Donation Truck Driver

1415 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526, USA ● Horry County, SC, USA Req #23297
Thursday, November 3, 2022


Drives Salvation Army truck along scheduled route to pick-up donations and/or deliver merchandise to customers; operates the truck in compliance with established Salvation Army standards and state driving regulations; lifts, carries, loads and unloads variety of donations including furniture, appliances, clothing, etc.; ensures the safety, security, and accountability of the vehicle and donations at all times; assists in performing work in the thrift/family store and warehouse.

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.

Reviews scheduled pick-ups to ensure they are scheduled for the correct day of the week and geographical location.

Organizes scheduled pick-ups by most direct routes to save time and fuel consumption.

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.

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 track in a manner that maximizes use of space, protects items from damage, and ensures safety (this applies to donators property as well so that door facings, etc. and outside areas (including trees) are not damaged.

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

Pays close attention when backing up truck; follows directions of the Truck Helper so as avoid accidents.

Delivers appliances and/or furniture as requested by customers.

Drives to the dump and metal recycling center to dispose of non-useable donations.

Ensures the truck meets the scheduled maintenance and performs operators maintenance in accordance with established standards.

Drives carefully and observes/complies with all traffic signs and road/weather conditions to ensure the safety of passengers.

Parks vehicle in a safe and clearly marked parking space.

Locks vehicle doors when vehicle is not in use.

Fuels vehicle in accordance with state gasoline regulations and The Salvation Army standards.

Logs all mileage on standard forms; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.

Arrives at destination according to schedule or telephones ahead when severe delays occur.


Participates in the bailing and storing of rags; ensures the bailer is operated in a safe manner at all times.

Participates in the handling of materials processed out of the store to be bailed.

Assists in selling rags and shoes to the company offering the highest market value.

Assists in ensuring that all premises are secured at the end of the workday and that the premises are always kept clear of trash and debris which is constantly accumulating in the salvage process.

Monitors dumpster pick-ups to ensure they are timely and to ensure that dumpsters do not overflow.

Operates a fork lift and trains/certifies others in the same.

Maintains vehicles and makes arrangements for regular servicing of the same.

Assists in cleaning and maintaining the warehouse and loading dock area.

Assists in working in all areas of the Thrift/Family Store operations as needed.

Performs special projects as needed.

Performs other related work as required.


The Salvation Army Vehicle Bailer Fork Lift



High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred but not required,


one year experience driving a heavy-duty truck or large van,


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


Valid State Driver's License.

Certified Fork Lift Operator


Knowledge of the assigned geographical area.

Ability to organize pick-up tickets and to schedule route in a manner that saves time and gasoline consumption.

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers.

Ability to sort and determine the suitability of donated items.

Ability to ensure the warehouse and dock area and equipment are maintained in a neat, orderly, and secure manner.

Ability to drive a heavy-duty truck.


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.

Ability to drive a heavy-duty truck.

Physical ability to lift and carry and/or push/pull light objects (less than 25 lbs.).

Moderate mobility: duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing, and walking on a frequent change basis. Distance of travel is usually within the same building.


Work requires driving 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 warehouse environment where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

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.

Statement of Purpose

This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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.

Your signature below indicates that you have read and understand the job description and agree to perform the duties as assigned.

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

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 $13.00
  • Job Start Date Monday, November 7, 2022
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  • 1415 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526, USA
  • Horry County, SC, USA