Service Unit Program
Extending Salvation Army service through a network of dedicated volunteers
The Salvation Army provides services to every zip code in Massachusetts and works diligently to fulfill its promise to do the most good for the most people in the most need. The basic unit of The Salvation Army is the corps community center. In areas that do not have a corps community center, The Salvation Army Service Extension program ensures that needs are met in every community.
There are more than 120 active Salvation Army Service Units across Massachusetts. These units work with volunteer committees of local citizens to identify and meet community needs, and to network with statewide Salvation Army programs. Volunteers receive specialized training to prepare them to work collaboratively with local agencies to utilize funding entrusted to them to assist others in need in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Services range from providing for basic needs like food, clothing, rent and utility assistance to sending children to summer camp. Through partnerships, service units can refer those in need to local community programs that offer shelter, medical and dental assistance, or counseling. Clients also receive seasonal assistance from special back-to-school and Christmas partner programs. Salvation Army Service Units provide individual and emergency services in accordance with local needs and resources available.
The contribution made by the committed volunteers of our Service Units is important to the communities they serve and indeed makes an impact on those in need.
We need volunteers! If you would like to get involved in your local service unit committee, simply fill out our volunteer inqiry form and check the box that says "Service Unit Committee." A field representative will contact you.