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We're different in every community

The Salvation Army offers hundreds of unique, local programs that are designed to meet specific local needs.

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The Salvation Army evaluates every local community and strives to meet the greatest need in each. Our services are available in every U.S. ZIP code.

We work alongside other local organizations to complement, not duplicate, existing services in order to maximize local impact. Whether it's providing shelter for homeless youth, a warm meal for a struggling family, respite for a domestic abuse survivor, or addiction recovery to someone who's lost hope, among many other services, we invest in programs that can uniquely transform the people in your community.

What Is Community Care Ministries?

Community Care Ministries is a ministry of The Salvation Army that involves Christian volunteers who have a desire and the ability to reach out to the needy and vulnerable around them and in this way demonstrate the love of God

Dear Children, let us not love with words or tounge but with actions and truth. - 1 John 3:18

What Does Community Care Ministries Do?

Community Services

Work on beautification projects such as park clean-ups & planting flowers. Help or organize events such as block parties, parades or carnivals. Also, provide needs-oriented services such as visits, cleaning or helping with groceries.

League of Mercy

Visitation to hospitals & nursing homes. Other opportunities include worship services, individual visits, adopt-a-grandparent, seasonal gift distribution & special events.

Prison Ministries

Visitation & worship services. Providing services to families such as transportation, Christmas parties for children or simply writing birthday cards.

Telephone Reassurance

Phone someone who is lonely. Be a part of a Telephone Ministry through conversation, connection, concern & compassion.

Practical Services

Provide transportation or acts of kindness such as helping with meals, groceries, cleaning or childcare. Read to a child or share a hobby with a youngster. Write letters for the incapacitated such as sending cards for birthdays or holidays. Get involved with “pet therapy” at nursing homes or hospitals.

Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service

Many know of the work of The Salvation Army during war time. Many Veterans tell stories of how they were served by The Salvation Army. Most notably the Doughnut Girls from World War I. Today The Salvation Army is nationally a member of the VAVS along with many other organizations. It is our desire to service our hospitalized veterans through the Community Care Program, as well as honor them by participation in special events held by the VAVS. Join in the celebration of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, as well as the celebration of the VAVS Salute to Veterans and participate in regular & seasonal visitation. In order to become a regular volunteer at a VA Medical Center, VAVS and Salvation Army regulations must be followed.

Community Care & Youth

Youth are welcomed as Community Care volunteers. Teaching our youth to care for others in our communities is an important value. There is training available.

Community Care Training

Every volunteer must complete a basic training, which will be done at your local Salvation Army. There is also additional training available for each of the volunteer opportunities.


You can help us meet the greatest need where you live.

When you give to The Salvation Army, your donation stays in your local community, based on the ZIP code you provide. We offer services in every U.S. ZIP code.

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