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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN PANAMA CITY

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Released 15 October 2010

 TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANY OF THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BELOW, PLEASE CALL (850) 769-5259 OR EMAIL THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ACCORDING TO YOUR PREFERENCES:

 Shae_Wells@uss.salvationarmy.org (for Social Services Programs) Art_Capri@uss.salvationarmy.org (for Transitional Living Program) Kimberly_Swanson@uss.salvationarmy.org (for Domestic Violence Program) Tom_Williams@uss.salvationarmy.org (for Disaster Services) Estelle_Keith@uss.salvationarmy.org (Thrift Store Programs) Marie_Millirons@uss.salvationarmy.org (Adminstration or other questions)

Headline:  Thrift Store Clothes Organizer
Description:   The Salvation Army is blessed with wonderful donors who contribute items on a daily basis. Our largest donated item is clothing. We need volunteers to aid in the process of sorting and hanging clothing for display on our sales floor. This is a fun and easy way to get involved. If you like working at your own pace in a warehouse environment, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!
Requirements:   This opportunity is available to either gender. Volunteers must be 16 years old and up.
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

Headline:  Transitional Housing - Maintenance/Cleaning Volunteer
Description:   The Salvation Army's Transitional Housing program is designed for displaced families and individuals to use short term and occasionally have to be swept out, wiped down and touched up with paint before the next family is able to reside in it. This is a terrific opportunity to get involved with a vital part of The Salvation Army's Social Services program. This opportunity could be accomplished with just a few hours a week, however, there are always yard work and clean-up opportunities available.
Requirements:   none
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

Headline:  Crisis Center Hot-line Operator
Description:   This opportunity involves one-on-one phone conversation with individuals calling in reference to domestic violence, abuse and rape. We need compassionate volunteers to help assist those who are in distress. This is a wonderful opportunity to be the first contact for women who have become victim to these crimes. In addition to answering phone calls, there will be various other job duties such as re-stocking the pantry and/or minimal office work.
Requirements:   Volunteer must have Level 2 background check and will have Privilege training.
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

Headline:  Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate Assistant Volunteer
Description:   The Salvation Army is in need of dedicated volunteers to help with clerical duties such as filing, data entry, typing and other related office setting responsibilities. In addition, other tasks, which assist the staff, related to the operation of the Shelter are required.  We are sure you'll find this opportunity to be very rewarding. The Salvation Army's Domestic Violence program is a very "high-profile" program and requires additional training (provided by The Salvation Army) and additional background clearance.
Requirements:   This opportunity will require typing and general computer skills.
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

Headline:  Food Pantry Volunteer / Driver
Description:  

The Salvation Army assists families and individuals in need of life- sustaining food items on a daily basis. This volunteer opportunity would include duties such as: organizing/stocking pantry shelves and organizing food boxes for families and individuals. This opportunity could be fulfilled with 10 to 15 hours per week (2 to 3 hours per morning).

Also, drivers are needed for daily morning pick-ups of donated bread products. 

By assisting with these duties, you would enable our case workers to spend more time meeting the needs of our clients.

Requirements:   Volunteers could be male or female. Minimal lifting would be involved.
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

Headline:  Budgeting Class Instructors
Description:   The Salvation Army has a budgeting class for clients and the public as well. The class is held every Thursday evening at 5:30pm. There are many people who have never had any real instruction on how to handle their finances. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach life-changing financial skills to individuals who need direction and instruction on how to prioritize their financial situation. The Salvation Army is looking for individuals who posses a willingness to teach this basic 101 budgeting course.
Requirements:   materials are available to aid in teaching this course.
Type:   Ongoing Opportunity

 


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