Christmas - Coat Drive Volunteer

Activity Summary:

Be a part of keeping the community warm by helping The Salvation Army collect coats this winter!

Coat Drive Volunteers will assist with a coat drive event at local Jewel-Osco grocery stores. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accept coat donations as customers enter the store
  • Assist with loading donated coats into trucks at the end of the shift
  • Follow all standard COVID-19 protocols and procedures while volunteering

Coat Drive Volunteers are needed to cover one or more of the following 4-hour shifts at the specified location(s):

  • Tuesday, November 24th 2:00PM - 6:00PM
    944 York Rd, Elmhurst 60126
  • Wednesday, December 23rd 2:00PM - 6:00PM
    2164 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights 60139
  • Saturday, January 16th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    750 Army Trail Rd, Carol Stream 60188
  • Saturday, February 6th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    343 W Irving Park, Wood Dale 60191
  • Saturday, February 13th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    1930 Danada Sq, Wheaton 60187
  • Saturday, February 20th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    33 E St Charles Rd, Villa Park 60181
  • Saturday, February 27th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    599 E Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn 60137


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a high energy level and exude positivity
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Light to moderate physical activity required
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Be reliable, friendly, and hard-working
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check – may be required


Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army facilities or volunteer sites.

Pants/shorts and a shirt with sleeves must cover the waist and fit comfortably. Transparent and tight-fitting clothes are not permitted. For your safety, closed toe shoes are required.

For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

Off-street parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please click + Sign Up below, or the Fill in an Application button.

For additional questions, please contact Major Caleb Senn at 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM