2015)

Youth may help with adult supervision.  Donations can be made at any of the 60 participating kettle locations, including Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart. Volunteers looking for a one-day opportunity to help The Salvation Army by ringing a bell ringing during the holiday season can contact Jason Johnson at 329-2721. Volunteers must commit to at least a 5-hour shift, but can be broken up into 1-hour groups.

Clothe-A Child children's shopping spree (Dec. 2015)
This shopping spree takes place at J.C. Penney. Donations can be made in any amount.  Volunteers looking for a one-day opportunity (early December) as a child's shopping chaperone should contact Jason Johnson at 329-2721.

Dinner and Auction.  
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary hosts an annual Dinner, Auction Golf Tournament fundraiser to support The Salvation Army's youth programs:  Sally's House, Camp Gifford, and the Clothe-a-Child program.