Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

Emergency Disaster Services - Metropolitan Division

Canteen Positions

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Canteen Crew Member

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's special forces!  Whether serving firefighters and victims of local neighborhood fires, or assisting first responders of national disasters like Joplin Tornado or the local disasters in Washington IL. Our emergency relief efforts are there to support our communities in need during times of significant hardship and need. 

Canteen, also known as a mobile kitchen, is the most well known of Salvation Army disaster services vehicles. These Canteens provide the hot meals to first responders.  

As an Canteen Crew Member you will be serving from full-service "kitchen on wheels" which is capable of preparing thousands of meals within a 24 hour period. 

This position requires willingness to work on call. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly scheduled shift. This shift can range from once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month. Flexibility available, but upholding your commit is crucial to our fellow team members and first responders. 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level and a handles stressful situations with a poised demeanor
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Due to the position, volunteers need to be willing to undergo an initial screening process, attend training session, and pass background check. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

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

Uniforms are provided on site. We highly recommend closed toed comfortable shoes.

*Off street parking is available*

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

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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Canteen Driver

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's special forces!  Whether serving firefighters and victims of local neighborhood fires, or assisting first responders of national disasters like Joplin Tornado or the local disasters in Washington IL. Our emergency relief efforts are there to support our communities in need during times of significant hardship and need. 

Canteen, also known as a mobile kitchen, is the most well known of Salvation Army disaster services vehicles. These Canteens provide the hot meals to first responders.  

As an Canteen Driver you will be operating a full-service "kitchen on wheels" which is capable of preparing thousands of meals within a 24 hour period. 

*This position requires willingness to work on call. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly scheduled shift. This shift can range from once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month. Flexibility available, but upholding your commit is crucial to our fellow team members and first responders. 

Qualifications:

  • 21 years or older
  • Valid Drivers license 
  • High energy level and a handles stressful situations with a poised demeanor
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Due to the position, volunteers need to be willing to undergo an initial screening process, attend training session, pass background check and Motor Vehicle Report. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

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

Uniforms are provided on site. We highly recommend closed toed comfortable shoes.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

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

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!

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Duty Officer

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's special forces!  Whether serving firefighters and victims of local neighborhood fires, or assisting first responders of national disasters like Joplin Tornado or the local disasters in Washington IL. Our emergency relief efforts are there to support our communities in need during times of significant hardship and need. 

Canteen, also known as a mobile kitchen, is the most well known of Salvation Army disaster services vehicles. These Canteens provide the hot meals to first responders.  

The Duty Officer volunteer is responcible for receiving calls from the 800 hotline, taking the information from the agency which is requesting a EDS Canteen. With the information the Duty Officer will contact a driver and crew member to be dispatched to the emergency. The Duty officer will monitor all movement of both the canteen and personal dispatched to the emergency until the canteen driver and crew are released from the scene and back in quarters. 

This position requires willingness to work on call. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly scheduled shift. This shift can range from once a week, once a month, or one weekend a month. Flexibility available, but upholding your commit is crucial to our fellow team members and first responders. 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level and a handles stressful situations with a poised demeanor
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

Due to the position, volunteers need to be willing to undergo an initial screening process, attend training session, and pass background check.

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

 

Volunteer will need a cell phone. The Salvation Army E.D.S. center will provide a cell phone to those volunteers who commit to three or more shifts per month.

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

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!

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

National Disaster Training Programs

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Incident Command System Coarse

Date: Saturday June 21th 2014.

Location: 1000 Pratt Blvd. Elk Grove Village.

Time: 8am to 4pm

Registration Fee: $15

Registration is required and lunch is provided.

 

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ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course

Date: Friday  and Saturday May 30-31, 2014

Location: 1000 Pratt Blvd. Elk Grove Village

Time: 8am-4pm

Registration Fee: $15

*Registration is required. Lunch will be provided

 

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Spiritual and Psychological First Aid

Date: Friday and Saturday October 24-25, 2014

Location: 1000 Pratt Blvd. Elk Grove Village

Time: 8am-4pm

Registration Fee: $50

*Registration is required. Lunch will be provided

 

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Warehouse

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Warehouse Fork Lift Operator

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's largest warehouse measuring approximately 48,000 sq ft. Our warehouse receives and transports emergency items to disaster areas. We also supplement our local community center's food pantries, which addresses hunger all year round. During holidays we are responsible for receiving, packing and delivery 10,000 boxes to area families for them to enjoy a meaning Christmas dinner.

As a Fork Lift Operator you will be unloading and loading trucks with the use of a fork lift to the appropriate storage location. These items are for the use of our EDS team.

This position requires willingness to work on an "on call" basis.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to pass an 8 hour training course
  • Ability to lift and carry in excess of 50 lbs
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

 Policies:

This position requires the volunteer to pass and initial interview process, undergo training and willingness to complete a background check.

Alcohol, drugs, smoking and concealed weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. We ask that volunteers have not consumed alcohol within 24 hours of their agreed to on call shift.

Volunteer will be provided a uniform, but should plan to wear comfortable closed toed shoes.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

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

 

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!

 

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Warehouse Truck Driver

Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's largest warehouse measuring approximately 48,000 sq ft. Our warehouse receives and transports emergency items to disaster areas. We also supplement our local community center's food pantries, which addresses hunger all year round. During holidays we are responsible for receiving, packing and delivery 10,000 boxes to area families for them to enjoy a meaning Christmas dinner.

As a Warehouse Truck driver you will be a key member of our team! Your responsibilities will include loading, delivering and unloading essential items to our neighbors in need. 

*This position is on an as needed basis, disasters are never conveniently timed. Flexibility is key and we appreciate anyone's willingness to help in this times of need.

Qualifications:

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

 Policies:

Due to the position, volunteers need to be willing to undergo an initial screening process, attend training session, pass background check and Motor Vehicle Report. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

**Alcohol, drugs, smoking and conceal weapons are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. Volunteers are asked not to commit to a called in shift if they have consumed alcohol in the last 24 hours.

Uniforms are provided on site. We highly recommend closed toed comfortable shoes.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

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

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!

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

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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