We urgently need help to serve those most in need in Salinas by delivering 300 fresh meals to homeless encampments in the area, three days a week.
Volunteers will help load the meals into The Salvation Army's mobile food canteen and then drive the canteen to pre-assigned routes, where meals will be delivered to County staff at each homeless encampment.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2 hour shifts (11am - 1pm).
2 volunteers per shift are required (one driver/ one passenger).
Volunteer drivers will need to be certified to drive Salvation Army vehicles and be background checked.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided, along with clothing to identify volunteers as being with The Salvation Army
All possible efforts are being taken to ensure social distancing is maintained both among team members (except during transportation) and clients.
We ask that all volunteers register through The Salvation Army volunteer site by copying and pasting the link below into a browser and following the steps. You will be provided with full details, complete volunteer paperwork and choose your preferred shift(s).
https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=5155(cut and paste into browser window)
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 of God. its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army was established in London in 1865, and since 1883 has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area, offering practical support, spiritual comfort and a critical safety net to people in need. The safety net is funded in part by donations from the Red Kettle Campaign which started in San Francisco in 1891. Nearly 600,000 San Franciscans receive assistance from the Army annually through a range of social services; clothing and shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, opportunities for underprivileged children, alcohol rehabilitation, transitional housing, nutritional and housing support for seniors and relief for disaster survivors. For every dollar donated to The Salvation Army, 82 cents is used to support those services in the 16 facilities throughout San Francisco and South San Francisco communities. For more information go to sanfrancisco.salvationarmy.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SalvationArmySF.
Homeless & Housing
Mon Aug 03, 2020 - Fri Oct 30, 2020
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
2460 North Main StreetSalinas, CA93906
September 8, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2 hours per shift, 3 days a week (or as available - register for shifts through Salvation Army volunteer site)
Minimum age 18. Driver clearance to drive Salvation Army vehicle, Sex Offender Registry check, Background Check.