Volunteers help to prepare and serve meals to individuals and families living in our shelter, along with other kitchen tasks. Currently there is a great need volunteers Monday – Friday with an availability that is between 8:00am – 12:00pm. There are also volunteers needed between 3pm-7pm as each day we have community feeding, which provides meals to anyone in the community beginning at 4PM.

Food Pantry
Volunteers stock, sort, bag, and distribute non-perishable and perishable items for county residents in need of assistance. We currently need volunteers to help in the food pantry Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM – 12:30PM.

Disaster Relief
Volunteers are needed to assist the public during times of disaster, both locally and regionally. Advance training is required. For the next available training session, please contact William Bauguess at William.Bauguess@uss.salvationarmy.org. To learn more about our disaster services, please click here.

Child Care Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help teach children living in our shelter various activities while their parents are attending life skill classes. Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings in Fort Lauderdale. All child care volunteers must be 18 or older and successfully pass a background check along with fingerprints.

Life Skills Classes
Volunteers teach life skills to clients in evening classes ranging from computer skills to knitting. This is a great opportunity to use your talents to help others. Creativity is highly encouraged, so if you have an idea for a class, please let us know! With the opening of our apartment facilities at Plymouth Colony, we are especially interested in finding instructors for classes in nutrition and general homemaking skills.

Maintenance Workers
Volunteers assist our maintenance staff in general upkeep of our facilities. Hours are anytime Monday-Friday.

Product Drive Coordinators
Volunteers coordinate various product drives through their school, church, or neighborhood to be donated to our shelter. Examples of drives include food, toiletries, and baby care items. All items collected and donated will go to the thousands of individuals and families we help right here in Broward County.

Volunteers work with the Development Director to generate ideas, plan and manage special fundraising events throughout the year. This opportunity requires a strong familiarity with the community and its resources, as well as a continuous time commitment. If you are interested in this opportunity contact Alyse Gossman directly at Alyse.Gossman@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Please note: All volunteers working directly with children will be subject to a background check.

Application Process

To apply to become a volunteer, please save the Volunteer Application to your computer, complete all fillable entries, and email the application to Desiree Saunders Desiree.Saunders@uss.salvationarmy.org.

(You may also fill out an application at our Administrative Offices – 1445 W. Broward Blvd. | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312)


The Volunteer Coordinator will review your application. If you meet the basic requirements, she will contact you to set up an interview.


If you have any additional questions regarding our volunteer program, or need additional information,
please contact Desiree at 954-712-2435