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Red Kettle Bell Ringers Needed

Volunteer and Paid positions available


Volunteers, the lifeblood of our work

More than ever, we are counting on volunteers to help us raise the funds needed to support our work in Washoe County.  While we are happy to give a person a job, not having the extra expense allows us to put more of our kettle income directly to those needing assistance.

Volunteers come from all walks of life. They are individuals. They are families, They are groups. They are businesses.  All kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds... and we are grateful for every one.

If you wish to volunteer you can sign up here.

For their safety, we ask that volunteers under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult. Once you sign up our Kettle Coordinator will be notified and you will be contacted prior to your volunteer shift.  He or she will advise you on all requirements for bell ringing.

One final thing, if you can't find a slot that works for you, simply give us a call at 775-688-4555 and ask for the Kettle Coordinator.  The shifts listed on the site are only our most popular shifts for our most opted for locations.


Paid Ringers, our partners for Doing the Most Good

Every year The Salvation Army across the United States hires seasonal staff to help us raise funds.  The people we hire are often looking for extra money for Christmas or maybe, more seriously, some extra income to help pay their bills.  

Although we will likely hire throughout the bell ringing season, here in Washoe County we host Red Kettle Bell Ringer job fair for 4 days, all in early November.  Here's what you need to know about being hired:

  1. Hiring is seasonal. No one will start before November 17th, nor work past December 24th.
  2. A background check and I-9 verification are required.
  3. There will be a 2-hour mandatory orientation on November 14th (this is paid time)
  4. Workers must meet a minimum standard for hygiene and must supply their own clothing appropriate to the weather.
  5. No worker is guaranteed a particular number of hours.  Part-time and Full-time hours are available and schedules are somewhat flexible.

Job Fairs for 2018

November 5th and 6th

November 12th and 13th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Expect to complete an application and go through a short interview to verify your eligibility and suitability for the position. It is held at 1931 Sutro, St., Reno, Nevada.

You must bring identification as well as documentation showing you are permitted to work in the United States.

For more information, please call 775-688-4555.