The Salvation Army of Buffalo believes that volunteers are an essential resource for our organization. They share their time and talents without any compensation, and we value each and every one of them tremendously. We look forward to working with our cherished group of volunteers as well as new faces from our WNY community in 2017.

960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Golden Age Senior Center – We are looking for weekly reoccurring volunteers in our Senior Center Monday-Friday anytime from 9:00am-3:00pm. Our members participate in daily activities such as bingo, arts and crafts, light workouts, computer classes and field trips. Volunteers are welcome to join us anytime! Also, if you are a volunteer with a background in line dancing, Zumba, stretch, or any form of personal training we would love to pay you to teach a class. Please contact us for more information.

Citadel Corps Kids Club Every Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm volunteer as a tutor in our after school program. Help students complete homework assignments, work on arts and craft project and play games.

Employment Services We are seeking educated professionals to share their knowledge and professional know-how with those seeking assistance with job search, resume building and developing their skill. Opportunities are available weekdays, from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Emergency ShelterJoin our children in the shelter for Friday Night Kids Night from 6:30-8:00pm. Bring arts and crafts, board games, movie or activity to share with the group of kids currently staying with us. TGIF!

Street Feed Every Monday night October – April employees and volunteers pack our canteen with hearty meals and feed the homeless in downtown Buffalo. Join us on a Monday from 4:45-6:15pm and help hand out meals. Can’t join us on a Monday? Start a collection of warm clothes (gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks and coats) to hand out during Street Feed to help keep clients warm in the cold winter months.

Emergency Family Assistance Volunteers needed to help bag groceries, stock cage with donations and help make follow up calls to our clients. Opportunities are available weekdays from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Development Department Assistant Seeking a volunteer (or intern) willing to do research and recruit companies/businesses to get involved in our 2nd Annual Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race

Special Event Volunteer (or Intern)This year is our 12th Annual Golf Tournament. We need assistance in coordinating the auction that takes place during the event. Hours are flexible. Great opportunity for a student intern!

Drop In Center The Salvation Army of Buffalo is providing a safe place for youths to come socialize, get homework assistance and play games with their peers. Volunteers with special skills (such as dance, sports instruction or coaching, cheer, art, acting, resume writing, etc) are urged to apply. Drop In Center takes place Monday & Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm.

Facility Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm to help with upkeep - duties could include organizing, cleaning, painting, sweeping, etc.

Special Event Photographer The Salvation Army of Buffalo has several events year round that need a volunteer photographer to help capture all the special moments. Times and locations can vary based on the time of the year.


21 Westminster Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215

Kensington Corps Kids Club Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm volunteer as a tutor in our after school program. Help students complete homework assignments, work on arts and craft project and play games.

Facility Volunteer needed once a week Monday-Friday from 12-4pm to help with upkeep - duties could include organizing, cleaning, painting, sweeping, etc.


187 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

Pantry VolunteerTuesday and Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm Volunteers can assist with stocking the pantry and making grocery bags for clients.

Monday night dinner service Every Monday night from 4-6pm Volunteers can assist with dinner service to clients and neighborhood friends.  


46 Broad Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150

Youth ActivitiesTuesday 5:00-8:00pm volunteers can assist with youth activities and dinner service

Music Instruction Wednesday’s 5:00-7:00pm volunteers with musical talent are welcome to join

Pantry assistance Volunteers needed to assist with pantry organization Saturday from 9:00-11:00am

Food Distribution After Sunday service volunteers can help hand out meal bags from 1:00-2:00pm


6 locations around Buffalo, NY  

Thrift Store Volunteer Volunteers are needed assist with the organization and sale of donated good. The stores are open Monday-Saturday. Hours vary on location.


Events in summer 2017 that will need volunteers:

12th Annual Red Kettle Open Golf Tournament – June 2017

2nd Annual Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race – July 29, 2017

To get details on these opportunities and other please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Demi Walsh (716)888-6220 or Demaree.Walsh@use.salvationarmy.org