That familiar holiday-time bell ringing relies on volunteers to be a success, and you can help.
Bell ringers are needed at Salvation Army Red Kettle locations in the Iowa and Illinois sides of the Quad Cities. Money raised in the campaign helps fund Salvation Army programs that serve underprivileged people.
Volunteers must be 14 years old or older. Bell ringing shifts are usually two hours long. Bell ringing opportunities start when the Red Kettle campaign kicks off Friday, November 15, 2013 and shifts are available through December 24.
In Illinois, the Salvation Army plans to have red kettles with bell ringing volunteers at dozens of stores in East Moline, Milan, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis. There are thousands of shifts available for volunteers.
In Iowa, bell ringing volunteers are needed at more than 20 locations in Bettendorf and Iowa. More than 3,400 slots were still available for volunteers as of Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
If you have more questions about volunteering for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign, you can email Patty Mixdorf, or call 563-324-4808. There is also a volunteer hotline in the Quad Cities at 563-271-7933.