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):

  • Saturday, November 28th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    2520 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago 60639
  • Saturday, December 5th 12:00pm - 4:00PM
    4250 N Lincoln, Chicago 60618
  • Saturday, January 30th 12:00pm - 4:00PM
    6430 W Irving Park Rd Chicago 60634
  • Saturday, February 13th 12:00pm - 4:00PM
    4660 W Irving Park Rd Chicago 60641


  • 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 Lieutenant Nancy Rivera 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 05, 2020 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM