Youth Program - Music Instructor

Activity Summary:

Music is an integral part of The Salvation Army's Metropolitan Division.  We have a growing and thriving music program that allows underprivileged children age 8-16 throughout the Lake County Illinois area to learn and explore parts of music they ordinarily do not have the access to explore.

As a part of the music program, we are looking for Music Instructors to join our mission in continuing to provide hope and joy to communities in need through music.

Volunteers proficient in music theory for beginners and instructors for Brass, Piano, Guitar and Drums are encouraged to apply. 

Two teachers are needed per class, one to lead and one to support and help supervise students. Class will meet Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm from early September to mid November and will end with a Winter Concert. Classes will resume late January to early June and end with a Spring Concert. Music teachers should plan to spend an additional 1-2 hours per week preparing for class.


  • 23-39 years preferred
  • Basic but solid music competencies required
  • Provide credentials as proficient and capable to teach instrument
  • Reliable, professional and hard working
  • Full of energy
  • Has a passion for teaching and working with children
  • Works well with diverse population
  • Pass initial screening process and Salvation Army regulations.
  • Have a clean background record
  • Bring and wear personal face mask
    Pass health screening including forehead temperature reading and brief questionnaire at start of shift.


Due to the population, Volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training before starting, and an in-person training in the first 60 days.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

*Off Street Parking is available.*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

If you have further questions please contact Jessy Juarez at or 847-336-1880.

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

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • What age category do you belong? Must be at least 21 or older

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Thursday Evening