The bell ringing season starts the second Friday of November and runs through Christmas Eve (not including Sundays), 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.

Volunteers interested in ringing a bell can sign-up via RedKettleVolunteer.orgcontact Laura Stempien (email) or 540.373.3431 ext.212.

Who can bell ring? Anyone! Want to learn how to be a volunteer bell ringer? Check out a bell ringing video here

Registrations are open August 1 – December 24.