Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Midway

Administration Support

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Front Office Assistant

Activity Summary:

Help us create a welcoming environment at our Corps. We are looking for a friendly and professional individual to perform office tasks that allows us to facilitate our corps programs.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include answering our multi-phone line system, assisting those that enter our facility, screening potential social service applicants, helping interested volunteers with applications and other office duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

Policies:

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.

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. Skirt/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee.

 *Off street parking is available**

Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application by clicking the “Sign Up” tab.

For additional questions please contact (INSERT NAME AND CONTACT)

10/22/2014 1/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Character Building Programs

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Adventure Corps Assistant Leader

The Salvation Army Adventure Corps is a program for boys ages six through fourteen. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others. By participating in a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, investigating museums, visiting nursing homes, memorizing Bible verses and camping, young men learn to overcome physical, mental and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.

The Adventure Corps Assistant Leader is to assist the leader in any way needed in the preparation of the weekly meeting or in any other way necessary. In the absence of the Adventure Corps Leader the Assistant will take the responsibilities of the Adventure Corps Leader as described below.

The Adventure Corps Leader is responsible to lead participants in their weekly program consisting of recreation, badge achievements, and spiritual aims. The Adventure Corps Leader is responsible for the recording all attendance and reports and for the general leadership of the program.

 

he underlying desire and purpose of the Adventure Corps Leader is to help young men develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

 

The commitment for this position is 1 year, which is renewable.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Adventure Corps Leader

The Salvation Army Adventure Corps is a program for boys ages six through fourteen. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others. By participating in a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, investigating museums, visiting nursing homes, memorizing Bible verses and camping, young men learn to overcome physical, mental and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.

 

The Adventure Corps Leader is responsible to lead participants in their weekly program consisting of recreation, badge achievements, and spiritual aims. The Adventure Corps Leader is responsible for the recording all attendance and reports and for the general leadership of the program.

 

he underlying desire and purpose of the Adventure Corps Leader is to help young men develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

 

The commitment for this position is 1 year, which is renewable.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Girl Guard Assistant Leader

Girls in middle and high school are given the opportunity to join Girl Guards, a four-fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and life-style choices as they move into adulthood, based on what they've learned as a Girl Guard.

The Girl Guard Assistant Leader is to assist the leader in any way needed in the preparation of the weekly meeting or in any other way necessary. In the absence of the Girl Guard Leader the Assistant will take the responsibilities of the Girl Guard Leader as described below.

The Girl Guard Leader has the responsibility to prepare for each troop meeting and to plan the advancement and activities of the individuals and the troop. She will recruit for and chair the troop committee and serve on the Young People's Pastoral Care/Program Council. Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of troop fund raising and troop finances
  • Registrations
  • Camping
  • Maintain and submit statistics
  • Keep open communication with the parents
  • Assist in the preparation of the The Salvation Army's annual awards meeting

The underlying desire and purpose of the Girl Guard Assistant Leader is to help young ladies develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

 

This position requires a 1 year commitment, which can be renewed

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Girl Guard Leader

Girls in middle and high school are given the opportunity to join Girl Guards, a four-fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and life-style choices as they move into adulthood, based on what they've learned as a Girl Guard.

 

The Girl Guard Leader has the responsibility to prepare for each troop meeting and to plan the advancement and activities of the individuals and the troop. She will recruit for and chair the troop committee and serve on the Young People's Pastoral Care/Program Council. Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of troop fund raising and troop finances
  • Registrations
  • Camping
  • Maintain and submit statistics
  • Keep open communication with the parents
  • Assist in the preparation of the The Salvation Army's annual awards meeting

The underlying desire and purpose of the Girl Guard Leader is to help young ladies develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

 

This position requires a 1 year commitment, which can be renewed

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Sunbeam Assistant Leader

Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls ages six through eleven develop socially, mentally and spiritually. The Sunbeam program emphasizes the importance of growing spiritually, mentally, physically and socially through fun activities, field trips, camps, service projects, earning activity emblems and so much more! It gives girls a refuge, a place to be themselves, have fun, deepen their relationship with God, gain self-confidence and discover how they can make a difference in the world.

The Sunbeam Assistant Leader supports the Sunbeam Leader in accomplishing the duties of Sunbeams. In the absence of the Sunbeam Leader, the Assistant will assume the role of the Sunbeam Leader, whose duties include:

  • Preparing for each troop meeting
  • Planning the advancement and activities of the individuals and the troop.
  • Serve on the troop committee
  • Be responsible for the oversight of troop fundraising, registrations, camping, and record keeping and
  • Help with preparing the annual awards meeting, as prescribed in the Sunbeam Leader's Manual

The underlying desire and purpose of the Sunbeam Leader is to help young ladies develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

This position requires a 1 year commitment.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Sunbeam Leader

Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls ages six through eleven develop socially, mentally and spiritually. The Sunbeam program emphasizes the importance of growing spiritually, mentally, physically and socially through fun activities, field trips, camps, service projects, earning activity emblems and so much more! It gives girls a refuge, a place to be themselves, have fun, deepen their relationship with God, gain self-confidence and discover how they can make a difference in the world.

