The Salvation Army - Peoria

There are many ways you can get involved to make a difference, whether you are an individual looking to volunteer on a regular basis or you are part of a team looking to schedule a one-time corporate volunteer activity. Scroll down to see the current list of volunteer opportunities at The Salvation Army in Peoria, IL.

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Administrative / Office Work

Volunteers are often needed to help support staff with administrative tasks. Some of these tasks include data entry, support with mass mailings, or even helping with projects related to filing, typing, copying, etc. 

Below are the current volunteer activities for Administrative/Office Work:


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Food Services Administrative Assistant 1

Child Care Center

The Peoria Salvation Army Childcare Center located at 210 Spalding Ave. in Peoria has been operating since 1932. The Center is open to the public for kids ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. 

Check out the current list of Child Care Center volunteer opportunities below:

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Spring Clean Up 1 4/19/2024 4/19/2024

Feeding Programs

The Peoria Salvation Army provides meals to the individuals in the Family Shelter, Men's Shelter and the Child Care Center. In addition, The Salvation Army provides to-go lunch bags for community members in need Monday-Friday during the lunch hours and the food pantry program is open 3 days a week. 

Volunteers are needed to help in our Family Services Kitchen and Warehouse to help with these feeding programs.

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Love Beyond Hunger 1

Group Projects

The Peoria Salvation Army would be happy to accommodate a group for a one-time volunteer service date. We would need advance notice in order to prepare for your group and ensure the service time will be of most value to everybody involved. 

We often times need groups to help with warehouse organizing/cleaning, sandwich making, etc. If you do not see an opportunity in the "Group Projects" category below that fits your interest, please have your point person for the group contact our Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, Bailee Lynn, at or at 309.253.9909.

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Corporate Volunteer Event 1
Group Volunteer Activity 1
Nursing Student Volunteers 1

Peoria Citadel - Corps and Community Center

From Sunday Services to Fellowship for youth and adults - The Salvation Army's Corps and Community Center in Peoria has many ways for community members to connect with others in the light of God's words and teachings. 

The Peoria Citadel is located at 2903 West Nebraska Avenue in Peoria. There are many programs and services offered at this location, which offers many ways for volunteers to serve. 

Check out the current volunteer needs for our Corps and Community Center below:

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Youth Mentors 1

Remote and Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Make an impact from the comfort of your own space, on your own time! Remote and virtual volunteer opportunities provide you with the flexibility to make a difference from anywhere at anytime!

Check out the current list of remote and virtual volunteer opportunities below:

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"Cheer" Cards 1
Become a Virtual Story Teller 1
Feed the Need 1

Social Services

The Peoria Salvation Army offers a wide range of Family and Social Services to the public.

Our Family Service Office is open to the public Monday - Friday where individuals in need can inquire about shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance, and Food Pantry assistance. (Our Family Services building is located at 417 NE Adams St. in downtown Peoria).

Our Family Shelter and Men's Shelter locations are open 24/7 to serve our current shelter clients. (Our Men's Shelter is located at 414 NE Jefferson St. in downtown Peoria. Our Family Shelter is located at 417 NE Adams St. in downtown Peoria). 

Volunteers are often needed to help support our Social Services programs.

Check out the current list of Social Services volunteer opportunities below:

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Special Guest Volunteers 1

Special Events and Activities

Listed below are special events/activities where volunteers are needed for a "one-time" volunteer activity. 

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Beautify The Salvation Army Family Shelter 1

The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.