The mission of The Salvation Army is to Do The Most Good in our community. We could not do that without the help of amazing volunteers! Learn more about expectations, policies, and procedures below. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions!

Hours of Operation

Corps

Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Boys & Girls Club

After School Program; Monday - Friday; 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Summer Day Camp; Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 5:30pm

The Family Store

Monday - Saturday; 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parking

Corps/The Boys & Girls Club

Volunteers serving at our Corps Office or Boys & Girls Club (909 Liberty Street) are welcome to park in our gated parking lot. Upon arrival, please stop by our Reception area to get a parking pass so that your car will not get towed from our lot. If you are a regular volunteer, we can make arrangements to get a more permanent parking pass for you. The Salvation Army is not responsible if your car gets towed or damaged in our parking lot.

The Family Store

Volunteers at The Family Store may park in any open space at our Store. For large groups, we suggest that you carpool.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Corps

Groups are welcome to serve at our main office for various projects and activities on a regular basis (like our food pantry, cleaning projects, construction projects, painting). If your group is larger than 4, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

The Boys & Girls Club

Groups are sometimes welcome at The Club to help with various work projects (painting, cleaning, moving furniture). We also welcome groups that are interested in teaching classes or mentoring Club members. Please note that we ask for a weekly commitment from volunteers at The Boys & Girls Club. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in group activities at The Boys & Girls Club.

The Family Store

The Family Store can take a maximum of 15 volunteers at a time. Larger groups are welcome to serve in separate shifts. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Signing In/Out

Each volunteer at The Salvation Army of Durham will have a unique volunteer ID#. You will use this to sign in and out when you serve at any of our volunteer/community service locations. This is important, because it allows us to know who is serving, and where. It also allows us to track your service hours, should you need them for any reason!

Drug/Crime Free Workplace

The Salvation Army complies with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Please be respectful of this and know that we do not tolerate the use of drugs or alcohol while volunteering community service. If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while volunteering with us, you will be asked to leave.

To volunteer with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, you will need to be able to pass a standard criminal background check. You will not need to pass this check to volunteer with our Family Store.

Emergencies/Absences

It is important that you report to your volunteer or community service placement punctually. This helps us to keep our programs running smoothly! If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please let our Volunteer Coordinator know. If tardiness/absences becomes habitual, your service may be terminated. If an emergency comes up and you need to leave, please let a staff person on site know, and contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as you are able.

Attire

Corps/The Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club volunteers must dress modestly; no mid-drift shirts, shorts must have at least a 3-inch inseam.

The Family Store

Family Store Volunteers/Community Service Workers must wear long pants and close-toe shoes during your service.