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The Salvation Army - Milwaukee County

2014 Christmas Family Feast

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Coats and Volunteer Check-in

This group of volunteers will check the coats and make sure that they are safe and secure, and will also give out the t-shirts to registered volunteers.  MUST BE 16 OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ACTIVITY.

12/23/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Crowd Management

The Crowd Management volunteers will be positioned at strategic locations through out the ballroom with a focus on the entrance and gift area.  The Crowd Management volunteers purpose will be to manage the flow of guests in a monitored, controlled and safe fashion.  You will be identified with a yellow vest over your clothing, will work in pairs and will report to the Security and Lead Staff. Experience in security and crowd control a plus.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Feast Day Coat Check & T-shirt Area

This group of volunteers will check the coats and make sure that they are safe and secure, and will also give out the t-shirts to registered volunteers.  MUST BE 16 OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ACTIVITY.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Feast Day Coat Check & T-shirt Area Coordinator

Responsibilities: Supervising the volunteers and the Coat Check process to ensure the safe return of all coats. The Coat Check Team Lead will perform the following duties: -Set up the system for coat checks with cards (12/23) -Make sure the volunteers assigned to you understand their duties -Make sure volunteers are not getting their own coats -Communicate with Lead staff for any situations -Treat everyone with respect -Wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! You will be responsible to attend training and to sign in and out of volunteer log.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Floaters

The Floater position at The Christmas Family Feast is a position that fills in the areas of greatest need at the moment.  The Floaters may get the opportunity to try different positions replacing volunteers  as they take their lunch break.

 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Floor Staging

Assist with setup for the Christmas Family Feast day by ensuring the front gift area, volunteer area, kitchen area, ballroom, and coat area are completely set up. Volunteers should be able to lift tables, help distribute merchandise as needed.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Friendly Visitor

These volunteers will go around to the tables and spread Christmas joy by talking with the guests and giving out the cards while they last.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Guest Greeter

Responsibilities include: Make guests feel welcome, give directions and information


Greeter will perform the following duties:
-Welcome guests and wish them a merry Christmas!
-Inform the guest of procedures of meal, seating, take out and gift giving as requested
-Should know where all the restrooms are located
-Need to only work one shift in order to give more people a chance to volunteer

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Guest Hosts

Start the guest's holiday experience by escorting them to a table where they will be treated like the honored guest they are. The guest hosts will follow the lead of the Guest Host Team Lead on when, where and how to walk them to their tables. Be ready to smile and help others enjoy this special day.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Kitchen Preparation Volunteers - DAY 1

Help make the Christmas meal one to remember for 8,000 people on Christmas Day by getting the food ready. the kitchen will need to be sanitized and ready for food preparation. Some food will need to be prepped and prepared for the day of the Feast. On 12/24 & 12/25 the food will be cooked. Volunteers are needed in 4 hour shifts to cook, prep, and get ready all of the wonderful food that will be served on Christmas Day. Cooking experience is not necessary but you will need to be 18 years or older.

12/23/2014 12/23/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Kitchen Preparation Volunteers - DAY 2

Help make the Christmas meal one to remember for 8,000 people on Christmas Day by getting the food ready. the kitchen will need to be sanitized and ready for food preparation. Some food will need to be prepped and prepared for the day of the Feast. On 12/24 & 12/25 the food will be cooked. Volunteers are needed in 4 hour shifts to cook, prep, and get ready all of the wonderful food that will be served on Christmas Day. Cooking experience is not necessary but you will need to be 18 years or older.

12/24/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Kitchen Preparation Volunteers - FEAST DAY

Help make the Christmas meal one to remember for 8,000 people on Christmas Day by getting the food ready. the kitchen will need to be sanitized and ready for food preparation. Some food will need to be prepped and prepared for the day of the Feast. On 12/24 & 12/25 the food will be cooked. Volunteers are needed in 4 hour shifts to cook, prep, and get ready all of the wonderful food that will be served on Christmas Day. Cooking experience is not necessary but you will need to be 18 years or older.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recovery Team

Spend most of the Christmas Day with your family and then bring them down to the Christmas Family Feast to help us break it down. This great team or group opporutnity would be cleaning off tables, putting supplies in their places, and generally bringing the room back to it's previous apprearance. Also, help get the food ready to for pick up for the homeless shelters in the area and clean the kitchen.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Re-Set and G-Patrol

Responsibilities: Maintain the re-set of tables for fast turnover of guests and monitor garbage for disposal. Duties to Perform: •Take direction from the Team Lead volunteer in green t-shirt •Monitor the re-set of tables process for a quick turn around time •Know where all supplies are located for table re-set •Monitor the need for garbage removal and know where it is to be taken to •Communicate with Team Lead staff of any problematic situations •Greet guests and other volunteers with Merry Christmas •Know where all restrooms are located •Treat everyone with respect

