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Durham, Orange, and Person Counties

Seasonal Opportunities

Santa’s Kettle Bell Ringer

November 22-December 24, Monday through Saturday, 9:00am-8:00pm

It just isn’t Christmas until you hear the Salvation Army bells ringing across town.  The bell ringer will be responsible for standing at the kettle for their allotted time slot.  You may choose to work for as many or as few time slots as you wish.  The slots will be broken into two-hour periods of time.  If you are a member of an organization that is interested in sponsoring a kettle, then your organization will be responsible for making sure your kettle is manned all day long.  You may ring the traditional bell, sing, play an instrument, have a set of speakers with music or whatever it is that you would enjoy.


Angel Tree Registration

September 23-October 4, Monday- Friday 8am-5pm

The orientation will be an introduction and training session for the events that will take place during Angel Tree Registration and Intake.  Volunteering for this event will mean that you are working with the staff to help get people signed up for their children to be “angels” so they can get gifts for Christmas.  This means some small amounts of crowd control as you help them enter their information into the computer so we can know whether or not they qualify for our services.


Angel Tree Distribution

December 16-20, 8:00am-5:00pm

Families were designated appointment times when they registered for Angel Tree and they will be coming during this week to receive the gifts for their children.  We need volunteers to help us retrieve gifts from their location in the warehouse and deliver them to the families as they come.


Angel Tree Tables

November 29 – December 14, Weekends are High Priority

There are so many children in need of a Christmas, and the Angel Tree program is a wonderful way for those kids to receive gifts and celebrate the season. While we are always in need of people to "adopt" the children, we also need people to sit at our tables, which will be set up in the mall, to answer questions and sign people up to "adopt" children. We will have Christmas trees set up with angels hanging on them for people to adopt, but we need your help to make sure the children get adopted!

We need a volunteer to sit at the table in the mall for their chosen time slot throughout the day. They can sit for as long or as short as they wish, we just need the tables to be occupied so that if someone is shopping and they wish to adopt an angel they will have someone there to give them information and collect their gifts.


Santa’s Money Counter

November 25-December 26, Monday through Friday.  8:00am-12:00pm

When all the money comes in from the kettles, it is counted the following morning at a secure location.  We need people to help sort and count the money.  We ask that if you volunteer for this opportunity that you be willing to commit to one day a week for the duration of the counting.


Toy Shop Elves

December 9-13, 8:00am-5:00pm

Santa’s Toy Shop is where all of the toys from Angel Tree are kept.  When volunteering in the Toy Shop, you will be sorting, packaging and organizing toys by the child and families so that when the parents come to pick up the gifts they will already be organized by recipient.