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Job Number:  39015
Christmas Kettle Host / Bell Ringer
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 22 December 2017
(32 days ago)
The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)


To collect donations from holiday shoppers by spreading Christmas cheer and promoting The Salvation Army.



  • Arrive at assigned location on time, retrieve and set up designated Christmas Kettle from storage location; remain with Christmas Kettle until shift change or Kettle is picked up by personnel
  • Stand near Christmas Kettle for the entire duration of shift; greet, smile and collect donations from passers-by; thank donors
  • Ensure Christmas Kettle is attended or stored away during restroom and meal breaks per instruction given; to ensure security of Christmas Kettle and monetary donations
  • Follow instructions of Supervisor and Coordinator; report any problems or concerns to Supervisor or Coordinator
  • Distribute swag, i.e. blessing cards, etc.
  • Promote Salvation Army programs & services, volunteering, when opportunities arise
  • Respond to donor questions or make appropriate referral
  • Collect donor’s information when a request is made for a charitable tax receipt
  • Manage inventory and request supplies when necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Be punctual, reliable and community minded
  • Positively portrays The Salvation Army and reflect its mission and core values
  • Possesses good customer service skills – be friendly, courteous, positive, outgoing, flexible, task oriented, patient
  • Be able to work independently
  • Ability to focus on job and refrain from distractions, i.e. mobile phone use, texting, etc.
  • Possesses good oral communication skills
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Willingness to work indoors at high traffic retail locations
  • Willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather
  • Follows the dress code and be well groomed
  • Possesses and wear proper outdoor attire in inclement weather
  • Possesses and can ensure access to mobile phone, email, transportation, i.e. Transit, taxi, vehicle, etc.
  • Ability to attend orientation session
  • Agrees to Standards of Conduct
  • Previous fundraising experience, customer service, and volunteer experience an asset
  • Minimum high school education or equivalency an asset

HOURS: 35 hours per week; split shift and flexible hours may be required



  • Temporary Full Time – Monday to Saturday, No Sundays
  • Duration – November 22 to December 23, 2017

LOCATION: Vancouver, B.C. (Multiple Locations)


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email cover letter and resume to:

The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services
3213 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC, V5V 4B8

*** No phone calls please ***
Contact Details:
The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services
3213 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC, V5V 4B8
www:   www.salvationarmyvcfs.com

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