Social Services - Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry. Volunteers will check the client forms, help distribute goods and ensure clients get the correct items. Our Home Goods food pantry is on Saturdays from 9:30am - 11:30am, and volunteers are needed from 9:00am - 12:00pm. 

Job Description:

The food pantry assistant will help pack boxes for food distribution and bring them to people's cars. On Friday, volunteers will help pack 200 boxes from 9:00am - 12:00pm and on Saturdays, volunteers will carry boxes from the gym downstairs and into clients' cars from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Saturday shifts include more heavy lifting. 


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Must be able to comfortably lift cases of food (30+lbs)
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus
  • Bring and wear personal face mask


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

Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Shoes are to be closed toe. We don’t want any injuries done to the toes. Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirts/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee.

*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.

For additional questions please contact Kaitlyn Ehler at 847-741-2304 ext. 306.

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 14 or older