 

The Sunbeam Leader has the responsibility to prepare for each troop meeting and to plan the advancement and activities of the individuals and the troop. She is to serve on the troop committee and be responsible for the oversight of troop fundraising, registrations, camping, record keeping and help with preparations for the annual awards meeting, as prescribed in the Sunbeam Leader's Manual. The underlying desire and purpose of the Sunbeam Leader is to help young ladies develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ as well as functional and productive members of The Salvation Army and society.

 

This position requires a 1 year commitment.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Christmas Bellringing

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Bellringing - Walgreens 6016 W 63rd St

Ring bells at our red kettles at stores to help raise money to support our programming.

11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Bellringing - Walgreens 7150 S Archer
Ring bells at our red kettles at stores to help raise money to support our programming.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Bellringing - Walgreens -7878 S Harlem
Ring bells at our red kettles at stores to help raise money to support our programming.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Bellringing - Walgreens 8715 S Harlem
Ring bells at our red kettles at stores to help raise money to support our programming.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Bellringing - Walmart 10260 S Harlem Ave
Ring bells at our red kettles at stores to help raise money to support our programming.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Fair Play - Hickory Hills (left entrance)
Ringing bells to help our Red Kettle campaign. Raising money for our programs next year.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Fair Play - Hickory Hills (right entrance)
Ringing bells to help our Red Kettle campaign. Raising money for our programs next year.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Fair Play - Worth (left entrance)
Ringing bells to help our Red Kettle campaign. Raising money for our programs next year.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Fair Play - Worth (right entrance)
Ringing bells to help our Red Kettle campaign. Raising money for our programs next year.
11/7/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Fair Share
Ringing bells to help our Red Kettle campaign. Raising money for our programs next year.
11/28/2014 12/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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 Monday through Saturday from November 14th until Christmas Eve. 

Qualifications:

  • 18 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 773-838-8005.

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

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Social Service

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Food Pantry Assistant

Assists caseworker on food distribution days greeting and intaking clients, reviewing applications, boxing food, supervising lobby, and informing clients of other programs and services that could benefit them.

10/22/2014 1/30/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Toy Shop & Holiday Food Baskets

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Christmas Food Basket and Toy Shop Intake Assistant

Toy Shop is an opportunity for pre-registered low income families to select Christmas gifts for their children. It assists thousands of needy children in Chicago each year, who might have otherwise gone without a hot meal or gifts under the Christmas tree. Volunteers help in many ways to make the experience a pleasant one for these families.

Intake Assistants help parents schedule appointments to participate in Toy Shop. They prepare information for Toy Shop Registrars to ensure a smooth and pleasant Toy Shop experience for parents.

10/28/2014 12/6/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Christmas Food Basket Preparation

Toy Shop is an opportunity for pre-registered low income families to select Christmas gifts for their children. It assists thousands of needy children in Chicago each year, who might have otherwise gone without a hot meal or gifts under the Christmas tree. Volunteers help in many ways to make the experience a pleasant one for these families.

Those that volunteer to help prepare Christmas food baskets will organize food items, pack baskets, and prepare them for distribution at Toy Shop.

12/15/2014 12/15/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toy Shop Escort

Toy Shop is an opportunity for pre-registered low income families to select Christmas gifts for their children. It assists thousands of needy children in Chicago each year, who might have otherwise gone without a hot meal or gifts under the Christmas tree. Volunteers help in many ways to make the experience a pleasant one for these families.

Volunteer Escorts guide parents through the toy store, assisting them in selecting age appropriate toys for each of their children. They also keep the tables supplied with toys so parents can make their selections and assist with check out as parents leave Toy Shop. This could include tasks such as bagging gifts or recording stats.

12/16/2014 12/18/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Toy Shop Sorter

Toy Shop is an opportunity for pre-registered low income families to select Christmas gifts for their children. It assists thousands of needy children in Chicago each year, who might have otherwise gone without a hot meal or gifts under the Christmas tree. Volunteers help in many ways to make the experience a pleasant one for these families.

Toy Shop Sorters sort toys arriving at the site, supply toys to the appropriate table areas as needed, organize the gift supply area, and help unload incoming donations in preparation for the opening of Toy Shop.

12/15/2014 12/22/2014 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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