Food Pickup Volunteer Driver for The Salvation Army (Oceanside)

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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office

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Position Title: Food Pickup Volunteer Driver

Reports To: Lt. Cody Trimmer

Purpose/Goal of Position: Support the Oceanside Corps, Community Center, in picking up food donations, from various grocery stores. The work this volunteer does makes a direct impact in the lives of many people by being part of the food pantry that provides food to those that are unable to afford it otherwise.


  1. Pick ups donations from various grocery stores around Oceanside for the Food Pantry program.
  2. This position will also be moving food boxes from the truck to the building and weighing boxes and documenting weight.
  3. Truck will be provided, this person may or may not be picking up donations with a staff person.

Qualifications/Skills/Certifications Needed:

  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries as required and appropriate.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and guests.
  3. Must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs. numerous times through out the shift.
  4. Current CA drivers license and good driving record.
This position will be required to pass a background check and undergo several on-line trainings including a driving training.

Ongoing Position:

Duration: Minimum of 3-6 month commitment

Available Schedules:

Day's: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. (only one day per week is required)
Time: 7am to 12pm

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About The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office


6605 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, US

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 by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


For more than 120 years The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of San Diego and to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The Salvation Army currently has representation in 120 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.


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3935 Lake BoulevardOceanside, CA 92056



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 5 hour shift per week required.
  • Must be able to lift up 50 pound boxes multiple times during shift. Must have a valid CA drivers license in good standing.

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