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The Salvation Army - Kansas / Western Missouri Divisional Headquarters

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Activity Assistant
  • Car/Van Driver
  • Disaster Services
  • Food Pantry Sorting
  • General Maintenance
  • Ground Maintenance
  • Instructor
  • Janitorial
  • Reading/Education Tutor
  • Summer Youth/Family Camps
  • Supply Pickup/Delivery

Christmas Dinner

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
2014 Drivers to Deliver Christmas Meals

We need a total of 125 drivers on Christmas Day to delivery meals to older &/or disabled adults. The Volunteer Director will schedule 25 drivers (total drivers - 150) every fifteen minutes at 11:00 am, 11:15 am, 11:30 am, 11:45 am, and Noon. Drivers will come to 101 W. Linwood, KCMO 64111 to the outiside garage, get a packet of addresses and then will go across the sidewalk to pick up food.

Background checks are a MUST for the driver and everyone over 18 years of age in the car.  A cleared Motor Vehicle Registration is required for the driver. A signed release form stating you are responsible for all parties in your vehicle and a copy of your proof of insurance card will be necessary before you pick up your delivery assignment.

 Salvation Army is asking all volunteers to complete the on line Safe From Harm Training.  As Volunteers sign up for this position, instructions for completing the on line training will be e-mailed to each volunteer.  On line training is simple and will take about an hour or less to complete. This training is good for four (4) years.

All information is private and not shared with other people or agencies. You must have a letter or e-mail of confirmation to drive...it is your ticket to serve. 

Confirmation will be sent to you before the event by the Volunteer Department. Please be sure to take someone with you when you drive to delivery meals.  A friend or family member is acceptable.

As Always, Your gift of time is appreciated.

 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
2014 Driver Assistants Over 18 Year

This position is for individual volunteers over the age of eighteen who are accompanying Christmas meal drivers. Background checks and an online Safe From Training are required.  This event occurs on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014.

We will NOT pair Assistant Drivers with Drivers.  Please have your assistants selected at sign up time.

 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Driver Assistants under the Age of 18

Anyone under the age of 18 who is planning to accompany a driver must please fill out an application on line so that we know who's car you will be in.  You are must be accompanied by adult over 18 in order to go into individual houses. 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Check In Table Outside for Meal Drivers

Four volunteers are needed to be Captains in the outside garage, when other Meal Delivery Volunteers arrive to receive maps and names for meal delivery.  These four volunteers will need to be skilled in map reading and know the metro KCMO area well.  Their task will be to give directions to delivery drivers should they have any questions about address locations.

Dress weather appropriate for being in a garage that is open to the outdoor temperatures.  This event is at 101 West Linwood, KCMO  64111.

Volunteers will receive an e-mail or letter of confirmation for this volunteer position.  Please bring printed e-mail or letter with you….it is your ticket to serve!

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

Two volunteers are needed to accept coats from volunteers and put them in the coat closet while the volunteers serve onTuesday, December 25, 2012 from 9 am-1:30 pm at 101 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111.

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Dining Room Clean Up

Twenty volunteers are needed to help with Dining Room Clean Up after the Christmas Dinner on Tuesday December 25, 2012 is over. This includes throwing away plates, napkins, tablecloths, wiping off tables, mopping floors, etc. This is at 101 W. Linwood, KCMO 64111 from 1-3 pm. You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. Don't forget your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve.  

 

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Kitchen Clean Up

Six volunteers are needed to help with kitchen clean up after Christmas Dinner is over on December 25, 2012. This includes putting food away in refrigerators, getting pots and pans ready to wash, wipe off kitchen counters, etc. from 1-3 pm.  You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve.  

12/25/2014 12/25/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Set Up Tables and Chairs for Christmas Dinner

 

This is a great activity for an athletic team.

We need ten volunteers to set up tables and chairs on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. for our Christmas Dinner. You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes. Some heavy lifting required. Set up is at 101 W Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation.

