Christmas Activities and Events - 00. Toy Sorting for Toys for Tots

Volunteers are needed to assist with Sorting Toys for Toys for Tots!

If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer activity for yourself, your family, your business or even your club/organization, this is a PERFECT opportunity for you.

Whether you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity, or if you are interested in consistently volunteering for Toy Sorting throughout the entire Season, we would love to have you join us! 

The Salvation Army has had a long-standing partnership with Toys for Tots in the Peoria Community, and we are honored to be able to carry on this partnership for the upcoming Holiday Season.

HUNDREDS of children in the Peoria-area will benefit from the toys collected and you can be a part of bringing Christmas Cheer to these children by helping to sort toys prior to our Annual Toy Shop.

Volunteers are needed to help with unloading, unboxing, sorting and organizing toys by type, gender, and age. Other activities would include breaking down boxes, basic clean-up from sorting, etc. 


  • Location: Toy Sorting for Toys for Tots will take place at a warehouse location in Peoria, IL. The specific address will be provided to you after you have signed up and your volunteer assignment has been confirmed.

Toy Sorting will begin in early October and will run through Friday, December 15th. (The greatest need for volunteers will be during normal business hours, Monday - Friday. Some evening and weekend volunteer shifts may be available). We would love to have your support with Toy Sorting! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to learn of available shifts, or to check availability on your preferred dates and times.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Bailee Lynn at or at 309.253.9909 or click on "Fill In An Application" and mention "Toy Sorting" on your application. 

Qualifications Required

  • How much can you lift comfortably? Must be at least 10 lbs

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, October 02, 2023 and Friday, December 15, 2023