Volunteering offers you an opportunity to give back and serve others by assisting at Community and Family Services or at the church.  Our Food Bank/Thrift Store/Christmas volunteer coordinator can be reached at 905-723-7422 ext 221. For other volunteer choices contact the church office at 905-436-0011. Thanks so very much for considering being a volunteer and helping so many in need.

  • Food Bank Volunteers
    • assist with sorting, checking date/quality,
    • help with bagging, and distributing food
    • MOP canteen truck for homeless
  • Thrift Store Volunteers
    • assist with sorting, checking quality, pricing
    • help in store, displaying donated items
    • help pick-up and delivery of larger items
  • Christmas Volunteers (November & December)
    • assist with the toy receiving/sorting/displaying
    • help assemble food hampers
    • stand at the Christmas Kettles. 2 and 3 hour
  • Church Volunteers
    • many groups gather to get things done with great fellowship along the way: community garden, church gardening, kitchen helpers (coffee/tea/food, set-up, clean-up), greeters, ushers, media team helpers (video cameras and audio/streaming), Sunday prep (folding bulletins/Welcome folders),

We offer support to individuals receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and those coming through the justice system who are required to perform community service hours by providing them with a venue to complete these hours. Our programs reach the community in many ways, including:

  1. Providing food for those in need through our Food Bank
  2. Providing clothing and furniture through our thrift Store
  3. Providing cooked food for those living on on the streets 
  4. Stop Theft Counselling
  5. Marital/Couple Counselling
  6. Grief & Loss Counselling
  7. Anger & Stress Management
  8. Abuse & Trauma Counselling
  9. Spiritual Counselling Parenting
  10. Personal Boundaries & Relationship
  11. Self Image & Self-Esteem
  12. Budgeting & Financial Counselling
  13. Anxiety and Depression Counselling
  14. Christmas Toys and Christmas Food Hampers for those in need
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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]