12/23/2014 12/23/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Turkey Deboning

We need 35 turkey carvers to help de-bone turkeys after they are cooked. This is set for Tuesday, December 23, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. You may be on your feet the entire time or sitting.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. This will be the only volunteer event in Kansas City where you are asked to bring a sharp knife with you and....You will be allowed to keep it! 

Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve. 

12/23/2014 12/23/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Christmas Food Basket Assembly

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Warehouse Set Up for Food Box Assembly

We will be moving tables, supplies and conveyer rollers into place to assemble and pack 5,000 food boxes for families who have applied for Christmas Assistance. We will be on our feet. Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs

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

Community of Caring Visits

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
2014 Community Care Outreach Sunday Drivers

120 Volunteers are needed to deliver gifts to older &/or disabled individuals on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Directions and maps will be provided. The location to pick up the gifts, maps and directions is: DHQ Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, KCMO 64111 (Free Parking provided at the back entrance on Central Street).

Things You Must Have for this Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Cleared Background Check
  • Cleared Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Signed Release Form for Passenger Safety
  • Copy of Proof of Insurance on the car you will be driving for deliveries
  • Letter or email of volunteer confirmation

Salvation Army is asking all volunteers to complete the on line Safe From Harm Training.  As Volunteers sign up for this position, instructions for completing the on line training will be e-mailed to each volunteer.  On line training is simple and will take about an hour or less to complete. This training is good for four (4) years.

All back ground information is private and not shared with other people or agencies.

Volunteers will not be accepted the day of the event.

As Always, Your gift of time is appreciated.

 

12/7/2014 12/7/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
2014 Driver Assistants Over 18 Community Care Outreach Sunday

120 Volunteer Drivers are needed to deliver gifts to older &/or disabled individuals on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  All Drivers are encouraged to bring family or friends with them.  This volunteer opportunity is more fun when you do it with your family or friends!

Please bring your letter or e-mail confirmation letter the day of the event; it is your ticket to serve!

Things You Must Have for this Volunteer Opportunity:

  •  Cleared Background Check
  • Letter or email of volunteer confirmation

Salvation Army is asking all volunteers to complete the on line Safe From Harm Training.  As Volunteers sign up for this position, instructions for completing the on line training will be e-mailed to each volunteer.  On line training is simple and will take about an hour or less to complete. This training is good for four (4) years.  If you have already taken it, you are probably good to go!

All back ground information is private and not shared with other people or agencies.

Volunteers must be preregistered and unregistered volunteers will not be accepted the day of the event.

As Always, Your gift of time is appreciated.

 

12/7/2014 12/8/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Driver Assistants Under 18 Community Care Outreach Sunday

Children accompanying a driver, who are under the age of 18, please fill out an application on line with your birthdate so that we will have you as a registered volunteer. 

12/7/2014 12/7/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Driver to Deliver Gifts

Drivers will transport their assistant drivers and a small gift to designated addresses.  The real gift is your presence.  The gift will be small and insignificant, but enough to let our clients know Salvation Army remembered them at Christmas.

Background checks are a MUST for the driver and everyone over 18 years of age in the car.  A cleared Motor Vehicle Registration is required for the driver. A signed release form stating you are responsible for all parties in your vehicle and a copy of your proof of insurance card will be necessary before you pick up your delivery assignment. It will be scanned on site before you pick up your gifts & maps.

Salvation Army is requesting all volunteers to complete the on line Safe From Harm Training.  As Volunteers sign up for this position, instructions for completing the on line training will be e-mailed to each volunteer.  On line training is simple and will take about an hour or less to complete. This training is good for four (4) years.

All information is private and not shared with other people or agencies. You must have a letter or e-mail of confirmation to drive...it is your ticket to serve. 

Confirmation will be sent to you before the event by the Volunteer Department. Please be sure to take someone with you when you drive to delivery meals.  A friend or family member is acceptable.

As Always, Your gift of time is appreciated.

