Holiday Opportunities - 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 the following 4-hour shifts at the specified locations:

  • Tuesday, November 24th 2:00pm-6:00pm
    2502 Waukegan Road, Glenview 60025
  • Wednesday, November 25th 2:00pm-6:00pm
    1600 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park 60035
  • Friday, November 27th 2:00pm-6:00pm
    1340 Patriot Blvd, Glenview 60026
  • Saturday, December 5th 12:00pm-4:00pm
    2775 Pfingsten, Glenview 60025
  • Saturday, January 23rd 12:00pm-4:00pm
    9449 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie 60076
  • Saturday, February 20th 12:00pm-4:00pm
    411 N Green Bay Rd, Wilmette 60091


  • 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 Christina Champlin 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, November 25, 2020 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Friday, November 27, 2020 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 05, 2020 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM