The Salvation Army - Heartland Division

Welcome to the Heartland Divisional Headquarters located in Peoria, IL. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities including work with children, meal service, maintenance, and even administrative work just to name a few. Our campus here in Peoria is located on a city block between Jefferson and Adams and has multiple buildings each offering the public various programs - each program is in need of volunteer help! Without volunteers, we would not be able to do the work that we do. 

The first step in becoming a volunteer is to complete a Volunteer Application. This application can be completed by clicking the button to the right. Once we receive a completed application, you will receive an email confirmation with next steps. If you are unable to complete the online version, you can pick up a paper copy from our main administrative offices located at 401 NE Adams St., Peoria, IL.

If you will be doing community service hours with us, please complete a Volunteer Application. You will then meet with our Volunteer Services Manager to go over all of your paperwork and get your assigned schedule for hours. Please have your community service paperwork faxed or emailed to us as soon as possible so that we can track your hours and submit them to your agency upon completion. 

Feel free to browse our various volunteer opportunities listed below. If you have any questions, or aren't seeing a particular role of interest to you, please feel free to call our Needs Coordinator & Manager of Volunteer Services, Lindsey Reck, at 309-655-1306. She can also be reached by email at

Thank you for volunteering with the Peoria Salvation Army! Your helping hands make a BIG difference in our community!

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Child Care Center

Our Peoria Salvation Army Child Care 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 old. The center is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and we have earned a Gold Circle of Quality with the Illinois Quality Rating Program, ExceleRate Illinois.

All volunteers taking a role within Child Care must pass a background check and attend an in-person Safe From Harm training done at our location. 

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Classroom Reader 7 6/21/2018 6/29/2018

Family Services

The Peoria Salvation Army offers a wide range of Family and Social Services to the public. We have two buildings that are open to the public Monday - Friday where they can inquire about shelters, rental assistance, utility assistance, public transportation passes, and Food Pantry assistance. These locations are our Family Services building located at 417 NE Adams and our Sylvia Fites Family Services building located at 414 NE Jefferson.

We are in need of volunteers in various roles including administrative type roles, warehouse assistance, donation sorting assistance, and shelter watch assistance.

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Food Pantry/Warehouse Assistant 7 6/21/2018 6/29/2018
Safety Net Administrative Helper 14 6/21/2018 6/29/2018

Feeding Programs

The Peoria Salvation Army offers a daily feeding program Monday - Friday. Our lunch program is called Lunch with Love and offers a hot meal to the public out of the Sylvia Fites Family Services building located at 414 NE Jefferson, Peoria. We typically serve 60-100 people each day.

We are in need of volunteers who are willing to work in a commercial grade kitchen to help prepare and/or serve our meals. We offer various roles including helping our Chef prepare the meal as well as serving the prepared meal to our public population. 

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General Kitchen Assistant 7 6/21/2018 6/29/2018
Soup Kitchen Server - Lunch With Love 38 6/21/2018 9/28/2018