14 SITES and 4,700 TIME SLOTS to chose from!

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 minimum two hour shift 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 entering and exiting local businesses.

Typically, bellringing runs from November 7th to December 24th, Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Some bellringing locations maybe located out-of-doors. Children under 16 years of age may ring bells with adult supervision. There must be one adult for every three children.

Proceeds from bellringing 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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Bellringer- Rural King- 40 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 1
Bellringer- Rural King- 9525 Collinsville Rd, Waterloo, IL 1
Bellringer- Schnucks - 1000 Columbia Centre Dr, Columbia, IL 1
Bellringer- Schnucks - 150 Waterloo Rd, Waterloo, IL 1
Bellringer- Schnucks - 1615 Camp Jackson Rd, Cahokia, IL 1
Bellringer- Walgreens -  1201 Camp Jackson Rd, Cahokia, IL 1
Bellringer- Walgreens -  2510 State St, E. St. Louis, IL 1
Bellringer- Walgreens - 100 Admiral Weinel Blvd, Columbia, IL 1
Bellringer- Walgreens - 913 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 1
Bellringer- Wal-Mart - 961 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 1


The Salvation Army Emergency Social Services 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 49 6/27/2017 5/29/2018


Throughout the year you can help make the corps community center on inviting and safe environment for those youth, adults and families whom we serve.

The community center is looking for individuals and groups to help with landscaping and lawn care, snow removal, painting, plumbing, electrical work and general cleaning.

Individuals and groups can set the time they wish to volunteer whether that is a block period of time or an hour here and there for just one time or over a set schedule.
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Floor Care 1
Maintenace Facility Specialist 1


The Salvation Army corps community center is amazingly busy throughout the year – especially around the holidays and times of local disaster. Volunteers are needed to help our front desk staff answer phones, greet clients and assist in light clerical duties. Outgoing personality and the ability to handle customers needed. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Training is provided.
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Receptionist 196 6/26/2017 5/31/2018


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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East St. Louis Afterschool Program 1


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Corps Sergeant Major (CSM) 1

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.