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The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

Doing The Most Good!

Rescue Christmas with The Salvation Army and provide hope throughout your community!

The Salvation Army's mission shines brightest at Christmastime. And this year, the need is greater than ever. For those struggling to pay rent or put food on the table after a job loss, Christmas may seem out of reach. You can help The Salvation Army Rescue Christmas by spreading hope, love and joy to the less fortunate members of society.

Whether you're hosting a coat drive, bellringing in the community or online, or volunteering in person or from home, there are countless ways for you to give back and offer the priceless gift of your time. There are opportunities to get involved for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.

To find ways to volunteer and support your community, visit our website: www.salarmychicago.org/volunteer, or email metvolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org for more information.

All volunteer activities practice CDC safety guidelines including washing hands, social-distancing, wearing face coverings, and other best practices.

More opportunities with The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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About The Salvation Army Metro Chicago


5040 N. Pulaski, Volunteer Resource Department, Chicago, IL 60630, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Salvation Army is to meet human needs wherever they may be, without discrimination.


The Salvation Army is serving more people in need and delivering the broadest array of services than any other not-for-profit organization in Chicagoland. The Salvation Army is making an impact every day in three key areas of critical importance and concern to people across Chicagoland -- Homelessness, Violence and Education. And, The Salvation Army is delivering the most critical services -- food, shelter, emergency assistance and disaster relief.

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.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


Chicago Metro AreaChicago, IL 60601



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work




  • Volunteering with The Salvation Army can include helping out for a single 2-hour shift, or you could volunteer every week for 20 years! Every hour of your time is valuable and we are grateful for every single hour donated!!
  • All volunteer activities¬†practice CDC safety guidelines including washing hands, social-distancing, wearing face coverings, and other best practices.¬†A health questionnaire may also be required.

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