Kettle Worker/Bell Ringer (New Haven)

Salvation Army USA New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 2 months ago


FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Seasonal (November 2019 December 201 Finish 9)

Hours Per Week: Varies

Schedule: Varies

Be a representative of The Salvation Army by ringing bells for the Christmas Kettle Campaign at assigned outdoor locations, ensure the Kettle is never left unattended, and greet the public in a friendly manner. Money raised will help fulfill the needs of the hungry, homeless, ill, and lonely.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Greet each passerby in a friendly and respectful manner while ringing the bell.

  • Smile, make eye contact and be courteous by saying "thank you" for every donation.

  • Stand next to kettle at all times.

  • Be clean, well-groomed, and appropriately dressed in a manner consistent with Salvation Army standards.

  • Arrive on time and accurately complete a time card each day.

  • Keep kettle stand area neat and free of clutter.

  • Comply with requests from store managers and owners (i.e. moving locations, not ringing the bell, etc.).

  • Be familiar with some of the social service work of The Salvation Army in the community (i.e. locations, key statistics, etc.) in order to respond to common questions.

  • Be familiar with fundraising initiatives such as Online Giving in order to respond to questions from the public.


  • Ability to follow instructions with limited supervision.

  • Ability to politely greet and respond to the general public.

  • Ability to abide by required dress code.

  • Ability to ring small hand bell for the duration of the shift.

  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.

  • Ability to stand in one location for extended periods of time in outside weather conditions.

  • Ability to conduct all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism.

  • Must be self-motivated and highly enthusiastic.

  • Must be able to lift filled kettles, metal tripods, and signs daily as needed throughout the season.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be friendly and have a positive attitude.

  • Must be able to respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:



Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance

Lift up to 20 pounds


Lift up to 50 pounds




Use hands


Use sight/vision


Walk, bend, kneel


The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

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.

Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Kettle Worker/Bell Ringer (New Haven)

Salvation Army USA