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The Salvation Army - San Jose, CA

Select any Monday thru Friday, 8:45am-12:15pm. 2-3 volunteers needed every weekday.
Age Requirement: 17 year old or older

Check-In Volunteers for Drive-Thru Food Box Distribution is an outside activity.
Volunteers will help with check-in. Clients will remain in car and hold food card near window. Volunteers will scan bar code and record info. From time to time, volunteers will be asked to help distribute food boxes at check-in area for walk-up clients.

Walk-Thru Food Box Distribution Check-In 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 record card number during check-in. Clients and volunteers must always wear face masks. Clients waiting in line will use social distancing protocol. From time to time, volunteers will be asked to help with food box distribution at check-in area for walk-up clients.

Occasionally, volunteers may be asked to help inside the Family Services Office. Will include one or more of the following: filing, making labels, answering phones, taking messages, issue clothing vouchers, data entry and making copies. Also may help verify documents and make temporary food cards. Age Requirement: 17 or older.

CDC Social distancing guidelines, coughing/sneezing etiquette, face mask usage all required.

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.

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


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 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5 hour shift.
  • Volunteer Waivers, USDA Forms, Volunteer Orientation Meeting 20-25 minutes needed at least 3 days prior to participation. Age Requirement: 17 or older. Must follow COVID-19 health and safety protocol.

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