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1838 - Christmas Kettle Bell Ringer > 16+ > Please apply NOW!
Position Address:
HOME BASE: 3173 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario ('Kettle' sites are at selected locations to which the public has access)


The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada's largest and most recognizable annual charitable events. In addition to the critical fundraising impact of the Campaign, the Christmas kettles boost the Army's visibility and awareness. In fact, there are more than 2,000 kettle locations across Canada that support a wide range of Salvation Army programs.

This Campaign is only possible through volunteering by our Christmas Kettle Bell Ringers (individuals or groups), who are our donation ambassadors at numerous business outlets, community centres, and public venues in Mississauga. In addition to cheerfully, thankfully receiving donations, our volunteers will be highly visible in the community at this festive time of year, available to provide information about our services and refer those who may be in need. Donations help fund food security and Family Services programs in Mississauga, such as the food bank, toys for children, financial assistance, and counselling year-round for families.

As a COVID-19 precaution, we are recruiting volunteers who are double-vaccinated.


*** The 'Kettle' Campaign begins November 12, 2021, and ends on December 24, 2021, so please apply ASAP! ***

Some donation locations are wheel chair accessible. Please visit the location webpages to find out more information. Locations include: Square One Mall; Loblaws Heartland; Costco Heartland; Costco (Dixie & Dundas); Real Canadian Superstore (Mavis & Dundas).

Christmas Kettle Bell Ringers will:

  • Lightly ring a Christmas bell to attract the public to the donation kettle
  • Engage the public with friendly (seasonal) greetings, so as to encourage monetary donations
  • Thank those in particular who pause to donate (by placing contributions in the kettle)
  • Respond to general inquiries about local Salvation Army services
  • Be there to help refer those in need to our locations/contact info
  • Co-operate with the businesses, malls, community centres, etc. that provide the locations
  • COVID-19: Wear a disposal mask provided by the Salvation Army, or wear your own mask (and other PPE, such as gloves)
  • COVID-19: Periodically sanitize the donation kettle, using disinfectant wipes provided by the Salvation Army
  • COVID-19: There will be no handouts of any kind to give out

>>> You are invited to access the brief 'YouTube' video in 'Social Media', below . . .

Please apply ASAP. Our Annual Campaign will begin November 12, 2021! Volunteer MBC 'clients' can easily gain direct access to the Salvation Army online APPLICATION PROCESS by clicking the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above). If you do not have a 'profile', create one! After you have applied, as a precaution please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the Salvation Army.


Enhance your 'customer service' talent/skills/experience, and improve your confidence + Opportunity to 'network' with the public in a very positive way Be part of an annual fundraising campaign that benefits your community significantly Learn about the Salvation Army, particularly its presence and services in the Mississauga community Be part of a highly respected team of volunteers Be there in the community to refer those in need to local Salvation Army services + Volunteers are entitled to a letter that confirms their participation in the Campaign, including volunteer hours Secondary school students can earn hours towards their 'community service' graduation requirement


  • Able to accommodate training as arranged (see TRAINING, below)
  • Friendly, engaging, courteous towards members of the public
  • You must be double-vaccinated, plus able to follow all COVID-19 health & safety protocols to ensure the safety of others, in addition to Salvation Army policies and procedures
  • Be able to stand for up to 2-3 hours continually and ring the bell lightly (see DESCRIPTION, above)
  • Solid oral English communication skills
  • Punctual, reliable, in respect of assigned shift(s)
  • Able to travel to the assigned location(s) in good time, reliably
  • Appropriate attire: Black dress pants, white shirt, plus a Salvation Army red vest that will be provided (in some locations, outside winter dress is required)

SCREENING of volunteer applicants will be 'virtual' (tel/email/online)

Min Age: 16   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment starting 2021-11-12 AND ending 2021-12-24
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

FLEXIBLE (Weekdays/Saturday/Sunday): Assigned shift(s), locations, to be mutually arranged/scheduled, on select dates in November, 2021. December schedules will be every day from December 1 to December 24, 2021, depending on scheduling needs/availability. Length of shift: 2 to 4 hours, during opening hours of business, mall, community centre, etc. You are encouraged to schedule more than one shift!

Thank you for giving of your valuable time to volunteer in aid of this great annual Campaign!


COVID-19 health & safety precautions will be in place, such that TRAINING will be virtual. Safety procedures must be followed. Online video training and 1-1 in person training will be conducted prior to start of your shift(s). Locations/shift(s) will be assigned by the Christmas Kettle Coordinator and/or Supervisor.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Fundraising, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Event Planning, Holiday & Festive, Marketing/Promotion, Parent & Child Support, Shelters
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers, Older Adults

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