The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Bell Ringer - Dane County

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Seasonal Part-Time
  • Overview

    Represent The Salvation Army by ringing the bell at assigned kettle locations to raise funds needed for services to individuals and families. 


    The Salvation Army Mission:

    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. 


    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

    • Work various hours between 8:00am - 8:00pm Monday through Saturday, from July 14 to July 28, 2017 (4-8 hour shifts, 25-40 hours per week). 
    • Report to work promptly as scheduled. 
    • Responsible for kettle, stand, and bell at assigned location. Must stay at assigned kettle, ringing the bell, wearing an apron or provided identification as Salvation Army bell ringer. One 15 minute break will be allowed every 4 hours. A 30 minute break will be allowed for shifts of 6 or more hours. 
    • Represent The Salvation Army and its programs, with appropriate dress and behavior. Must follow Corps policies and procedures. 
    • Remain at work site until end of scheduled shift, call supervisor on duty if you need to leave shift early for any reason. 
    • Must be alert and aware of your surroundings, removing kettle from stand only at the end of shift early for any reason. 
    • Must be alert and aware of your surroundings, removing kettle from stand only at the end of shift to return to customer service desk. 
    • All monetary donations must be placed in the kettle by the donor themselves. Bell ringers are not allowed to handle cash or coins. Provided paint stick may be used to help push the money in the kettle. 
    • Greet public as they pass the work site. 
    • Be cordial and polite to the public. Smile, make eye contact and greet people with "Thank you", or other appropriate greeting. 


    The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. 



    • High School Diploma or GED is preferred but not required. 


    • Work experience working with the public desired. 


    • Ability to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with leadership and field personnel.
    • Must be clean, neat and well groomed, dressed appropriately for location and weather. 
    • A smiling, friendly and cheerful attitude. 
    • Prompt and consistent in attendance. 
    • Flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities. 

    Supervision Received:

    • Reports to Director of Operations

    Physical Requirements: 

    • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
    • Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability. 
    • Lifting, pulling and pushing of materials up to 25 pounds. 
    • Requires bending, squatting and walking. 
    • May stand for extended periods. 

    Working Conditions:

    Work is performed in all weather conditions: rain, sleet, snow, cold, etc. 


    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 


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