Be part of the traditional Christmas landscape as a Red Kettle Bellringer.
If you and/or organization enjoy being around people and are outgoing and personable this is the volunteer opportunity you are looking for!

As a bellringer you may select a specific location(s), date(s) and a two hour time block  where you will ring an old fashion-style school bell and extend Christmas cheer to customers who deposit pocket change into a red kettle as they enter and exit local businesses.  All of our locations are outside.

The Kettle Season runs from Thanksgiving to just before Christmas.

Proceeds from the bell ringing efforts stay in the local area and will help provide the funding for food, housing and energy assistance, emergency aid and other services throughout the year to those requiring our support.

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Alton - Schnucks 125 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Alton Shop & Save 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Alton Square Mall 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bethalto - Schnucks 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Bethalto Walgreen 127 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
East Alton Shop & Save 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Godfrey - Schnucks 118 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Godfrey Walgreens 127 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Godfrey Walmart - Grocery Door 123 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Godfrey Walmart - Retail Door 128 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Wood River Shop & Save 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Wood River Walmart - Grocery Door 130 11/24/2017 12/23/2017
Wood River Walmart - Retail Door 125 11/24/2017 12/23/2017


The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services (ESS) Program bridges a gap for families and individuals by meeting their emergency and basic needs while they are working through their temporary financial crisis.

After assessing clients’ needs, Salvation Army caseworkers provide and assistance package to help clients during temporary setbacks. Part of that package may include referrals to other agencies, which have forged partnerships with The Salvation Army.

Services, based upon available funding, include assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utilities, clothing, groceries/meals, disaster recovery, funeral expenses, furniture, prescriptions and spiritual counseling.
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Food Pantry Volunteer 0


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Community Service Work 1


The Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance to less fortunate families.

The volunteer opportunities avaliable for Seasonal Assistance include helping families fill out assistance applications, filling angel tree gift bags and visiting with clients as they come to pick up their gifts.
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Toy Shop Volunteers 1


Assist homeless residents in daily life tasks and to achieve self-sufficiency
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Shelter Weekend Dinners 1


Through The Salvation Army Character Building programs, young people will develop their individuality and potential through gaining a sense of personal identity and character through interaction with other young people and leaders. In every Character Building program offered by The Salvation Army, young people will learn the importance of Christian values and biblical truths. All volunteers must submit and pass background checks.
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Youth Worker 1


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Bellringer 1 11/24/2017 12/23/2017