The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters

2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

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Event Mascot -- Hope Fore Kids Golf Outing

Activity Summary:

Bring The Salvation Army's Mascot to life with your charismatic, upbeat and joyful personality.

 

We are looking for a volunteer who is willing to entertain our guests while wearing our Captain Shield  Mascot costume at our 150th Anniversary Civic Luncheon. 

When:

Date:   Monday, June 15, 2015

Time:  10:30am-Noon

Location:   Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

                  301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL

 

 Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable and Punctual, 
  • Energetic and Engaging,
  • Comfortable interacting with groups of people while in a costume.

 

Note:  The Salvation Army requires all volunteers to complete a background check; additional training may be required based on the position.

 

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please contact:

 METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org

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

 

 

 Check out the Mascot by clicking the link below!

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/salarmychicago/8980455679/in/set-72157634047130038 

 

 

 

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Building Maintenance

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Facilities Support Assistant

Activity Summary:

Help us create a clean, safe, and attractive environment for everyone 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.

Under the supervision of our Facilities Manager the facilities assistant will help keep our location clean and updated so we can continue to provide services to our community.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include floor maintenance, vacuuming the Chapel, emptying the trash, and possible event setup. We'll also ask your help in keeping an eye out for bigger beautification projects that might interest a large group of volunteers.

These volunteer hours will need to take place Monday-Friday. The schedule is flexible and will be worked out with the Facilities Manager.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 20lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Alcohol and drugs are not permitted at any of The Salvation Army's 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.

For additional questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

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

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Family & Social Services

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Child Care Program Intern

The responsibilities of the Child Care Program Intern are specified in the following position description. A criminal-background check, a Territorial Registry check, and Safe From Harm training are required for this volunteer position.

POSITION TITLE:                   Volunteer--Educational Trainer

 

LOCATION/DEPT:                   Child Care Program

 

REPORTS TO:                        Program Director

 

OUTCOMES

Primarily responsible for promoting the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army and providing educational training for parents and youth. Generate quality communications and build positive relationships with parents and staff.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  1. To provide workshops and training to Head Start parents and staff                     (especially parents, teaching staff, and directors) and Managers on agreed upon

       topics.

  1. Assures that all workshops for parents and staff are based upon

     developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices.

b.   Develop an Educational Training plan that will be reviewed and

     approved by the Program Director.

  1. Facilitates in-service training for parents and staff.
  2. Provide in-service training at delegate level and provides resources to                   individual sites to meet site in-service training requirements.
  3. Provide copies of workshop materials and participant sign-in sheets as

     documentation of trainings.

  1. To provide staff with signed in-kind volunteer forms as documentation of

       the in-kind services provided.

  1. Ensure that the agency has on file documentation of his/her educational

     credentials to ensure that the trainings meet the requirement of our

     Funding source.

  1. Research and discuss additional training that may benefit clients with the

     Program Director and the Educational Manager

  1. Work collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure that training

       Resources are fully utilized and that the training he/she provides

       compliments the rest of the training in the agency’s educational training

       plan (calendar)

 

  1. Coordinates the Child Care Program Training
    1. Work with the Program Director and the Education Manager to develop

     the T/TA Plan/Budget which is submitted to CDFSS in June/July

     annually, and once the plan is approved, monitors the expenditure of

     Funds.

  1. Work with the Education Manager to insure that her training is included in

     Child Care Program Training Plan/Calendar which includes training for all

      parents and staff.

  1. Plans with the Program Director and Education Manager if his/her

     schedule allows to facilitate training at the Agency Fall Welcome (Pre

     -Service) for parents and staff.

  1. Work with Program Director and Education Manager to assures that

     training requirements of both Head Start and DCFS licensing standards

are met through coordination with Managers and Site Directors.

  1. Training required by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  2. Annual hours of training require by CDFSS for Child Care staff.

 

  1. Participates as a member of the Child Care Program Management Team.
    1. Planning
      1. Coordinates with all members of the management team to plan,                         support and monitor training at the assigned The Salvation Army

     Child Care Program.

  1. Support staff if requested to identify potential funding sources for

     supplemental services and develops proposals as requested.

  1. Professionalism

i.    Maintains a professional attitude.

  1. Adheres to personnel policies.
  2. Supports and enforces program regulations.
  3. Assumes and thoroughly completes all duties in a professional  

      and timely manner.

  1. Accepts responsibility willingly.
  2. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the program.
  3. Responds objectively to change.
  4. Responds in a positive manner to constructive suggestions.
  5. Respects the confidentiality of parents, children, and other staff

      members.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, using diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
  • Articulate in conducting presentations either individually or for groups.
  • The ability to direct (initiate, schedule and manage) a variety of concurrent, high visibility activities is a must.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, ability to work in a team environment, show integrity and knowledge of community affairs.
  • Ability to work with various groups, and remain calm under pressure.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A strong personal conviction for the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • An excellent      attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
  • A flexible style      that also displays a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to write      clearly and give good instructions.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Experience and training in providing training and work with parents and staff. of the Creative Curriculum and other curriculums widely used in the field.

 

PEFORMANCE MEASURMENTS

This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Program Director.

 

POSITION LIMITATIONS

This individual will not commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.

 

This individual will not fail to keep the Program Director and other pertinent staff members informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.

 

This individual will not fail to adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is required to do light physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; communicate; use hands and fingers; move; occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands, as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.

 

POSITION RANKING

RPT                 Non-Exempt

 

SIGNATURES

 

____________________________________                       ________________

Employee                                                                                Date

 

____________________________________                       ________________

Supervisor                                                                               Date

 

 

Date: 2/13

Date Revised:

 

 

 

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General Opportunities

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

Those interested in doing a corporate/office, family or church group volunteer activity should contact the location which they are most interested in volunteering.

