Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Joliet

Building & Office Positions

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Facilities 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 Coordinator 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.

A volunteer is needed for approximately 20 hours a week. Volunteer hours can be completed Monday-Friday from 10:00 to 3:00.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process

Policies:

This location background checks all applicants who will be volunteering in our building. 

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.

Parking is available on site in our private lot located at Richards and Third where our main entrance can be found.

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

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Facilities Assistant Supervisor

 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.

While shadowing our Facilities Coordinator the facilities assistant supervisor will help keep our facilities maintained while learning management and leadership skills.

 Job Description:

Responsibilities include supervision of other facilities staff members in the absence of our Facilities Coordinator, 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.

A volunteer is needed for approximately 20 hours a week. Volunteer hours can be completed Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 3:00.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass 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 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.

 

Parking is available on site in our private lot located at Richards and Third where our main entrance can be found.

Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application. The link can be found on the right under "I would like to volunteer."

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Community Center Program

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ESL Teacher

Activity Summary:

Work together by helping our community members learn English at the Joliet Corps. We are looking for an experienced or ESL certified teacher, who is comfortable working with class sizes as large as 15. Responsibilities will include preparing and teaching one-hour classes that will meet weekly over a period of eight weeks. You will write and administer tests and assignments for each unit of study, record attendance, prepare student progress reports, and assist with the development and review program.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Prior experience or certification in teaching preferably ESL
  • Must have a passion for helping
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Must be able to pass a background check

 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.

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. 

Parking is available on site in our private lot located at Richards and Third where our main entrance can be found.

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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Girl Guard and Sunbeam Assistants

Activity Summary:

We are looking for a dedicated, cheerful and compassionate Girl Guard Assistant and Sunbeam Assistant! We are looking for 2 females who are comfortable working with young ladies.

Responsibilities will include assisting in the preparation of troop meetings and activities, assist in troop fundraising, registrations, camping trips, record keeping and help with preparations for Divine Service. The vital role of the Assistants will be to help these young ladies develop into fully devoted disciples of Christ as well as functional and productive members of the Corps and society.

The Assistant Leaders will help as directed, presumably in a form of training to potentially become the Sunbeam Leader.

Volunteers will need to be available afterschool and weekends. The schedule can be flexible based on the availability of the volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Passion for helping young women
  • Must support The Salvation Army’s mission
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Willingness to make a 1 year commitment
  • Must be able to pass a background check

 Policies:

Volunteers will need pass an initial screening process and pass a background check. Once the volunteer has 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. 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. 

*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 furhter questions please contact Sharon at Sharon_Leigh@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

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Gym Assistant

Activity Summary:

Bring your enthusiasm, athleticism and ability to work well with young adults and volunteer to be a Gym Aide at The Salvation Army. The open gym basketball program offers youth(14 and up) an opportunity to stay healthy and active. This program gives young adults the opportunity to play, learn how to work cooperatively with other young adults while also having fun and developing talent. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping with the sign in process, electronic score keeping, referring, organizing and leading the players. You will also be helping in any after activity cleaning that may need to take place in the gym.

 This position requires 2.5 hours a week in the evening. Open gym is every Wednesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Full of energy
  • Has a passion for teaching, coaching and working with young male adults
  • Works well with diverse population
  • Pass initial screening process

 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 ( Sharon Leigh (815) 726-4834)

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

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Holiday Opportunities

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Angel Tree Shopper

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.

As the Angel Tree Shopper, you will be assisting our clients in gathering their toys to provide to their children on Christmas morning. 

Volunteers are needed December 15- December 17, 2014 from 9am-3pm. Volunteers are welcome to help for a couple hours or an entire day!

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High energy level and a joyful demeanor
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

 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.

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 Sharon at 815-726-4834.

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 donate their time by ringing bells next to our famous red kettles. As a Bell Ringer, you will be a part of the tradition that represents hope and joy to many throughout our 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 to fill shifts between November 14th and December 24, 2014.

Qualifications:

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

 Policies:

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. If you are unable to make a shift 24 hour notice is appreciated. 

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

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 additional questions please contact Sharon at Sharon_Leigh@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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

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Social Service Department

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Assistant Cook

Activity Summary:

Combine your culinary interests, compassion for helping people and your love for the community by volunteering with us as an Assistant Cook.  Be a part of the events we cook/serve for through out the year. As the Assistant Cook you will not only assist in preparing the food, but also help to serve, clean up, take inventory and develop other events menu. 

This position can be flexible. We need someone to commit to preplanned events through out the year.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience in working in a kitchen preferred, but not required
  • High energy level and poised demeanor
  • Organized
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Pass back ground 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 (Insert contact name and email address).

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

 

 

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Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry. Help our guests by insuring accurate quantities are collected.

The food pantry assistant will work closely with the Social Service Worker or other volunteers. The volunteer will greet shoppers and explain how the food pantry operates.

 Job Description:

Duties include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries and stocking shelves.

Volunteers are needed every Monday from 11:00 to 3:00.

 Qualifications: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to comfortably lift cases of food
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process

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.

Parking is available on site in our private lot located at Richards and Third where our main entrance can be found.


Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application. The link can be found on the right under "I would like to volunteer."

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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated be the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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