community: target gives back

As I look ahead to the month of February and the rapid approach of March, I’m reminded that once again it is time to begin planning what will most certainly prove the largest of this year’s in-store community events: National Night Out.  If you are not familiar with it, National Night Out is an annual opportunity (and long supported by Target) for communities across the nation to show support for law enforcement and each other as they establish a united front against local and organized crime.  My store hosts an annual event that is a much-anticipated opportunity not only for the community, but for the (incredible) team of Target volunteers who lend their support and enthusiasm at every opportunity.

Last year’s NNO event was organized by local law enforcement partners and hosted by Target in our store’s parking lot.  The volunteer turnout was unparalleled, with participation from multiple Target stores, law enforcement agencies, and youth programs (such as the police explorers).  Our law enforcement partners arrived in force, bringing all of the toys, tools, and equipment that most citizens gawk at from afar: a helicopter, police boats, K-9 units, mounted units, fire trucks, and a bomb-squad robot were all stars of the show!  Additionally, local vendors provided (free of cost) face painting, popcorn, a DJ booth, and food and drinks for the community.   With an event geared towards children and communities, you can imagine how our parking lot was quite a spectacle for the average passerby!

All of these resources are assembled for the purpose of providing a safe place for our teams and community to gather, meet-and-greet their law enforcement partners, and get an ‘all-access’ pass to view a few of the resources that support the safety of their communities on a daily basis.  Along with approximately two-dozen Target volunteers, I participated in assembling and hosting various tables and booths, distributing food and prizes, and guaranteeing that every store guest (yes, we like to call Target shoppers our ‘guests!’) and participant left with a smile on their face!

It was only after taking the picture shown above that it occurred to me: I may have one of the most rewarding and unique jobs available!  Where else can I ‘work’ with a team of people I call friends, give back to the community that I serve, smile (unintentionally), and get paid?  It’s a unique experience with a unique company…

When is the last time you had a helicopter and the bomb squad in your parking lot (while smiling)?

Interested in a store management role at Target? Learn more and apply for openings here.

  • cherry mcdonald

    June 16th, 2015

    I work as a team of people and team player.

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  • cherry mcdonald

    June 16th, 2015

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    June 16th, 2015

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    June 16th, 2015

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    September 14th, 2016

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    September 14th, 2016

    Something I would like to experience.

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    September 14th, 2016

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    September 17th, 2016

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    September 17th, 2016

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    September 19th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

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    October 11th, 2016

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    October 12th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • pearlie robinson

    October 11th, 2016

    can only work partime

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  • Domonique chapman

    October 19th, 2016

    Its good to give back

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    October 24th, 2016

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    January 3rd, 2017

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    January 3rd, 2017

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    January 31st, 2017

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    January 31st, 2017

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    January 31st, 2017

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    February 7th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Janet Barnhart

    January 31st, 2017

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    February 21st, 2018

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