Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Des Plaines Corps

Administration

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Data Entry

Activity Summary:

Input personal data from persons who received help during the Christmas season.

Goal: 600 families received assistance of food and gifts during Christmas.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include inputing data from hard copies into our online system. . Job must be performed at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center. 

Schedule: Anytime: Monday thru Friday 8am – 4pm
Time Frame: Until Project is Complete 
Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position requires long periods of sitting and typing. The work environment for this position has a minimal noise level.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to manage confidential client information
  • Possess computer literacy and typing skills
  • Behavior consistent with The Salvation Army Mission Statement 
  • Pass background check

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 in front of the main entrance can be found.

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

For additional questions please contact Captain David at David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

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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 Des Plaines and the surrounding area. As a Corps Van Driver, you will safely operate the vehicles under direct supervision of the Corps Officer. Our need for reliable drivers will increase during our Red Kettle Campaign (November 15th-December 24th).

 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to lift 20lbs
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience and comfort in driving large vans
  • High energy, poised demeanor and friendly disposition
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, organized and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process and MVR screening process

 Policies:

Volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process, since at times they may be driving children. Once passed, volunteers will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. We kindly ask that you refrain from drinking 24 hours prior to your shift.

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 Captain David at David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Volunteer Coordinator

Activity Summary:

Help us manage our most precious resource: Our volunteers! Without the support of those who donate their time and skills, it would not be possible for The Salvation Army to serve so many people in need in our community. 

We are looking for a friendly and professional individual to perform tasks related to volunteer management. Responsibilities include assisting and screening potential volunteers, helping volunteers with the online and paper applications process, recruiting and maintaining volunteers and coordinating the volunteers schedules.

These skills will look great on a future resume!

Office hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 5:00pm. This position will not need to report daily, but a regular schedule will be created.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Friendly and works well with diverse populations
  • Must be able to pass initial screening process, background check and complete an online training

Policies:

Volunteers will need pass an initial screening process and clear a background check. Once approved, volunteers will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

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. Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. We ask that you refrain from wearing tank tops, undershirts, halter tops, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirt/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee. Business casual dress would be appreciated for this office position.

 

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

If you have additional question please contact Captain David at David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

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

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General Opportunities

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Beautification and Maintenance Assistant

Activity Summary:

We strive to keep our facility in the best shape. Your service will help keep our location clean and update so we can continue to provide services to our community in a welcoming and beautiful facility.

Those interested can volunteer Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:15pm

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 30lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 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. Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Tank tops, undershirts, halter tops, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. 

*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 Captain David at David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

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Holiday

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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 847-981-9111.

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 food items for 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 847-981-9111.

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 generously donate their time by ringing bells next the famous red kettles. As a Bell Ringer, you will be a part of the tradition that represents hope and joy to many throughout your 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 throughout the season. November 15th-December 24th.

Qualifications:

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

 Policies:

Volunteers will check in at our office (609 W Dempster) before being taken with the needed supplies to their kettle location.

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

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

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army. Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Tank tops, undershirts, halter tops, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirt/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee. 

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.

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

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Ministry

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Ushers and Greeters

We are looking for friendly and welcoming individuals to volunteer as ushers and greeters for our Sunday Services. 

Volunteers are needed Sundays from 9:30-12pm.

Those who are interested should click the "Sign Up" button. 

For additional questions please contact Captain David by emailing David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

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Programs

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Breakfast with Babies Volunteers

Activity Summary:

Be a part of our “Breakfast with Babies” program. Expecting mothers and mothers with children of 1 year or younger are invited to enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to “shop” for needed items. These items include diapers, wipes, clothes and toys for their child.

Breakfast with Babies takes place on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Volunteers shifts are occur between 7/730am until 10/11 am.

 Job Description:

Volunteers are needed as hosts, assistants, food preparers and servers.

 Qualifications: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Friendly, reliable and professional
  • Pass background check

 

Policies:

Due to the population, volunteers must undergo a background check.

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 Cheryl at clh760@yahoo.com

Check us out on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/BreakfastWithBaby

 

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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 shopping with our clients. Volunteers will check the client forms and help distribute goods ensuring clients get the correct items. 

Food Pantry hours are Thursday's from 9-3pm. Willingness to volunteer for all or part of the shift is appreciated!

 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. 

 Qualifications: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • 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 Captain David by emailing David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

 

 

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Jobs Program Assistants

Activity Summary:

Be a part of the team helping those in our communities find the jobs they need. Our Jobs Program is looking for support staff.

This opportunity is available Monday-Friday from 8:15-4:15. Schedule can be flexible, but a regular commitment will be needed.

 Job Description:

Volunteers will assist in a variety of ways based on needs and skill set. Duties may include calling clients, data entry and other tasks as needed.

 Qualifications: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Friendly, reliable and professional
  • Pass background check

 Policies:

Depending on the assigned duties, volunteers who will have access to confidential information must undergo a background check.

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 Bob at Robert_Elhert@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Nursery Assistants

We are looking for volunteers to help in our nursery during programs and Sunday Services.

Sunday Service 

Volunteers will be needed from 9:30-12pm to watch over and care for children ages 3 and younger.

Programs

We also host English as a Second Language classes Monday and Wednesdays from 9am-11am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm. Volunteers will assist in watching the children and interacting with them in age appropriate activities.


Policies

For the safety of the children, volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

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*

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 Captain David at David_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

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

 

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