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Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Assistant - Crystal Lake Corps

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The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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Activity Summary:

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is one of The Salvation Army's largest facilities, where volunteers and staff prepare for small and large-scale emergencies, both locally and nationally. EDS is present in serving firefighters, victims of local neighborhood fires, and assisting first responders of national disasters like Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19. Our emergency relief efforts are there to support communities in need during times of significant hardship.

As an Emergency Services Assistant, you will:

  • Prepare and load emergency vehicles
  • Assist with distribution of food and other supplies as needed
  • Maintain contact with emergency responders (police and firemen)
  • Provide on-site assistance to those in need during emergencies

This position requires willingness to work on call.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Handles stressful situations with a poised demeanor
  • Confident and able to lead
  • Ability to relate to and work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Reliable, professional, and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check

Policies:

Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army facilities or volunteer sites.

Pants/shorts and a shirt with sleeves must cover the waist and fit comfortably. Transparent and tight-fitting clothes are not permitted. For your safety, closed toe shoes are required.

For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

Off-street parking is available.

NEXT STEPS:

For additional questions, please contact Jeff Pal, Volunteers and Community Relations Manager at 815-455-2769 ext. 16 or jeffrey.pal@usc.salvationarmy.org or visit http://bttr.im/zuaso to complete an application online.

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

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About The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

Location:

5040 N. Pulaski, Volunteer Resource Department, Chicago, IL 60630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Salvation Army is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination.

Description

The Salvation Army is serving more people in need and delivering the broadest array of services than any other not-for-profit organization in Chicagoland. The Salvation Army is making an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland -- Homelessness, Violence and Education. And, The Salvation Army is delivering the most critical services -- food, shelter, emergency assistance and disaster relief.

In communities throughout Chicago and the surrounding five-county area, we extend emergency and supportive assistance from 28 corps community centers, 80 service extension units, the Emergency Disaster Services Center, residential programs, mobile units, and several counseling sites.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Faith-Based

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

290 W Crystal Lake AveCrystal Lake, IL 60014

(42.24122,-88.33163)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to being on-call in the event of an emergency.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

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