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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army Metro Chicago

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Activity Summary:

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.

The Food Pantry Assistant will will greet clients and explain how the food pantry operates. Duties include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assisting in collecting food, bagging groceries, and stocking shelves.

Food Pantry volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm.


  • 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. Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Shoes must be closed toe. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted.

Off Street Parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please sign up here, or (815)972-1135 or email Debby Brown at debby.brown@usc.salvationarmy.org. You may also visit http://bttr.im/o4o4m to start the application process.

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

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Monday - Friday
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Monday - Friday
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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
Community, Disaster Relief, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


416 South Madison StreetRockford, IL 61104



  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • People Skills


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteer shifts are flexible to accommodate your availability and serve our community well. Whether you can help for one shift, or 10+, we are so grateful to our volunteers!
  • Volunteers must be in good health and may be asked to take an on-site health screening and temperature reading. Volunteers may need to complete on-line application, volunteer paperwork, and receive a (free) background check.

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