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.
- Truck Assistant & Donations Processor - We have a BIG NEED for men/women that can lift 30 lbs. or more on a regular basis.
- Day Care Kitchen/ cleaning help - Assist staff ready lunches; Run dishes through dishwasher and clean containers; clean public areas in day care later in the afternoon.
- 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 call Carrye Jo at 694-1271.
Outstanding Volunteers Recognized
May 24, 2014 - The Salvation Army recognized two of its many volunteers — Dr. Jeffrey Lynds and Fran — at an award recognition breakfast held on May 16.
Lynds is the current medical director of the Red Free Shield Clinic (RSFC). He also is a member of the Health Care Clinic Council, a regular volunteer medical provider and a past member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was one of the original founding members of RSFC and has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years.
Lynds received the William Booth Award of The Salvation Army for his outstanding contributions to the betterment of humanity through personal participation in civic and philanthropic affairs. This is the highest award within The Salvation Army. He received a statue of The Salvation Army Founder William Booth and framed award certificate.
Fran received the 2014 Territorial Volunteer of the Year in the individual category. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual. The territory includes Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. Fran has volunteered for The Salvation Army since 2004. As a mother with little income she wanted to give back to The Salvation Army, but was unable to spare any change. Instead, volunteer coordinator Carrye Jo Cony said, Fran gave what she could: her time and talent.
Today Fran is a regular volunteer at the Family Store, processing donations, unloading trucks, and ringing up customers. She also delivers the day care lunch, picks up food donations and covers the warming station once a week. As an award recipient, The Sheboygan Corps received a $1,000 grant to be used for recruiting and training volunteers.
I Volunteer because...
People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Whatever your reason we believe volunteering can transform you and the world around you. Here are a few reasons the dedicated volunteers at The Salvation Army gave at today's Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.
NEW VOLUNTEER AWARD
The Harold & Lillian Phillips Volunteerism Award
Here is some information about our new volunteer award. Here's 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.