Whether you're packaging meals to distribute to those in need, or painting a room at one of our corps, there are countless ways for you to give back to your community and offer the priceless gift of your time. There are opportunities to volunteer for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.

To find ways to volunteer and support your community, please see the listings of the Corps Community Center, or contact our Volunteer Resources Office.


The Salvation Army Donut Days (Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3)

The Salvation Army will celebration National Donut Day throughout Chicagoland, Rockford, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana on Friday June 2 - Saturday, June 3.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and doughnuts.

To learn how you can volunteer with our Corps Community Centers call 773-205-3502 or email METVolunteer@usc.salvationarmy.org.

See a list of Donut Day Volunteer locations

The Salvation Army National Donut Days in Chicago

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Volunteers - Harbor Light

Julia Costa asked her friends for a special birthday gift -- give back to the community by doing a service project. So the group gathered at The Salvation Army's Harbor Light location and spent the morning pulling weeds and cleaning up the green areas of the building. What a great way to spend your birthday Julia!  

Thanks to everyone who participated, with a special thanks to Sarah Sirotkin for making this all possible.

See more Salvation Army volunteers in action...