Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

Emergency Disaster Services - Metropolitan Division

Canteen Positions

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Canteen Crew Member

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is there when disaster strikes. From serving firefighters and victims of local house fires to assisting first responders in national disasters like the Joplin tornado, EDS relief efforts are supporting communities in times of significant need.

Canteens, or mobile kitchens, are the most well known of EDS vehicles. Canteens provide hot meals and cold drinks when and where they're needed most.  

As a Canteen Crew Member, you will serve on a full-service "kitchen on wheels" that is capable of preparing thousands of meals per day.

This position requires willingness to work on call. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly scheduled shift. Shifts can be once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month, but upholding your commitment is crucial to your team members and the first responders that we serve.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level and the ability to stand for hours at a time
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional, and hard working

Policies:

Due to the nature of the position, volunteers need to pass a background check and attend training. Once cleared, volunteers need to complete The Salvation Army Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

EDS uniforms (hats and shirts) are provided. Closed toe shoes required.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are not to consume alcohol when they are on call.

If you have further questions, please contact Ed by email at Ed_Johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org or by phone at 847-415-7092.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 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.

 

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Canteen Driver

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is there when disaster strikes. From serving firefighters and victims of local house fires to assisting first responders in national disasters like the Joplin tornado, EDS relief efforts are supporting communities in times of significant need.

Canteens, or mobile kitchens, are the most well known of EDS vehicles. Canteens provide hot meals and cold drinks when and where they're needed most.  

As a Canteen Driver, you will serve on a full-service "kitchen on wheels" that is capable of preparing thousands of meals per day.

This position requires willingness to work on call. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly scheduled shift. Shifts can be once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month, but upholding your commitment is crucial to your team members and the first responders that we serve.

Qualifications:

  • 21 years or older
  • Valid Driver's license 
  • High energy level and the ability to stand for hours at a time
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional, and hard working
Policies:
 
Due to the nature of the position, volunteers need to pass a background check, a motor vehicle report, and attend training. Once cleared, volunteers need to complete The Salvation Army Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

EDS uniforms (hats and shirts) are provided. Closed toe shoes required.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are not to consume alcohol when they are on call.

If you have further questions, please contact Ed by email at Ed_Johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org or by phone at 847-415-7092.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 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.

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Duty Officer

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is there when disaster strikes. From serving firefighters and victims of local house fires to assisting first responders in national disasters like the Joplin tornado, EDS relief efforts are supporting communities in times of significant need.

Canteens, or mobile kitchens, are the most well known of EDS vehicles. Canteens provide hot meals and cold drinks when and where they're needed most.

As a Duty Officer, you will be responsible for receiving calls from the EDS disaster hotline that agencies use to request the service of an EDS Canteen. You will gather the needed information over the phone and then dispatch drivers and crews to emergency sites. From that point, the Duty officer is responsible for monitoring all EDS vehicle movement until the canteen driver and crew are released from the scene and back in quarters.

This position requires commitment to a regularly scheduled shift of being on call. Shifts can be once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month, but upholding commitment is crucial to team members and the first responders that EDS serves.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Personal cell phone available for use
  • Confident on the phone and able to stay calm in emergencies
  • Reliable, professional, and hard working

Policies:

Due to the nature of the position, volunteers need to pass a background check and attend training. Once cleared, volunteers need to complete The Salvation Army Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are not to consume alcohol when they are on call.

If you have further questions, please contact Ed by email at Ed_Johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org or by phone at 847-415-7092.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 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.

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Training Opportunities

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Incident Command System Course

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Location: 1000 Pratt Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Fee: $15.00
Registration fee includes course materials, snacks, and lunch.

This course provides participants with a general orientation to The Salvation Army Incident Command System (ICS) and explains how it is used to command, control, and coordinate disaster relief operations.

Registration is required. Contact Ed Johnson, volunteer administrator, for a registration form and additional information: ed_johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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Spiritual and Psychological First Aid

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014

Location: 1000 Pratt Blvd Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Fee: $50.00
Registration fee includes course materials, snacks, and lunch.

 

This course provides participants with a general orientation to The Salvation Army Incident Command System (ICS) and explains how it is used to command, control, and coordinate disaster relief operations.

 

Registration is required. Contact Ed Johnson, volunteer administrator, for a registration form and additional information: ed_johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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Warehouse Positions

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Warehouse Fork Lift Operator

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has one of The Salvation Army's largest warehouses, measuring approximately 48,000 sq ft. The warehouse receives and stores emergency items to be transported to disaster areas. Additionally, the warehouse is a hub for donations management in support of Chicagoland Salvation Army social service programs. During the holidays, the EDS warehouse is especially busy as EDS is responsible for packing over 10,000 food boxes that are delivered to Chicagoland families in need.

As a Fork Lift Operator, you will be unloading and loading trucks and transporting product around the warehouse.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to pass 8 hours of certification
  • Ability to lift and carry in excess of 50 lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working

Policies:

Volunteers need to pass a background check, a motor vehicle report, and attend training. Once cleared, volunteers need to complete The Salvation Army Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

EDS uniforms (hats and shirts) are provided. Closed toe shoes required.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are not to consume alcohol when they are on call.

If you have further questions, please contact Ed by email at Ed_Johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org or by phone at 847-415-7092.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 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.

 

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Warehouse Truck Driver

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has one of The Salvation Army's largest warehouses, measuring approximately 48,000 sq ft. The warehouse receives and stores emergency items to be transported to disaster areas. Additionally, the warehouse is a hub for donations management in support of Chicagoland Salvation Army social service programs. During the holidays, the EDS warehouse is especially busy as EDS is responsible for packing over 10,000 food boxes that are delivered to Chicagoland families in need.

As a Warehouse Truck driver, your responsibilities include loading, delivering, and unloading essential items to our neighbors in need.

*This position is on an as-needed basis. A flexible schedule is ideal.

Qualifications:

  • 21 years or older
  • Valid Class C Driver's license
  • Must be able to lift and carry items in excess of 50 lbs 
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

Policies:

Volunteers need to pass a background check, a motor vehicle report, and attend training. Once cleared, volunteers need to complete The Salvation Army Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

EDS uniforms (hats and shirts) are provided. Closed toe shoes required.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are not to consume alcohol when they are on call.

If you have further questions, please contact Ed by email at Ed_Johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org or by phone at 847-415-7092.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 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.

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Mission Statement

Disasters come in all kinds of forms, from headline-making tornadoes, floods, and blizzards to personal disasters, such as home fires. But, whatever disaster strikes, you can be assured The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services personnel will be on hand providing comfort, care, and assistance to both victims and first responders. Volunteers are needed for both behind the scenes and front line disaster work. While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Program consists of several basic provisions: food service, donations management, emergency communications, and emotional and spiritual care.

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