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Job Title:

Seasonal Bell Ringer

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:



$10.00/ hr




1st and 2nd Shift





Job Description:

COVID-19 – Masks will be required to be worn while driving and inside the building. Temperature checks will be taken daily.


To raise the funds needed for the services provided to individuals and families by The Metropolitan Division of The Salvation Army. Represent The Salvation Army at the Red Kettle Stand and ring the bell at assigned locations as scheduled.


Public Donor Engagement
a. Bring the spirit of the Christmas season by making eye contact, greeting and thanking them. Wishing the public a “Merry Christmas”, “God Bless You”, “Happy Holidays”, or other appropriate greetings.

b. Gently and friendly engage public donors to consider making a donation.

c. Ring the bell in a respectful manner.

d. Direct any public mission questions to Corps phone number or Divisional 800 phone number.

e. Be a brand ambassador for The Salvation Army by exemplifying care, compassion and gratefulness to the public.

2. Finance

a. Responsible to keep kettle donations safe. Inform supervisor when kettle becomes too full, damaged, etc. and request for a new kettle.

b. Monitors the kettle throughout their shift – except during approved breaks.

Instruct donors to place monetary donation directly into the kettle without handling the donation.
Maintain equipment in good working order: bell, kettle and kettle stand.
3. Appearance

a. Wear appropriate outerwear (coat, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.) for the weather.

b. Maintain The Salvation Army uniform aprons’ cleanness and appearance.

c. Maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance.

4. Other Duties as Assigned

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:
Multiple locations throughout Will County

Job Requirements:


This position is supervised by the Corps Officer and/or an assigned supervisor. Each Bell Ringer must perform their responsibilities within established policies and guidelines.


Individual will be evaluated on how effectively they interact with the public and the amount of donations collected. There will also be a review of how well policies and procedures are followed, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.


· A High School degree or GED is preferred but not required.

· Experience working with the public, customer service, and/or sales desired.


· A motivated self-starter

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

· The ability to utilize sound judgment in decision making.

· Responsible for items assigned (kettles, equipment, etc.) to your care.

· Flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.

· A willingness to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.


This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 15 pounds.
In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to do some bending, squatting, reaching, lifting, climbing, and standing for hours at a time, up to three – four hours prior to receiving a break.
May be based outside in all kinds of weather.


Full/ Part Time Hours, Bi- weekly paychecks, offering pay cards, various locations throughout Will County.

Company Information

Who We Are
At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to Doing the Most Good. We are made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners working together to holistically meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We do this through programs designed to combat homelessness and hunger, provide safe spaces for kids after school and on the weekends, achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to the hopeless. The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division provides these services to people in need throughout greater Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana.

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

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.

Vision Statement
The Salvation Army is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Application Instructions:

Walk-In's are welcome, no appointment necessary!

300 3RD AVE JOLIET 60433

Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm

You will need a Valid Photo ID and Social Security Card.
Ask for Kevin Nolen

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