Administration - Driver

Activity Summary:

As a vital part of daily operations, The Salvation Army runs programs and services that often require the transportation of goods, food, or individuals to various locations throughout Des Plaines and the surrounding area. As a Corps Van Driver, you will safely operate the vehicles under direct supervision of the Corps Officer. Our need for reliable drivers will increase during our Red Kettle Campaign (November 15th-December 24th).



  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to lift 20lbs
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience and comfort in driving large vans
  • High energy, poised demeanor and friendly disposition
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, organized and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process and MVR screening process


Volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process, since at times they may be driving children. Once passed, volunteers will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site. We kindly ask that you refrain from drinking 24 hours prior to your shift.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

If you have further questions please contact Captain David at

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check