Jane Sander

Metro Volunteer Director

816-968-0396


 

 

 

12/7/2014 12/7/2014 2Seasonal  0All shifts available  

Community Service Worker

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Support Staff for (almost) any office

These special volunteers come to The Salvation Army as volunteers via the justice system.  Violent crimes, sex crimes, repeated drug offenders, crimes of theft are unable to complete their community service hours with The Salvation Army due to the vulnerable populations we serve. Client safety is a number one priority.  All community service workers MUST make contact with the Volunteer Director before signing up.  

 

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Project Warmth

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
2014 Distribution of Coats and Blankets

Distribution help to give bags of coats and blankets to agencies that have applied to receive them. Snacks and beverages  will be provided. Warehouse setting. Dress in layered clothing. You will be on your feet; non slip shoes are a must.

IF you are coming for the all day event, pack your lunch.  We will have snacks and drinks.  If you are coming for the second day, be prepared to get a cancelation phone call.  We may get finished with all the distributions the first day!

12/10/2014 12/10/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Drop Days for Project Warmth

On December 5th, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 125 volunteers are needed to unload 10-12 semi-trucks of donated coats and blankets and separate them into piles of women, men's children's coats, new items and blankets. When items have been sorted, bags of 5 items will be packed and stacked. Location is to be announced. Dinner and beverages will be provided.

This is a warehouse, dress in layers.

These are excellent activities for youth 12 and over, families (NO TODDLERS OR BABIES) and groups of most any size.  This is a BIG job that must be complete in a short period of time.

12/5/2014 12/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Telethon Truck Loader

Volunteers will be present outside at Project Warmth Telethon for KCTV 5, 4500 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS,  to help donors load donated gently loved coats and blankets onto truck.

12/4/2014 12/4/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Thanksgiving Dinner

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
2014 Check In Table Outside for Meal Drivers

Four volunteers are needed to be Captains in the outside garage, when other Meal Delivery Volunteers arrive to receive maps and names for meal delivery.  These four volunteers will need to be skilled in map reading and know the metro KCMO area well.  Their task will be to give directions to delivery drivers should they have any questions about address locations.

Dress weather appropriate for being in a garage that is open to the outdoor temperatures.  This event is at 101 West Linwood, KCMO  64111.

Volunteers will receive an e-mail or letter of confirmation for this volunteer position.  Please bring printed e-mail or letter with you….it is your ticket to serve!

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Coat Checkers

Two volunteers are needed to accept coats from volunteers and put them in the coat closet while the volunteers serve on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 9 am-1:30 pm at 101 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111.

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Dining Room Clean Up

Twenty volunteers are needed to help with Dining Room Clean Up after the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27, 2014 is over. This includes throwing away plates, napkins, tablecloths, wiping off tables, mopping floors, etc. This is at 101 W. Linwood, KCMO 64111 from 1-3 pm. You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve.  

 

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Kitchen Clean Up

Nine volunteers are needed to help with kitchen clean up after Thanksgiving Dinner is over on November 28, 2013. This includes putting food away in refrigerators, getting pots and pans ready to wash, wipe off kitchen counters, etc. from 1-3 pm.  You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve.  

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Rest Room Monitors

Four volunteers are needed for Thanksgiving Dinner on November 27, 2014 to check the bathrooms and to refill toilet paper holders and wipe down the sinks, if necessary. Two volunteers for the men's restroom and two volunteers for the women's restroom. You will be on your feet some of the time.  Wear appropriate shoes. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve. 

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
2014 Table Cleaners-Replace Table Cloths

Seven volunteers are needed to wipe off tables and replace the tables with tablecloths when individuals are done eating Thanksgiving Dinner at 101 W. Linwood, KMO 64111 from 11 am to 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014. You will be on your feet some of the time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food on. Please bring your letter or e-mail of confirmation...it will be your ticket to serve. 

11/27/2014 11/27/2014 3Scheduled  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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