The Salvation Army - Peoria



The Salvation Army is looking for individuals to assist with the following:

  • Assembling cardboard boxes for food boxes
  • Unloading, unpacking and sorting food
  • Packing food boxes

Please scroll down to the "Special Events and Activities" category to learn more about these needs and to sign-up to help. 

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Christmas Activities and Events

The Christmas Season is our BUSIEST time of year and we rely heavily on volunteers to ensure the success of our Holiday programs and services. Plan ahead and sign yourself or your group up to volunteer at The Salvation Army this Christmas Season!

Check out the current list of Holiday opportunities below:

*Volunteer sign-up to ring bells for the 2023 Christmas Season is LIVE! Visit to sign up to volunteer today.

Activity Shifts Start End
Spread Christmas Cheer to Local Nursing Homes 1 12/3/2023 12/3/2023

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.

Activity Shifts Start End
Distribution of Sack Lunches 148 6/7/2023 12/29/2023
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.

Activity Shifts Start End
Cleaning at The Salvation Army Child Care Center 2 8/17/2023 8/18/2023
Corporate Volunteer Event 1
Group Volunteer Activity 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:

Activity Shifts Start End
"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:

Activity Shifts Start End
Special Guest Volunteers 1

Special Events and Activities

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

Activity Shifts Start End
Beautify The Salvation Army Family Shelter 1
Food Box Distribution Event Day 1 - Wednesday June 21 1 6/21/2023 6/21/2023
Food Box Distribution Event Day 2 - Thursday, June 22nd 1 6/22/2023 6/22/2023
Hungry to Help? Food Box Packing 1 6/16/2023 6/16/2023
Unload, Unpack and Sort Food 1 6/14/2023 6/14/2023

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.