You can find Salvation Army location on our website salarmychicago.org/locations/


Thank you for your interest.

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Power of Prayer Team Member

Activity Summary:

Have you thought to yourself, I would like to help but weren’t sure how, or if you had the time? Joining our Power of Prayer Team may be perfect for you!


Job Description:

As a member of the Power of Prayer Team, you simply set aside 1 to 2 hours per week to pray for your neighbors in need. We will provide a list with the first name and details of the prayer request – you provide the prayer.

Community members often send ‘prayer requests’ to The Salvation Army, believing in the power of prayer. With your help, we can put their minds at ease.

You can pray from your home, a coffee shop, your church or wherever works best for you. You can pray alone, or with a group. Simply pray over the requests provided.


Qualifications: 

  • Believe in the power of prayer to help The Salvation Army provide a critically-needed service to people in the Chicagoland area.



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 Sandra at 773-205-3530 or by email at Sandra_Williams@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

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Volunteer Music Instructor

Share the life-changing power of music with a child.

The Salvation Army’s Let the Music Begin program identifies a public school without music classes that is in close proximity to a Salvation Army site equipped to support a partnership that provides after-school instruction at the school. Volunteers share their passion for music by leading students into enriching experiences including learning how to read music, how to play melodies on a recorder or piano, guitar or brass instrument and perform rhythms on drums. Students also are invited to the nearby Salvation Army to take advantage of supplemental or more advanced instruction and numerous opportunities to perform for an appreciative and encouraging audience. You don’t have to have a degree or be a professional musician to make a difference; even if you haven’t played an instrument in a while, you can help bring positive change to a child’s life through the power of music.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Passion for teaching and  assisting in spiritual development
  • Works well with diverse population
  • Must pass initial screening processes

 POLICIES

  • 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.

 

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Holiday Opportunities

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Angel Tree Help Desk Assistant

Purpose:        

The Social Services Angel Tree Help Desk Assistant is a volunteer position and serves as the receptionist and initial point of contact to all callers including the public, clients and other Salvation Army personnel contacting the Angel Tree Help Desk.  The person in this position will act as a representative of The Salvation Army and will provide a positive and professional experience for all callers.

Location: 

Division Headquarters, 5040 N. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60630

Time Commitment:

Two to three days a week for a 4-hour shift (9am-1pm or noon -4:00pm). Each shift is determined by volunteer availability.   September 28, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operate the switchboard with courtesy and professionalism toward the public and staff.
  2. Greet all callers and refer calls to appropriate locations.
  3. Display the mission of The Salvation Army in fulfilling reception duties.
  4. Relay internal messages to proper staff member.
  5. Maintain a gracious, clean and professional environment in the work station area.
  6. Supply information and referral to outside inquiries when The Salvation Army does not provide specific requested services (i.e., shelters for abused women and children, and any other available resources for help, etc.).
  7. Ensure outgoing voicemail messages provide accurate and up to date information.
  8. Perform general clerical duties, including data entry, copying, and filing.
  9. Assist in seasonal/special events programming as needed including sorting and packing Christmas toys and seasonal items for distribution and assisting in creating mailing including printing addresses, folding letters, stuffing envelopes, etc.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Responsible to:

Social Services Office Coordinator

Qualifications:

Eligible candidates for the Angel Tree Help Desk Assistant must be 18 years or older, have the ability to relate to and work with diverse populations, be reliable, professional and hard working.  In addition, candidates for this position must pass an interview and initial screening process. 

Competencies: 

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, using diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to be flexible.
  • Ability to work with demanding and difficult personalities.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with confidential material.

 Support:

Training for this position will be provided and will be scheduled by the Social Services Office Coordinator.  In addition, the Social Services Office Coordinator is available on an on-going basis to answer questions and provide other assistance/ guidance as needed.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 20-30 pounds.  In order to successfully perform the essential function of this position, the volunteer is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC.  Volunteer will be in an office environment with a low- to medium- noise level.  Must be able to drive, walk stairs, bend, stop and kneel frequently.

Dress Code:

Business casual attire.  Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Tank tops, undershirts, halter tops, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Clothing with offensive prints is not to be worn.

Policies:

  • The Volunteer must complete the online Volunteer Impact application and pass a screening/interview process.
  • Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site.
If you are interested in this position, please complete an online profile by clicking the "Sign Up" button.

If you have additional questions please email the Volunteer Resource Office at MetVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org.
 
 
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Volunteer Cook
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:        

 The Salvation Army East Chicago Corps Community Center is looking for volunteers to prepare and serve nutritious meals. Ideally this volunteer will be available Monday thru Friday from 10am until 1:30pm and be able to prepare 50-100 meals a day.

 

  • Prepare food items based on donations received, following standardized recipes and instructions to meet production, delivery and service schedules.
  • Ensure that food is at the correct temperature and is attractive and tasty.
  • Cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness. Stores or discards excess food in accordance with safe food-handling procedures.
  • Keeps refrigerators and storerooms clean and neat. Ensures food and supply items are stored per standards.
  • Operates and maintains kitchen equipment as instructed.
  • Assists in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required.
  • Reports needed maintenance, faulty equipment or accidents to the supervisor immediately.
  • Maintains good relationships with clients, customers, administrators and managers.
  • Performs job safely while maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Full of energy
  • Works well with diverse population
  • Pass initial screening processes
  • Food Handling license preferred

 

 Policies:

All Volunteers must complete a background check and initial screening process.  Additional training may be required based on position.

 

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.

 

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 Bill Vogt at METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org.  

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army.

 

 

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