Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Hammond-Munster

Community Center

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Beautification and Maintenance Facility Support

Help us create a welcoming, clean, safe, and attractive environment for everyone in the community who enters our doors!

We need a dedicated and organized individual to perform the tasks that will make our facility a place that everyone can be proud of! Responsibilities include floor maintenance, vacuuming the Chapel, emptying the trash, and decorating (in consultation with the supervisor). We'll also ask your help in keeping an eye out for bigger beautification projects that might interest a large group of volunteers.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, and are required to clear our criminal background check. You must be able to lift at 30 pounds. Successful candidates must complete our Safe From Harm training.

If you are interested in learning more, please call Emily Martinez at 219-838-0380.

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

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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 Emily Martinez at 219-838-0380 or email at emily_martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Office Specialist

CORPS MINISTRY POSITION DESCRIPTION
THE SALVATION ARMY
Position:
Office Specialist
Ministry Description:
The primary function of an Office Specialist is to answer the
telephone, directing calls to the appropriate area of responsibility.
There is a heavy call load with many questions to be answered; patience
and understanding are necessary. Other duties may be to write
letters, file correspondence, stuff envelopes, wrap gifts, count money,
bake cookies and other tasks as requested.
Spiritual Gifts:
helps
Talents/Abilities:
administration, organization, office skills
Passion:
filing, record keeping, being of service
Shepherd:
Corps Secretary
Soldiership Required:
no, Commissioned or Warranted
Schedule:
To be worked out with CO
Commitment:
1 year renewable
Business

7/25/2014 12/31/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Coordinator

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 your community and throughout Lake County. 

If you are a dedicated, organized individual with good writing and computer skills, and if you believe wholeheartedly in volunteerism, we need you to help manage our facility's volunteers. You'll write volunteer position descriptions, coordinate volunteer schedules, collect required documentation, and manage our volunteer website and database. We'll also enlist your help in preparing refreshments and other supplies as needed, as well as coordinating transportation when necessary.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, and have the ability to lift 30 pounds. Candidates must clear our criminal background check and meet our Motor Vehicle Report requirements. Successful candidates must complete our Safe From Harm training. 

Interested Candidates should complete the online application.

Work will be done between the hours of 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday.

Based on the needs of the organization and the availability of the volunteer a flexible schedule can be arranged.

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

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Social Services

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Food Pantry Greeter

The Salvation Army's Food Pantries feed hungry people all year long.

Join us in welcoming clients and directing them to the registration table, where you will check the forms that they bring. You'll also help carry food baskets to clients with limited mobility. Candidates must enjoy relating to people from diverse backgrounds. We also need your good communication skills, your strong desire to serve and help others, and your ready smile! Bilingual abilities are a plus.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, must be able to lift 30 pounds or more, and will be required to clear a criminal background check. Successful candidates will be required to take our Safe From Harm training.

If you are qualified and would like more information, please call Lt. Betsy Clark at 219-838-0380.

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

7/25/2014 12/31/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Social Services Intern

Areas Of Responsibility: Provide material assistance to Lake County, IN low income residents Conduct assessments and referrals as required for problem solving and helping clients gain self-sufficiency. Specific Functions: 1. Must sign in and out to document time spent volunteering 2. Interview and assess clients for eligibility determination for material assistance 3. Work closely with other community providers to avoid duplication of services and to maximize referral sources for clients 4. Maintain accurate and concise case records on all clients 5. Maintain accurate statistical data on all services delivered 6. Maintain weekly reports on services delivered for statistical recap 7. Work closely with the Social Services staff to ensure delivery of services 8. Accept additional assignments in client services as assigned by the Social Services Director

Requirements: • Ability to work with diverse population • Case work experience • Knowledge of community resources • Computer skills needed • Applicant must complete all application material i.e. confidentiality agreement Training: • Social Services staff will be available to train

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Youth Programs

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
VBS Counselor

Activity Summary:

If you have experience and interest in working with children, and like working as part of a team, please consider providing leadership and supervision to our kids as a VBS Counselor. You'll ensure the safety of our children and provide them with great educational and recreational experiences. You'll report to our VBS Director and work in cooperation with other VBS staff.

Applicants must be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from July 21 through July 25.

Qualifications: 

  • 13 years or older
  • Passion for helping
  • 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 background check. 

Policies:

Due to the population, 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.

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 Emily Martinez at Emily_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

 

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VBS Site Leader for Jaguar Juction (Games)

Activity Summary:

If you have a passion about teaching children about the nature of God through active play and games, please consider providing leadership and supervision during our Vacation Bible School as the Jaguar Juntion Games Leader. You'll ensure the safety of our children and provide them with great educational and recreational experiences. You'll report to our VBS Director and work in cooperation with other VBS staff.

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Pray! Pray early and pray often for God's leadership during this important ministry opportunity!
  • Attend all training sessions.
  • Prepare a list of all needed equipment or supplies.
  • Try out all games ahead of time to ensure they run well and safely.
  • Work with the director and others to decorate the site.
  • Reinforce the daily theme at each session.

Applicants must be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from July 21 through July 25.

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to lift 40lbs
  • Passion for helping
  • 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 Background check

Policies:

Due to the population, 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.

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 Emily Martinez at Emily_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

 

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VBS Site Leader for Slug-a-Bug S.W.A.M.P. (Missions)

Activity Summary:

If you have a passion about teaching children about the nature of God through Service and Missions, please consider providing leadership and supervision during our Vacation Bible School as the Slug-A-Bug S.W.A.M.P. Leader. You'll ensure the safety of our children and provide them with great educational and recreational experiences. You'll report to our VBS Director and work in cooperation with other VBS staff.

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Pray! Pray early and pray often for God's leadership during this important ministry opportunity!
  • Attend all training sessions.
  • Choose and prepare activities and service projects for Slug-a-Bug S.W.A.M.P.
  • Gather supplies and equipment.
  • Work with the director and other helpers to decorate the site.
  • Lead the class through the activites each day of VBS.
  • Work with the director regarding the mission video segments.
  • Emphasize the daily theme in all sessions.

Applicants must be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from July 21 through July 25.

 Qualifications: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to lift 40lbs
  • Passion for helping
  • 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 background check. 

Policies:

Due to the population, 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.

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 Emily Martinez at Emily_Martinez@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

 

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, 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 and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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