Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Because people are hurting and need our help #RedKettleReason

Bell Ringing

The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night (learn more about how kettle donations become help for those in need).

Find your location below for information on how to sign up to ring a bell.

Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is in dire need of volunteer bell ringers and red kettle donations to meet its Christmas fundraising goal. As of the second week in December, the Army had 2,000 fewer volunteer bell ringers than the same time last year, the lowest number in three years. If you are willing and able to help, we need you. If you are able to take additional shifts, we thank you for helping us fill the gap.

Sign up online for a bell ringing shift. You will receive a confirmation email with your selected shifts to confirm that your registration was received. To sign up by phone, for any questions, or if you did not receive a confirmation email, please call our bell ringing hotline at 651-746-3519.

Greater Minnesota

Contact information is listed below for bell ringing locations in Greater Minnesota. If you use our online sign up system, you will receive a confirmation email with your selected shifts to confirm that your registration was received. Please call the number listed if you did not receive an email confirmation.

Don’t see your location? Contact the bell ringing representative for your county to learn more.

North Dakota

Contact information is listed below for bell ringing locations in North Dakota. If you use our online sign up system, you will receive a confirmation email with your selected shifts to confirm that your registration was received. Please call the number listed if you did not receive an email confirmation.

Don’t see your location? Contact the bell ringing representative for your county to learn more.

Want to learn what bell ringing is all about? Check out our bell ringing video and FAQs. Then, watch a video about who can bell ring.