The Salvation Army has volunteer opportunities throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane and Kendall counties. For a location near you, please visit the website.
Name and Position of Contact Person:
Linda Reiter, Volunteer Resource Manager
Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekends may be available depending on location and program.
Description of Organization:
The Salvation Army has been assisting people in need in the Greater Chicagoland region for over 125 years. In communities throughout Chicago and the surrounding five-county area, we extend emergency and supportive assistance from 28 corps community centers, 80 service extension units, the Emergency Disaster Services Center, residential programs, mobile units, and several counseling sites.
Our mission is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination. As part of this commitment to our community, we provide assistance to families and individuals in crisis â€" to those suffering after a flood or fire, and to those struggling with poverty, food insecurity, joblessness, impending or current homelessness, abuse and despair. This assistance has included nutritious meals, counseling, child care, shelter, and transition to permanent housing.
This work is made possible through the generous support of our wide network of devoted volunteers. We are very grateful to all of our faithful and committed volunteers for their support of our programs and services
Description of Service Learner Role:
The Salvation Army offers a variety of Service Learning opportunities at a variety of locations throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. Opportunities include (may vary by location):
- Help with meals for the needy
- Food pantry service
- Distribution of holiday food baskets
- Assist with various children's programs including Day Camp, Head Start and Back-to School programs.
Other opportunities are available, based on location. Please call Linda Reiter at (773) 205-3502 for more information.
- Completion of on-line application.
- Background check is required.
- Safe From Harm training may also be required.
- Orientation class (if required by location).
Number of Placements Available:
Variable by location.
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
Fax: (630) 942-4596
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.