Latest Volunteer Opportunities
The Salvation Army is expanding its volunteer troops and you can help! Below is a list of some of our current opportunities.
- DRIVERS! - Day Care Lunch Run Driver; Donations pick up driver; Shopper for the shelter. You must be an approved driver with The Salvation Army for all these opportunities.
- Truck Assistant & Donations Processor - We have a BIG NEED for men/women that can lift 30 lbs. or more on a regular basis.
- Food Pantry Assistant - coverage needed in the pantry warehouse/receiving area.
- Day Care Kitchen/ cleaning help - Assist staff ready lunches on Thurs and/or Fri; Run dishes through dishwasher and clean containers; clean public areas in day care later in the afternoon.
- Youth Assistants - Help with youth programs Wednesday afternoons/early evenings; gather materials for class; research and arrange field trips. Previous work with youth mandatory.
- Medical Providers and RN's - The Red Shield Free Clinic is seeking qualified Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and RN's to provide care at clinic sessions.
These are just a few of the ways to help in our community. Should you have any questions, feel free to email Mary at Mary_Piehl@usc.salvationarmy.org or call at 458-3723 ext. 271.
New Volunteer Award starting in 2013
The Harold & Lillian Phillips Volunteerism Award
I'd like to share information about our new volunteer award. But first I need to explain how this evolved and take you back a few years.
1996 was a special year for The Salvation Army in Sheboygan. For that is when Harold Phillips retired from Kohler Company and began volunteering at The Salvation Army. Harold drove for youth programs, ran errands for various departments and was a very proud bell ringer. In fact, he was a top bell ringer every year from 1996 to 2009. Along with ringing - at any location, wherever was needed - Harold was a fixture in the kettle office. Night after night, he would come in and count kettles and make sure the money got safely to the bank.
Once his wife Lillian retired from the emergency lodge in 1998, she followed Harold's example and volunteered as well. She baked for the shelter, cooked for youth programs and yes, she rang the bell and counted kettles with Harold.
Harold and Lillian raised five children, worked hard and gave back to the place they loved - The Salvation Army. They were both quick with a smile and a helping hand. If the pantry needed more bags from a grocery store, Harold was there to get them. If it had to do with cooking, Lillian was your gal. What a great example this couple set for all of us.
Their legacy is now set in stone. Harold passed away in 2010 - just 2 months after accepting his bell ringing award - and Lillian followed him to heaven just 14 months later. But we can learn a lot from the Phillips. You're never too old to start volunteering. You're never too old to learn something new, or help someone else or be there when called. Their memory is what inspired us and led us to name our new volunteer award after them. We hope their example will inspire others as well. Volunteer. Volunteer often. Volunteer where the need is great. Just Volunteer.
The new award is appropriately named The Harold & Lillian Phillips Volunteerism Award.
Awarding Process: Staff members nominate volunteer candidates to the Community Relations & Development committee by June; the CRD committee reviews nominations and selects as few as 1 but no more than 3 recipients for that year; Recipients are recognized at the Volunteer Recognition event in September
Award Criteria: Candidate(s) should provide 100 or more hours of volunteering at The Salvation Army - Sheboygan from June through May of that year; Candidate should "Share the spirit of volunteerism with others" through recruitment of other volunteers; Candidate should help with various tasks/programs; Candidate should work well with other volunteers.
Award: A large plaque will be installed with name plates that will be engraved with the recipients' name(s) each year; award recipient(s) will be given a plaque commemorating their accomplishments
We hope we have lots of nominations for this award each year.