Volunteer to be a Salvation Army Bell Ringer or create your #RedKettleReason Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser this Christmas

Ring a bell at The Salvation Army red kettle

You can help a lot of people simply by being a bell ringer. Every day people come to The Salvation Army for assistance in meeting the emergencies of life. By bell ringing at a Salvation Army Red Kettle, you can help raise the funds to provide these necessary services at Christmas and throughout the New Year. All donations stay right here in Travis and Williamson Counties, which makes us simply neighbors helping neighbors ~ 365 days a year.  There are also opportunities for Musicians at the Kettles.

Encourage “Red Kettle Days” for your business, civic organization, church or neighborhood and make a difference in the lives of real people in our community.

Click the link below to volunteer now.  If you’re a musician, skip to the next section to sign up to play at a Red Kettle.

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Sign up Today to be a Bell Ringer!

If you are interested in volunteering as a bell ringer, please see our red kettle volunteer opportunities or email VolunteerAustin@USS.SalvationArmy.org. Register now to have the best fun volunteering in the Austin area this Christmas.

Volunteering at a Red Kettle is good fun for a great cause

Check out our Facebook album of bell ringers – including Santa on a Paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake – and Elvis from last year’s Red Kettle locations!

Musicians! We Want YOU to Rock the Red Kettle

Rock The Red Kettle ATX is an effort benefiting The Salvation Army,  spearheaded by Austin’s own Texas country music artist, Cory Morrow, to enlist artists of all genres that make Austin the Live Music Capital of the World to help raise money to give those who need it the most a helping hand this Christmas season. The Salvation Army is asking artists to donate 30 minutes of their time to perform next to one of the Army’s ubiquitous Red Kettles and to promote their performance on social media to get as many of their fans as possible to participate.

Click here to see a schedule of available times and locations to perform at a Red Kettle in Austin.

Create your own #RedKettleReason Fundraiser

You can also be a virtual bell ringer and host your own on-line red kettle as a business or individual.  This year, the Online Red Kettle is now #Red Kettle Reason, a Peer-To-Peer online fundraising campaign, which enables Salvation Army supporters to become online bell-ringers for their own #Red Kettle Reason, raising funds for the cause that you are most passionate about:  Make Christmas Possible – Feed the Hungry – Shelter the Homeless and Meet the Greatest Need.  Participants can invite friends and family to donate to The Salvation Army and the fundraiser’s designated area of impact and location.

Choose your reason.  Raise funds.  Change Lives.

We would like to give a special thank you to our Online Red Kettle sponsor:

Legacy Mutual Mortgage