Volunteers help us each season by ringing the iconic red bell and encouraging donations for our programs.  All monies raised in our kettles go back into the immediate community and their needs to provide services, not just during Christmas, but year round.  This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers of all ages as any individual that can be outside and be friendly can share in the joy of giving back some time!  Families, civic groups, student organizations and churches often get into the spirit by adopting a kettle location for either a 4 or 8 hour shift at a location convenient for them.

Every volunteer hour spent ringing the bell, helps us to make sure that we are still able to provide important services 365 days a year.

Each kettle location is operated and coordinated by The Salvation Army location serving community needs in the area.  Following is a list of contacts for each region.  Please connect with these individuals to find out how and where you can share your time with this very important program. When contacting each coordinator, please let them know the following information.  Any preferred days (Monday – Friday or Saturdays), the size of your group, if your group can take either a half day (4 hours) or a full day (8 hours) and a specific location (if known) that you would prefer.

Central and Northwest Metro Atlanta:  Downtown Business District, Midtown Business District
and Cumberland Mall Area
Please contact Latoya Riley

South Fulton County:  Southwest Atlanta, Cascade Road, College Park, and Douglas County
Please contact Sonya Longino

North DeKalb County: Buckhead, Toco Hills, Buford Highway and Northlake Mall
Please contact Lt. Stephen Corriera

South DeKalb County: Decatur, Lithonia and Stone Mountain
Please contact Captain Carlos Cantu

Gwinnett County
Please contact Lizbeth Gonzalez

Cobb County
Please contact Captain Jose Marquez

North Fulton County:  Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Perimeter Mall
Please contact Major John Fuller

Clayton and Fayette Counties
Please contact Captain Thomas Taylor


Red Shield Services Shelter
400 Luckie Street Atlanta GA 30313

Days and Times Available
2 hours shifts on
Monday December 24
Tuesday December 25

8:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Requirements/Age Minimums
Children must be 7 years or older

Sign up instructions
Starting on Monday, December 3rd, 2012, please call 404-486-2715.   Please leave ONE message. State your name, phone number, which shift you would prefer, the number of people in your volunteer group and if you have any children with your group.

Calls will be returned in the order which they are received.

Please note, this is an extremely popular event and we can NOT accommodate all the volunteer requests which we receive.   We thank you for you interest in serving and hope that you will consider other opportunities with The Salvation Army this season.