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The Salvation Army - Kansas / Western Missouri Divisional Headquarters

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Christmas Dinner

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Coat Checkers

Two volunteers are needed to accept coats from volunteers and put them in the coat closet while the volunteers serve on Christmas Day from 9 AM-1:30 PM at 101 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111.

 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.


12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Dining Room Clean Up

Twenty volunteers are needed to help with Dining Room Clean Up after the Christmas Dinner on 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.  

 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.


 

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Dishwashers

Volunteers are needed to help wash pots and pans during Christmas Dinner and put items into the dishwasher. Three dishwashers are needed Christmas Day from 10:30 AM to 2 PM. You will be on your feet the entire time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting dirty and wet. 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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.

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

 

Things You Must Have for this Volunteer Opportunity: 

 

  • Cleared Background Check
  • Basic Online Safe From Harm Training
  • Letter or email of volunteer confirmation

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.


 

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Driver Assistants under the Age of 18

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.  Please be sure to sign in when you enter with your driver.  We would like to send your school a letter of your volunteer service and will need this information to give you proper credit for your community service. 

 

When students, teachers and guardians/parents join together for community service, everyone wins! Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

 



12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Drivers to Deliver Christmas Meals

A total of 125 drivers are needed on Christmas Day to delivery meals to older &/or disabled adults. The Volunteer Director will schedule 25 drivers (total drivers - 125) 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 outside 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.

 

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Liquid Bucket Dumper

Two volunteers are needed to dump buckets of liquid from left over beverages at the Annual Christmas Dinner at 101 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111. You will be on your feet most of the time.  Wear appropriate shoes; clothes you will not mind getting food/beverage on.  This volunteer will need to be able to lift a 5 gallon bucket that is half to three quarters full.

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

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

 

 

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Trash Pullers

Two volunteers are needed to pull trash and replace trash cans with liners when they get full at 101 W. Linwood, KCMO 64111 on Christmas Day. The time is from 11 am to 2 pm. This should be a tall, strong volunteer.  You will be on your feet most 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. 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

12/25/2015 12/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Turkey Deboning

We need 35 turkey carvers to help de-bone turkeys after they are cooked. This is set for Wednesday, December 23, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. You may stand or sit to carve.  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. 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

12/23/2015 12/23/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Christmas Food Basket Assembly

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Trash Haulers

 

20 Volunteers are needed to haul and break down boxes; haul pallet wrappings away; keep packing area clear of trash for workers. You will be on your feet most of the day; Warehouse setting; Layer work clothes. You may want to bring a pair of work gloves. Your confirmation letter is your ticket to serve.  Please bring it with you. Additional unregistered volunteers will not be accepted the day of the event. Lunch, Beverages, and snacks will be provided. Please plan to work the entire shift that you sign up for. No children under 12 years of age will be permitted to participate because of safety issues. Please do not bring babies to the project.

 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

 

 

 

12/19/2015 12/19/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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.

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

12/17/2015 12/17/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Community of Caring Visits

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Community Care Outreach Sunday Drivers

120 Volunteers are needed to deliver gifts to older &/or disabled individuals on Sunday, December 6, 2015 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.

 

12/6/2015 12/6/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Driver Assistants Over 18 Community Care Outreach Sunday

120 Volunteer Drivers are needed to deliver gifts to older &/or disabled individuals on Sunday, December 6, 2015 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.

 

12/6/2015 12/6/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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.  Please to be sure to sign in when you enter with your driver.  We would like to send your school a letter of your volunteer service and will need this information to give you proper credit for your community service.

 

When students, teachers and guardians/parents join together for community service, everyone wins! Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.


12/6/2015 12/6/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Community Service Worker

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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.  

 

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Music Program Jobs

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Dock Help for Music Camp

What:  Load & Unload trucks with music equipment to take to

                    Salvation Army Three Trails Camp @ 40 Hwy. & Lee's Summit Road

Shifts & Locations Available: 

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Load @ DHQ – 3637 Broadway, KC, MO  64111

Unload @ 16200 E Highway 40, KC, MO 64136

(You will need your own transportation.)

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Two Volunteers Needed

 

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Load @ SA Three Trails Camp -16200 E. 40 Hwy. KCMO 64136                                                                  

Unload @ DHQ – 3637 Broadway, KCMO  64111

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

(You will need your own transportation.)

Two Volunteers Needed

Things you will want to know about these events:

        You will be lifting and loading music equipment for summer campers.  Work gloves would be helpful, jeans (No Sag) & t-shirts (No logos, please) and closed toe shoes are necessary.  Lunch will be provided for the Monday Shift.

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

6/15/2015 6/27/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Project Warmth

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Drop Days for Project Warmth

Two times we will collect coats, hats, gloves and blankets that have been gently loved for those who will be unable to purchase them for winter of 2015. On November 7th, 2015 from 3 PM - 7 PM, 200 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.

Second date to be announced.  Location of donated warehouse space to be announced.

This is a warehouse, dress in work clothes layers.

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

It will be important for you to register you and/or your groups.  I need to know how much dinner to order!

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

11/7/2015 12/5/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
November Distribution of Coats and Blankets

Physically fit volunteers able to bend and lift up to 60-70 Lbs. for distribution of coats and blankets to agencies that have applied to receive them. Snacks, beverages and lunch will be provided. Warehouse setting. Dress in layered work clothing. You will be on your feet; non slip shoes are a must.

Location to be announced.

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

11/11/2015 11/11/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Set Up Tables and Chairs for Thanksgiving Dinner

 

This is a great activity for an athletic team.

 We need ten volunteers to set up tables and chairs on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 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.

 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

 

11/25/2015 11/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Turkey Deboning

 

We need 35 turkey carvers to help de-bone turkeys after they are cooked. This is set for Tuesday, November 24, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. You may stand or sit to carve.  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. 

 

Gifts of time are always appreciated at The Salvation Army.

 

11/24/2015 11/24/2015 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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