Like The Salvation Army's programs, advisory organizations take various forms, each making a unique contribution. All share the common goal of bringing together service-minded citizens who lend their energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to support and promote The Salvation Army's services.
Influential community members organized to assist all The Salvation Army's programs within specific geographic boundaries, usually a city or multi-town region, known as a service area. It is the parent body of other advisory organizations within that geographic area.
Concerned individuals who give advice to a specific program or operation of The Salvation Army, such as an Adult Rehabilitation Center or Corps Community Center.
Prominent women who develop public understanding of The Salvation Army's programs in a specific region, provide hands-on assistance for projects and raise funds through diverse events from fashion shows and luncheons to bake sales and flea markets.
Compassionate community members who provide practical services for families and individuals affected by such circumstances as unemployment or reduced work hours, sudden illness, or natural disasters. Each unit usually operates in a specific geographic region, often a rural area where there is no Corps Community center. However, some service units also operate in densely populated suburban areas to provide additional services.
Major Carl E. Avery
Advisory organization members are concerned men and women who voluntarily use their professional skills and knowledge of the community to make a practical difference for their neighbors, strengthening The Salvation Army’s ability to serve.
With commitment to excellence, they dedicate themselves to increasing public awareness of The Salvation Army’s purpose and work; recruiting other volunteers, and giving hands-on assistance for specific activities such as holiday dinners, nursing home visitations, and disaster relief. They provide advice and guidance in areas such as budgeting, overseeing large-scale capital campaigns, creating outreach services, public relations and fundraising, management and personnel development, and building improvement and maintenance. They also interpret local culture, trends, and needs to assist the Army in developing new ministries or modifying existing programs.
Their commitment to serving others unites them with like-minded professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. This makes advisory organization members vital partners in The Salvation Army's work that we do. We rely on these individuals to be the ears for their communities and we are always looking for new members.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!