Holiday Volunteer Opportunities



Volunteering your time during the holidays is a priceless gift!

Whether you're packaging meals to distribute to those in need, ringing bells, serving food, wrapping toys for children or spreading holiday cheer, there are countless ways for you to give back to your community and offer the priceless gift of your time. There are opportunities to volunteer for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.

Make a Difference - Become a Bell Ringer! 

Make a Difference Ring Bells with The Salvation Army

Volunteering to ring bells at the red kettles has always been a fun way to celebrate Christmas and give back to those less fortunate. Volunteers can simply register online at and choose the locations, dates and times that they wish to volunteer to ring bells. They can volunteer as an individual, a family, office or group.

Rather than having to call during office hours, volunteers can go online any time of day or night to sign up, whenever it’s convenient for them. The system even generates automatic email confirmations and reminders.

More Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Additional holiday volunteer opportunities can be found below, or contact your local Salvation Army location.

View a map of all Salvation Army volunteer locations


Volunteer Opportunities
Midwest Corps Community Center
20 S. Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 733-4801 | Fax: (312) 773-7680 
Map/Directions | Website
Freedom Center
825 N. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 312-667-2200 | Fax: 312-421-0447
Officers: Majors Merrill and Nancy Powers
Map/Directions | Website
Volunteer Opportunities
Crystal Lake Corps Community Center
(McHenry County)

290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5892
Phone: 815-455-2769
Fax: 815-455-9318
Map/Directions | Website

Waukegan Corps Community Center
850 S. Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085-6250
Phone: 847-336-1880 | Fax: 847-336-0323
Officers: Captains Daniel and Nivia Paredes
Map/Directions | Website