The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - DeKalb

Food Pantry

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Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry. Join us in welcoming and directing clients to our food pantry. Volunteers will check the client forms, help distribute goods and ensure clients get the correct items. 

 Job Description:

The food pantry assistant will will greet shoppers and explain how the food pantry operates. Duties include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries and stocking shelves.

Our Food Pantry hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. As well as Thursday nights from 5:00 pm-6:45 pm. The volunteer's schedule can be flexible depending on the volunteer’s availability.


  • 14 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus


Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer sites 

Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Shoes are to be closed toe. We don’t want any injuries done to the toes. Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirts/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee.

*Off Street Parking is available*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!



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Sunday School

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Sunday School Teacher/Substitute Teacher (Corps Ministry Position Description)

Sunday School Teacher / Substitute Teacher
Ministry Description:
A Sunday School Teacher has the responsibility for the
preparation and presentation of the weekly SS lesson to their particular
class. Each teacher should gear their lesson to the understanding
and receptivity of their age group. The SS teacher should also take a
keen interest in their students and contact them in their absence and
for milestone events (birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.). The SS
Teacher is expected to inform the SS Superintendant if they will miss
a Sunday and to procure someone to substitute for them. Other duties
are: proper record keeping of class attendances, setting and cleaning
up of classroom, assist with SS openings as needed, and class participation
in special events. The underlying desire and purpose for the
Sunday School Teacher is to help students to develop into fully devoted
disciples of Christ, as well as functional and productive members
of the Corps and society.
Substitute teachers should remain current on what is being taught in
the class so that they are able to pick up where the regular teacher left
off with a smooth and seamless transition.
Spiritual Gifts:
teaching, discernment, wisdom, knowledge
confident and able to lead, radiate warmth, articulate,
excellent communication
disseminating Biblical truth, making the Bible
understandable to their particular age group
CO , SS Superintendent
Soldiership Required:
no, Commissioned or Warranted
to be worked out with SS Supr. and approved by CO
1 year renewable
Youth Ministries

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Afternoon Receptionist

The tasks involved with the Afternoon Receptionist will be answering phones, taking messages, and interacting with visitors.

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Activity Summary:

As a vital part of daily operations, The Salvation Army runs programs and services that often require the transportation of goods, food, or individuals to various locations throughout the Chicagoland area. As a Corps Van Driver, you will safely operate the vehicles under direct supervision of the Corps Officer.

This position can be flexible. 


  • 18 years or older
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience and comfort in driving throughout the city
  • High energy, poised demeanor and friendly disposition
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, organized and hard working
  • Pass initial screening, background check and MVR 


Due to the position, Volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

If you have further questions please contact Travis at Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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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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