The Salvation Army is a rewarding place to work.
Pros: getting to help out the less fortunate.
Cons: sometimes having to tell someone that we can't help, can be heartbreaking and stays with you awhile.
A typical day of work at the Salvation Army During non holiday time, incudes answering phones, checking in clients, helping clients fill out applications, putting together food boxes, verifying information with landlords, utility companies. Working here I learned some Spanish, also that social security as well as the community (and up) do not think twice about our elder citizens.
The management was wonderful, and my coworkers were amazing. Management would arrange outings for us on the weekends for us to unwind and have some fun together, Both would go out of their way for you, and the clients as well.
The hardest part of the job was having to tell a client that we could not help them for one reason or another since helping others is just natural to me. The most enjoyable part of the job was the Angel Tree program. I love seeing all the caring people in the county pulling together to help kids from a lower income family. Seeing the kids light up with they came to pick up the gifts provided was very fulfilling.