Oct 26, 2021

With the Christmas season right around the corner, The Salvation Army is once again looking for volunteers to ring bells at red kettle locations in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding area. Kettles with silent bells (kettles without a bell ringer) historically bring in fewer donations than kettles with bells. Volunteers can sign up online at for shifts as short as two hours, they can “Adopt-A-Kettle” for a day, or they can register to virtually ring using the same website.

In addition to volunteer positions, paid positions are also available this Christmas. Paid positions are considered part-time, temporary, and shifts are available from the first day of kettles starting Friday, November 5 and lasting through Friday, December 24. Applications for these positions are available at The Kroc Center, located at 405 Vermont Street in Quincy. Applications are also available at The Salvation Army Family Store in Hannibal, located at 200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Center.

“The red kettle and the sound of bell ringing are synonymous with the Christmas season,” stated Volunteer Coordinator Jeremy Koren. “Every year we at The Salvation Army look forward to start of this timeless holiday tradition. We are ready to greet new bell ringers and spend time with bell ringers who have been with our organization for years.”

The bell ringing season begins on Friday, November 5 and will end Friday, December 24. The hours for bell ringing are Monday through Friday 11am - 7pm in Quincy and 11am - 7pm in Hannibal and Saturdays 9am - 7pm in both Quincy and Hannibal. Gather your friends and family and join The Salvation Army in Doing The Most Good this Christmas season!

For more information, please contact Jeremy Koren at

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