Kettle Campaign

It’s that time again! The Salvation Army will be
campaigning starting November 13, 2018!

The Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest fundraiser.
Donations that come in through the North Shore and Sea to Sky Kettles go directly back into the work that we do in our communities.
→ Each day we rely on several Kettle Hosts to collect donations with a thankful heart at our locations throughout the communities.
In order for this campaign to run successfully – we need people like you!

Contact: Lt. Alfred Esdaille 604-862-4160 or Ron Garvock 604-862-9088

Volunteer Opportunity

The Salvation Army North Vancouver. 105 West 12th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1N2

Position:                             Christmas Kettle Volunteers

November 13, 2018 to December 24, 2018


The purpose of the Christmas Kettle Campaign is to raise money to fund the various programs that The Salvation Army runs year round. To achieve this goal, the Kettle Volunteer provides the secure and courteous oversight of a designated Christmas Kettle.


Our Kettles are generally located outside of stores or inside malls. The 2018 North Shore Kettle Campaign will run from November 13 – December 24, 2018. We operate every Tuesday – Saturday during the campaign, as well as on the last Monday before Christmas. Generally speaking, the Kettles are operated between the hours of 10am-8pm,  though this may vary depending on the location. On the North Shore, there are Kettles from as far east as Dollarton and as far west as Caulfield, with many locations in between.


We ask that each kettle volunteer does the following:

. Greets passers-by with a smile and thanks donors courteously and with enthusiasm

. Presents a positive image (well groomed/appropriately dressed) for TSA while on duty.

. Remains at the Kettle for the full shift (until relieved), ensuring security of donations received.

. Responds to questions/queries from potential donors regarding SA ministries and programs (redirecting to queries to supervisor as necessary).

. Reports any concerns or problems to the kettle supervisor/coordinator.


The performance of the job requires continuously hosting the kettle and ringing bells. In many cases standing is required for extended periods of time.


The performance of the job requires a focused mentality to maintain public engagement and an enthusiastic attitude. We would ask that this includes not being distracted by cell phones, other electronic devices, or by extended conversations with friends that distract from engaging the public.


The volunteer’s work environment is typically in Malls/Stores.

The volunteer will work under the following conditions:

.  For those standing on outdoor kettles, this could mean continual exposure to elements

Volunteers are not required to travel while on the job.


The volunteers must take the following precautionary measure:

Never leave the kettle unattended!


We will be gladly accepting volunteers throughout the duration of the kettle campaign. Please direct inquires to the following phone number or email address:

Lt. Alfred Esdaille 604-862-4160 or Lt. Cathy Esdaille 778-836-7896 or Ronald Garvock 604-862-9088, EMAIL:, or