The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Elgin

Bell Ringers

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Fresh Market- East Elgin

Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Fresh Market located on the East side of Elgin at 822 Summit St., Elgin 60120, 5 - 10 minutes prior to the start of your shift. This site is available form November 14 through December 24, 2014 Monday - Saturday form 10:00am - 8:00pm please pick a time slot(s) that work best for you or your group. 


To volunteer at this location or for more information regarding what shifts are open please contact us at The Elgin Salvation Army at 847.209.4334

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Social Services

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Clothing Closet Assistant

The Salvation Army's Clothing Closet Program is a very significant part of our Social Service Program. It is a thriving program where we work alongside individuals, churches, schools and corporations to provide clothing to families in the community. The Clothing Closet Program preparations and distribution typically runs Monday - Friday, (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

As a part of the Clothing CLoset Program, we need persons available to arrange and set up Clothing Closet in an organized and neat manner.   As a Clothing Closet Assistant, you will volunteer to assist in that process, making the following qualifications a vital part of the job:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills- especially with vulnerable populations
  • Culture awareness and sensivity
  • Ability and comfortability working with various types of people
  • Cheerful attitude in the face of difficult life situations
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required

If you'd like to learn more about how to assist with our Clothing Closet Program, or information on the Clothing Closet position, please contact Elizabeth Ayala (Social Service Case Mananger) at

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Donation Pickup Driver

Activity Summary:

As a vital part of daily operations, The Salvation Army runs programs and services that often require the transportation of goods, food, or individuals to various locations throughout the Chicagoland area. As a Corps Van Driver, you will safely operate the vehicles under direct supervision of the Corps Officer.

This position can be flexible. Shifts are from 8:30am to 12:45pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.


  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to lift 30lbs
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience and comfort in driving throughout the city
  • High energy, poised demeanor and friendly disposition
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations
  • Reliable, organized and hard working
  • Pass initial screening process and MVR screening process


Due to the population, Volunteers need to be willing to undergo a background check and initial screening process. Once they have passed, they will need to complete our Safe from Harm online training within 90 days of starting.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer site.

Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army.

Off Street Parking is available if you have a personal vehicle. However, for the volunteer position you will be using The Salvation Army van.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

If you have further questions please contact Hannah at

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

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Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry. Join us in welcoming and directing clients to our food pantry. Volunteers will check the client forms, help distribute goods and ensure clients get the correct items. OUR FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN FRIDAYS FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON. SET UP STARTS AT 8 AM.

 Job Description:

The food pantry assistant will will greet shoppers and explain how the food pantry operates. Duties include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries and stocking shelves.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Must be able to comfortably lift cases of food (30+lbs)
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus


Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army Facilities or volunteer sites 

Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Shoes are to be closed toe. We don’t want any injuries done to the toes. Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirts/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee.

*Off Street Parking is available*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact Hannah Speer, 847.741.2304

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!



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Community Service

Court ordered Community Service hours available here at the Elgin Corps.

Applicants can work off their court ordered hours doing jobs around the Corps, 

cleaning, sorting, office, ect are some of the activities but not limited too what is needed around the building.

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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.

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