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Family Services Helper

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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army - San Jose, CA

Select Mondays thru Fridays, 8:45am-12:15pm. 2-3 volunteers needed.
Age Requirement: 18 years or older

Check-In Volunteers for:

Family Services Check-In (Station A), is an outside activity.
Volunteers will be trained to use scanner and/or record client info if scanner is slow or not working for walk-up and drive-thru clients. This position is on-the-job-training, and since you are the clients first point-of- contact, you a "Front-Line & Customer Service," type volunteer.

Since staff will train volunteers, only those willing to help multiple times in a month are preferred. Clients will remain in cars and hold food cards near window to be scanned. Walk-up clients will walk-up to table and be given food that they pack into their personal rolling carts.

Walk-Up Food Box Distribution (Station A), is an outside activity.
Clients (many Seniors) do not have vehicles or are unable to drive and need to pick-up food using grocery carts or walkers. Volunteer will either scan or record card number during check-in.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks, but it is no longer mandatory.

Appropriate Attire: Please wear closed-toe shoes (not sandals, heels, flipflops). Shirts should be short or long-sleeved (no spaghetti straps, strapless, sleeveless, mid-riff showing or tank top types). Shorts/dresses/skirts should be longer in length, appropriate for comfortably bending and reaching items.

Food assistance requests in the Family Services Office have doubled since during COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to help with food box distribution drive-thru and walk-thru for smoother and safer distribution to families, Seniors and homeless.

-Register as volunteer on-line siliconvalley.salvationarmy.org and click on "2023 Family Services Check-In"
-Attend Volunteer Orientation (20-25 minutes)
-Cleared on Megan's Law Registry
-Initial USDA Forms
-Must be 18 years or older
-Volunteers going over 20 hours will complete a Background Check
-If feeling unwell, stay home, contact volunteer coordinator and reschedule when you feel better

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About The Salvation Army - San Jose, CA


359 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112, 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 of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Non-profit Christian organization


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Hunger, Seniors


Fri Oct 13, 2023 - Sun Dec 31, 2023
08:45 AM - 12:15 PM


359 N. Fourth StreetFamily ServicesSan Jose, CA 95112



  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Bilingual
  • Interpreter


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5-4hrs
  • Volunteer Waivers, USDA Forms, Volunteer Orientation Meeting 20-25 minutes needed. Age Requirement: 18 or older. Any volunteers going over 20 hours need a Background Check

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