Holiday Opportunities - 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):

  • Friday, November 27th 2:00PM - 6:00PM
    16625 W 159th Street, Lockport 60441
  • Saturday, December 5th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    21164 S LaGrange Rd, Frankfort 60423
  • Saturday, December 19th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    119 Brookforest Ave, Shorewood 60404
  • Tuesday, December 22nd 2:00PM - 6:00PM
    1537 N Larkin, Joliet 60435
  • Wednesday, December 23rd 2:00PM - 6:00PM
    2051 Ridge Rd, Minooka 60447
  • Saturday, January 9th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    20 S Weber, Romeoville 60446
  • Saturday, February 20th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    2480 Route 59, Plainfield 60544


  • 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 Major Dan Faundez 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, December 19, 2020 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 09, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM