Bell Ringer Opportunities

What is a Bell Ringer?    A Bell Ringer is someone who stands beside the iconic Salvation Army Christmas Kettle and receives donations from passers-by.  They ring bells where permitted to subtly remind people of those in need at Christmas in our community.  Kettles are typically located in malls and outside retail stores from mid-November to December 24th. Shifts are usually 2-4 hours but longer shifts are certainly welcome.Where does the money go?    Donations collected in a Christmas Kettle stay in the neighbourhood in which it is located and are used to provide emergency food, addiction treatment, budget counselling, after school programs, and outreach to our friends living on the streets. In 2016 for example, here is how donations were used in the Richmond Hill/Vaughan area: Helped more than 3600 adults and children with food, clothing, counseling, advocacy and wrap-around supports.Hosted a variety of weekly programs and activities for children, teens and mothers.Sent 32 children to summer camp.Provided wrap-around supports for at-risk individuals and families.Collected and distributed food, clothing and other basic stables to and from our facility.Collected and distributed toys and food for our annual Christmas Assistance program.Through our annual backpack program, provided over 200 children with backpacks and school supplies.        

2017 Kettle Volunteer Application_with Contact info

To apply to be a paid Kettle Host/Bell Ringer, please review the full job description below,
Kettle Host/Bell Ringer Job Description
then email, fax (number is same as phone number) or deliver your resume and cover letter to:

Russ Horner, Christmas Kettle Coordinator

The Salvation Army
55 Newkirk Rd.Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G4
Office: 905-737-0496 Cell: 647-981-1752 (text or call)
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