Truck Helper_NE-NSC_Family Store-401

Conway, SC, USA Req #15449
Tuesday, June 22, 2021



Assists in picking-up donations by riding in a Salvation Army truck and lifting, carrying, and/or hauling donations into the truck and unloading the same at the warehouse; assists in navigating for the Truck Driver; ensures the accountability, security, and safety of the donations when in route; assists in maintaining the vehicle in proper working order and in compliance with established standards; assists in performing work in the thrift/family store and warehouse. When needed: Sorting responsibilities; receives, sorts, prices and prepares donated items for display in the store; determines suitability and pricing of items based on established standards; assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the warehouse area. Cleans and maintains the stores and storage facilities.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.


Rides in a Salvation Army truck on a scheduled route in order to pick-up donated items; assists in navigating driver to destinations by reading a map and/or hand-written directions.


Inspects donated items briefly to ensure they can be used according to established policies and procedures; explains policy to customers regarding the types of items that can be accepted.


Lifts, carries, and/or hauls donations into truck; packs items in truck in a manner that maximizes use of space, protects items from damage, and ensures safety.


Prepares donation receipts for customers; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.


Maintains good relationship with donors to promote a favorable image of The Salvation Army.


Unloads donations from truck upon arrival at warehouse; distributes items to appropriate locations in the warehouse.


Loads truck of items to be taken to the dump.


Delivers appliances and furniture purchased by customers.


Performs routine maintenance of the truck; checks fluid levels on a regular basis; coordinates and may participate in repair work as needed.


Sorting Room Work and Custodian Responsibilities when needed:


Receives, inspects and sorts donated items such as clothes, shoes, household items, bric-a-brack, etc. according to the category and condition.


Selects items suitable for store display and distributes same to appropriate area for further sorting and/or pricing; discards items in accordance with established procedures.


Tags items with specially coded tickets and/or prices in accordance with established procedures.


Hangs clothes on hangers and places same on clothes racks.


Packs items in boxes and marks boxes accordingly; assists in transporting boxes to appropriate storage area.


Prepares non-suitable clothes for the bailer.


Lifts and carries items to the appropriate destination for further processing, storage or displaying in store.


Maintains warehouse area in a neat and orderly manner; cleans floors, tables and work areas.


Cleans and sanitizes bathrooms; cleans sinks and toilets, polishes mirrors, and replenishes supplies.


Sweeps, vacuums, mops and waxes floors; sweeps sidewalks.


Cleans windows; dusts and polishes furniture and fixtures.


Empties trash cans; collects trash from grounds.


Assists in monitoring light fixtures to ensure all light bulbs are in working order; replaces light bulbs as necessary.


Cleans donated furniture and appliances before they are priced and displayed.


Removes trash and non-saleable items from the store to the outside trash area or dumpster in the rest of the store.






Assumes the responsibilities of the Truck Driver as needed.


Assists in performing work in the warehouse as needed.


Assists in maintaining the neatness and cleanliness of the warehouse and loading dock area.


Performs other related work as required.




Salvation Army Vehicle                        Hand-Trucks                Cleaning Supplies, Equipment & Tools






No formal education required,




Six months experience lifting and hauling heavy items such as appliances and furniture,




Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.




Valid State Driver's License.




Knowledge of the assigned geographic area.


Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.


Ability to perform general maintenance and cleaning activities for buildings and grounds.


Ability to follow instructions and work independently.





Ability to meet attendance requirements.


Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.


Ability to read and follow a map and/or hand-written directions.


Ability to perform strenuous, heavy work involving the lifting and carrying of heavy objects.


Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.




Work requires riding in a vehicle daily with exposure to the outdoors where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.


Work is performed in a normal store environment with some exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors.



All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.




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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family NSC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Store
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $9.15
  • Job Start Date Monday, July 12, 2021
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  • Conway, SC, USA