The Salvation Army of Winnebago County is currently signing up volunteers to ring bells in the Stateline this holiday season, but they also have paid bell ringing positions available for residents who really need a job.

According to a Salvation Army press release;

While the organization depends greatly on volunteers, and prefers to have volunteers at the red kettles, there is a benefit to the community to provide temporary, fulltime or part-time employment. It allows those who are unable to find employment to work temporarily for two months as a Christmas bellringer for a worthwhile cause.

Captain Mark Martsolf, the Winnebago County Coordinator for the Salvation Army says;

the Salvation Army will pay $10 per hour, but is hoping that more people will volunteer, thus freeing up more funds for the community programs the organization provides.

Applications for employment can be filled out now at The Salvation Army location at 500 S Rockford Ave. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two forms of ID are required to apply and a background check will be completed.

If you would like to volunteer to be a bell ringer this season, you may sign up now at

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