Community Cares Ministries - Emergency Disaster Services

Emergency Disaster Services Volunteers are key to The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services Programs. Our trained Army of Volunteers helps us to serve meals from canteens, assist in donation management warehouses, lend an ear to disaster survivors, and perform many more tasks at a moment’s notice.

Volunteers are called on to serve both locally and nationally in times of need to support disaster operations. In addition, the EDS Volunteer Team participates in local drills that support community preparedness.

Typical volunteer deployments for local emergencies and disasters range from a few hours to a couple of days, while volunteers who are deployed outside of the local area asked to serve for up to 14 days (including travel).