Christmas Activities - 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):

  • Date and Time: Saturday, November 28th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    1350 S Route 12, Fox Lake 60020
  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 12th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Address: 6509 W Grand, Gurnee 60031
  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 26th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Address: 885 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake 60030
  • Date and Time: Saturday, January 9th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Address: 966 Route 59, Antioch 60002
  • Date and Time: Saturday, February 13th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Address: 1300 S Milwaukee, Libertyville 60048
  • Date and Time: Saturday, February 27th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Address: 1400 21st Street, Zion 60099


  • 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 Captain Daniel Paredes 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
Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 09, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM