Volunteer Opportunities

Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays

Volunteer Shifts: 

8:00am-11:00am & 10:45am-1:45pm

  • Cooking and cooking preparation
  • Set up/clean up
  • Serving
  • Bussing – clear table and scrape dishes
  • Dish washing
  • Putting away clean dishes and portioning desserts
  • Make coffee and supervise bread area
  • Greeting/counting
  • Divide bulk bread into smaller portions

The Soup Kitchen is operated out of the Salvation Army Church which is located at: 187 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC. Phone: 250-954-0707

Food Bank

Food Bank

Open Mondays to Fridays (Hours can vary by day)

Volunteer Shifts: 

8:30am-12:00 & 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • Greet clients
  • Sort food (including bread)
  • Stock shelves
  • Help clients shop
  • Build and deliver School Packs once a month
  • Pick up bread/grocery items from donation points:
  • Save On Foods
  • Thrifties
  • Starbucks
  • Tim Hortons
  • Quality Foods (Parksville and Qualicum)
  • Costco

The Food Bank is operated out of the Salvation Army administration building which is located at: 886 Wembley Rd. French Creek Phone: 250-248-8793

Thrift Stores

Thrift Stores

Open Mondays through Saturdays

Qualicum Location:
103-671 Beach Rd. Qualicum Beach (250-752-1850)
Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm

  • Stocking items on the shelves and general merchandising
  • Running the till


PKS Island Hwy Location:
109-192 W. Island Hwy, Parksville (250-248-8154)
Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm

  • Sorting, tagging and stocking items on the shelves
  • Testing electronics
  • Minor repairs to items
  • Building/setting up displays
  • Bagging items at the till


PKS Hirst Location:
107 Hirst Ave Parksville (250-248-1590)
Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm

  • Ironing clothing items
  • Building/setting up displays


PKS Warehouse:
1210 Industrial Way, Parksville
Monday-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Moving/sorting furniture
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunites

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities


  • Kettle Workers (bell ringers)
  • Kettle Captains (set up and retrieve kettles, check in for shift changes)
  • Kettle money counters
  • Christmas Hampers/Christmas Food Bank Shopping Preparation
  • Administrative support
  • Seasonal meals at the Soup Kitchen
Special Projects

Special Projects

Event Coordinators
Volunteers to assist in the planning and delivery of fundraising and training events.

These are challenging roles that require strong organizational skills and the ability to respond effectively in a high-pressure setting.

Emergency Disaster Services

Emergency Disaster Services

Emergency Feeding
Through our mobile kitchen units – provision of hot meals and beverages to disaster victims and emergency workers.

Meet and Greet
Meet and direct victims traumatized by disaster to any and all services required in an Emergency Reception Centre – beginning the process of recovery.

Emotional and Spiritual Care
Emotional support to disaster victims and EDS workers, as well as providing a chaplaincy presence among those coping with the aftermath of a disaster.

Interested in volunteering?

Please contact Brandalyn Musial, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  250-248-8794
Fax:  250-248-8601

Alternatively, please complete a volunteer registration form and forward it to volunteers@nullparksvilleslavationarmy.ca.

All volunteers are carefully screened and trained.   To volunteer you will be required to complete a Volunteer Registration Form, attend an intake interview with department supervisor, Complete a RCMP Criminal Record Check,  and receive training.

Do you have a professional service that you could offer free of charge to our community clients?

  • Chiropractor
  • Massage therapy
  • Barber

How to Start Volunteering

  1. Pick up an application form from any of our locations
  2. Submit it completed to our general office
  3. Come for an interview and see where you fit
  4. Get started making a difference!