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Updated for Winter / Spring 2014





Date:               All Year

Time:              9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:        The Salvation Army 1300 Richmond Ave. Mattoon

Contact:          Sheila (Manager) (217) 234-3915


Volunteers are needed to sort, hang and tag clothing and other donations. 


This is the biggest source of income! We rely on the store to fund everything from the daily food pantry, assistance services as well as all of the community Adult and Youth CHarachter Building programs that take place year-round. 


Drop In Center


Date:              Monday - Friday On school days

Time:              3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location:        The Salvation Army 1300 Richmond Ave. Mattoon

Contact:          Mindy Willenborg 


Share your talents!  Do you love kids?  Are you musically talented?  Volunteers are needed to help with our Character Building (similar to Scouts), Music, Art, Tutoring youth activities.  We provide these services free of charge to area children. Advance sign-up for this is a MUST! We will need to run a background check and interview before you can begin.... Safety is our first concern!

FOOD Pantry

Emergency Assistance


Date:              Monday - Friday 

Time:              10:00 A.M – 3:00 P.M.

Location:        The Salvation Army 1300 Richmond Ave. Mattoon

Contact:          Tricia Coffey ext. 100 


We operate a choice pantry as a function of our Social Services department and it is staffed completly with volunteers! We need people with good customer service skills to sit at the reception desk and check in and out people coming for food assistance. This is a great place to meet people and spend time on the front lines! Call Michelle or dial "0" for operator to get yourself on the schedule! This is also a good position for someone who may not want to be on their feet all day. 


Special Projects



Date:              Flexible

Time:              Also Flexible

Location:        The Salvation Army 1300 Richmond Ave. Mattoon

Contact:          Captain Jeff ext. 228


We have lots of little needs and not much money! If you have time and tallents we would love to connect you with opportunities! We always need help inside and outside with property upkeep and repairs (Lawn, painting, general maintainance etc.) let us know what your good at! 





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