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.

 Qualifications: 

  • 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

Policies:

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 Travis_Catalina@usc.salvationarmy.org

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

 

 

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Holiday Opportunities

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Angel Tree Toy Sorters

Activity Summary:

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program allows local businesses, groups, organizations, and individuals to buy gifts for children in need throughout Chicago to open on Christmas Day.

We are looking for volunteers who can help us sort toys by age and gender and pack them up to go to local children to open on Christmas day.

Volunteers are needed December 15th-19th.

Qualifications:

  • 16 years or older
  • Able to lift up to 30lbs
  • High energy level and a joyful demeanor
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working

 Policies:

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 call our office at 815-756-4308.

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

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Holiday Food Box Distribution

Activity Summary:

We need your help to sort and package these food items before distribution. With your support, we can provide a holiday meal for a family to create memories with this holiday season.

Volunteers are needed December 15th-19th.

Qualifications:

  • 16 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 30lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working

Policies:

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. You will want to wear comfortable shoes.

*Off Street Parking is available.*      

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please call our office at 815-756-4308.

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

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Volunteer Bell Ringer

Activity Summary:

Greet holiday shoppers and help spread the joyful Christmas spirit. 

We are looking for individuals to donate their time by ringing bells next to our famous red kettles. As a Bell Ringer, you will be a part of the tradition that represents hope and joy to many throughout our community. Whether you're with a friend, family, co-workers or classmates, all are welcome at any of our hundreds of kettle locations. The funds collected help provide food, clothing and emergency assistance to our neighbors all year round.

Volunteers are needed Mid November until Christmas Eve. 

Qualifications:

  • 16 years or older (younger volunteers are permitted with supervision)
  • Passion for helping our community
  • Must be polite, cheerful and reliable.

 Policies:

We welcome you to sign up for as many shifts and locations as you would like, but we ask that you please uphold your commitment. If you are unable to make a shift 24 hour notice is appreciated. 

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted during volunteer hours.

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

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please call our office at 815-756-4308.

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)

CORPS MINISTRY POSITION DESCRIPTION
THE SALVATION ARMY
Position:
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
Talents/Abilities:
confident and able to lead, radiate warmth, articulate,
excellent communication
Passion:
disseminating Biblical truth, making the Bible
understandable to their particular age group
Shepherd:
CO , SS Superintendent
Soldiership Required:
no, Commissioned or Warranted
Schedule:
to be worked out with SS Supr. and approved by CO
Commitment:
1 year renewable
Youth Ministries

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Driver

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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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 

 Policies:

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 Travis_Catalina@usc.salvationarmy.org. 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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