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Position: 1838 - Christmas Kettle Bell Ringer
Organization: Salvation Army Mississauga Community and Family Services
Position Address: HOME BASE - 3173 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario ('Kettle' sites are at selected locations to which the public has access)
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Newcomers, Older Adults
*** The 'Kettle' Campaign begins November 14, 2020 and ends on December 24, 2020, 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 and Dundas; Real Canadian Superstore Mavis and Dundas.

Volunteers 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

Please apply ASAP. Our Annual Campaign will begin November 14, 2020! MBC volunteer 'clients' may easily gain direct access to the Salvation Army online 'Application Form' by clicking the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below). If you do not have a 'profile', create one!

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', 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 are in the community at this time, 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.

> 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

Position Qualifications
● Able to accommodate training as arranged (see 'Training', below)
● Friendly, engaging, courteous towards members of the public
● Follow all COVID-19 procedures 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)

*** During COVID-19, screening of volunteer applicants will be 'virtual' (tel/email/online)
Min Age: 16    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Start Date:2020-11-14
End Date:2020-12-24
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, per assigned shift(s), locations, to be mutually arranged/scheduled on select dates in November, 2020. December schedules will be every day from December 1 to December 24, 2020, 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!

Weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Due to COVID-19, 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 shift.

Locations/shift(s) will be assigned by the Christmas Kettle Coordinator and/or Supervisor.

Area(s) of Interest: Fundraising, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Event Planning, Holiday & Festive, Marketing/Promotion, Parent & Child Support, Shelters
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