Let’s get you set up as an approved Salvation Army volunteer!

Click here to to create a volunteer profile
  • Step 1 - Let’s get you set up as an approved Salvation Army volunteer! Please follow this link to create a volunteer profile. The Volunteer Coordinator will then contact and guide you through the approval process! Thank you in advance for understanding that some paperwork is necessary for the work you will be doing as a volunteer and for the work of The Salvation Army! This paperwork helps to cover all parties involved and makes for a streamlined method of processing volunteer applicants.
  • Step 2 - Create EDS profile. The Volunteer Coordinator will guide you through this process. Having a specific EDS profile will help you and The Salvation Army to track EDS trainings, certifications and other pertinent information.
  • Step 3 - Time to learn! In your EDS Profile, please take the Intro to EDS course online. This will help you to understand the ins and outs of Emergency Disaster Services!
  • Step 4 - Building your EDS knowledge! The Volunteer Coordinator will help you move forward with next steps and training courses.
  • Step 5 - Volunteer! Get to know The Salvation Army and the work we do better!

EDS Speak Hope

While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's EDS consists of several basic services. While these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, The Salvation Army's disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.

Utilizing five Emergency Canteens based throughout the Division, no community or area is more than an hour away from coverage. Through 23 Corps Community Centers, two Adult Rehabilitation Centers and 51 Service Unit Committees, The Salvation Army's capabilities in this field are significant.

For more information and guidelines about donating after a disaster, click here.

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Emergency Disaster Services Director

Chris Farrand

Chris Farrand
Email: Chris.Farrand@use.salvationarmy.org
For more information, please call: (860) 702-0003


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Help Us Help Others

Whether you contribute financially, donate goods, give your time, or support us through social media, with your help, The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program can continue to reach out to individuals and families to offer a hand-up, not a hand-out. If you would like to become an EDS volunteer, including access to free trainings, click here to fill out this brief form and we will respond to you shortly.

Our EDS Focus Areas

Food Service - Mobile and Congregate
Sheltering - Temporary, Transitional, and Long-Term
Counseling - Grief, Trauma, and Spiritual
Material Assistance
Casework Services/Service Delivery
Gifts-in-Kind Management
Volunteer Management
Incident Assessment
Public Information/Media Relations

Mission Statement

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.