The Salvation Army - Milwaukee County

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2017 Backpack Program

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School Supplies Sorting & Backpack Stuffing 1

2017 Christmas Family Feast

Join us as we prepare for our 28th annual event at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

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Coat Check Volunteers 4 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Crowd Management 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Decorating, Set Up and Gift Corner Toy Bagging Crew 1 12/23/2017 12/23/2017
Dessert & Beverage Servers 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Floaters 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Food Line Set-Up Volunteers 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Food Servers 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Gift Corner Assistants 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Guest Hosts 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Kitchen Clean Up Crew 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Kitchen Prep Volunteers 10 12/22/2017 12/25/2017
Recovery Team 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Reset & G-Patrol 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Spotters 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
T-Shirt Distribution 3 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Volunteer Check-In 11 12/22/2017 12/25/2017
Volunteer Guides 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Wait Staff 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Water Station Volunteers 1 12/25/2017 12/25/2017
Welcome Carolers 2 12/25/2017 12/25/2017

2017 Coats for Kids

In 2016 The Salvation Army distributed 4,636 coats with the help of 169 volunteers during our Coats for Kids Distribution Days.  Help us meet and exceed that number again this year!  Experience the joy of giving warm winter clothing to children in need in the Milwaukee area.  Volunteers will assist during distribution in helping the clients locate correct sizes, counting coats for check out and assisting in carrying coats to their vehicles.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be able to stand on concrete floors and carry up to 10lbs.

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Coat Distribution Volunteers 4 12/8/2017 12/9/2017
Coat Sorting 17 11/27/2017 12/7/2017

2017 Feed the Kids

Feed the Kids is a summer meal program designed to meet the needs of children in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.  The Salvation Army vans bring lunch meals to neighborhoods, parks and street corners to serve an average of 2,000 lunches each day, Monday - Friday, for 10 weeks each summer.

The meal assembly for the Feed the Kids program is completely volunteer supported. Twenty volunteers are needed Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (or until meal assembly is completed). 

Youth under age 18 must have approval from parent or guardian in order to volunteer. Please call (414) 302-4300 ext. 2163 to obtain a copy of the Parental Consent-Youth to Volunteer form.  Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups of teens or children require one adult per every four children. 

Duties include:  Meal preparation, assembly, light clean-up and room set-up for the next day.

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Lunch Assembler 1 8/18/2017 8/24/2017
Sandwich Assembler for Sherman Park World Peace Celebration 1 8/25/2017 8/25/2017

2017 Prison Toy Program

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Clean-Up Day 2 11/15/2017 11/15/2017
Pack & Ship 4 11/13/2017 11/14/2017
The Big Wrap! 2 11/11/2017 11/11/2017

2017 Toy Shop

We need elves to help get our Toy Shop up and running and many hands to help distribute the toys this December.  There are many shifts to choose from, so grab your friends, family or co-workers and sign up to volunteer!

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Post-Toy Shop Inventory Sorters 8 1/8/2018 1/11/2018
Toy Distribution Days: Exit Volunteers (Baggers) 10 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Hosts 10 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Reception Area 10 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Shoppers 9 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Shuttle Drivers 10 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Stockers 9 12/18/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Distribution Days: Toy Sorters 10 12/17/2017 12/20/2017
Toy Inventory Sorting 9 12/11/2017 12/15/2017

Canteen Drivers

Drive the Salvation Army Canteen truck for various events.
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Special Event Canteen Drivers 1

Food Pantry Assistants

Assist clients with the process of receiving food, and sort food items for later distribution to individuals and families with real needs.  Looking for volunteers who can commit to a regular, long-term schedule.

Background check required.  Not suitable for short-term or community service volunteers.

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Food Pantry Volunteers 62 8/18/2017 9/29/2017

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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."