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Spotter

Responsibilities: Identify guests that needed to be seated and direct them to open seating. Identify areas for re-set team. Duties to Perform: •Take directions from Key Lead Staff •Responsible for one section of the three section ballroom •Identify open seats for new guests and direct them to seating •Alert wait staff team to new guests arrival for immediate serving by holding “Service Needed Here” sign •Alert re-set team for reset of tables by holding “ReSet Table Here” sign •Greet guests with a Merry Christmas greeting •Treat all people with respect •Know location of restrooms •Understand volunteer break procedures

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Take Out Crew

Set up take away area.  When it is time, you can get food ready to go in the clam shells for the guests to take home.  There will be a lead person that will direct you. 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Check-in Assistant 2nd Shift

Assist the Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator by helping sign in Christmas Family Feast volunteers.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Check-in Assistant 3rd Shift

Assist the Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator by helping sign in Christmas Family Feast volunteers.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Guides

Responsibilities: Welcome volunteers upon their arrival and direct to registration table and coat check room. Duties to Perform: •Take directions from Volunteer Administrator for procedures •Position self in back hallway or front hallway as directed by Volunteer Administrator •Welcome volunteers with a Merry Christmas greeting •Direct them to the coat check room and then to the registration table •Treat all people with respect •Know where restrooms are located •Understand volunteer break procedures

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Wait Staff

Responsibilities: Wait staff volunteers will proceed through the serving line and deliver food to the seated guests in the order that is directed by the Team Lead. Duties to Perform: •Take directions from the Team Lead volunteer in green t-shirts •Proceed through food serving line and get food trays for serving •Deliver trays of food to the seated guests as directed •Greet guests with a Merry Christmas greeting •Treat all people with respect •Know where restrooms are located •Understand volunteer break procedures

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Welcome Carolers 1st shift

No prior choral experience or training is necessary. 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Welcome Carolers 2nd shift

No prior choral experience or training is necessary. 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Welcome Carolers 3rd shift

No prior choral experience or training is necessary. 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

2014 Feed the Children

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Food and Merchandise Handler

This volunteer position would be loading the give away food and merchandise from the trucks into the cars of the people that have a voucher to receive the merchandise. There would be an assembly line of volunteers to help with this project. 

Volunteers in this position would need to be able to lift over 10 pounds, bend and stretch and be on your feet for 3 hours.

5/21/2014 5/21/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Traffic Control & Voucher Volunteers

Volunteers will be needed to help with direction of the cars entering the event and checking their vouchers.  This event will be held outside so dress for the weather.

Location to be announced.

5/21/2014 5/21/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

2014 Feed the Kids

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Lunch Assembler

This is a great team building activity. Volunteers make and assemble lunches. The lunches are distributed later via the Salvation Army's mobile feeding units to children of greatest need in the greater Milwaukee area. The volunteer team will be responsible for cleaning and set up of the workroom in addition to assembling lunches.

Volunteers should be able to communicate, understand and follow directions and be able to accomplish given tasks. Volunteers will need to work effectively in a team unit.

Volunteers must maintain proper hygiene in keeping with guidelines of a food handling environment. A hair net, gloves and apron will be provided.  Training in proper hand washing techniques and use of hats and gloves will be covered. If you wear a hat, you do not need to wear a hair net.  Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of teens or children require one adult per every four children.

Time & Location: Mondays - Fridays, 8:45 to 11:30am at 5880 N. 60th Street, Milwaukee

6/20/2014 8/21/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Canteen Drivers

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Special Event Canteen Drivers

The Driver position should be able to drive several times a year during a special activity.  The volunteer would need to pass our drivers background check and our regular background check.  Experience driving different vehicles is required.  A CDL license is a plus. This will include driving our mobile canteen to special events.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Distribution Center

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Warehouse Volunteer
This volunteer will work closely with the Warehouse Manager in a variety of duties including but not limited to: dock work, inventory of merchandise, maintanance, cleaning and sorting of donated merchandise.
    1Unscheduled  2No shifts available  

Divisional Headquarters Volunteer

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Division HQ Copy Room assistant     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Office Assistant

Help program staff and volunteer administrators with data entry, special projects, file management,  and recruitment of volunteers for large special events.  This position would require the volunteer to work in a professional environment. This activity is an as needed basis. If available, you will be contacted as needed to discuss availability.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Emergency Disaster Services

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Disaster Food Services Team Member
This position will require attending training sessions. The trained volunteer would assist in some or all of the following activities: Food preparation, food serving from a mobile feeding unit or a fixed feeding site, replenishing supplies and clean up.
    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

"The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."

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