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About Us

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    Who We Are

    We are no ordinary army. Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. Our mission is to care for people, transform lives and reform society.

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    Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

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    Our Beliefs

    Our doctrines closely follow the orthodox beliefs of the Protestant Church.

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    Management Structure

    Throughout The Salvation Army each country (or cluster of countries) is structured as a 'territory' or a 'command', with one person appointed territorial/command leader by the General.

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    Career Opportunities

    Check out our latest job vacancies and see if there's a possible place for you.

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    Volunteer with Us

    Offering your time is as valuable to us as money or goods. Without our volunteers we would be unable to help as many people as we do.

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    Information about how to make complaints about sexual misconduct, criminal sexual behaviour or other serious wrongdoing.

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    The Salvation Army and the Treaty of Waitangi

    The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 predates the beginning of The Salvation Army and its arrival in New Zealand in 1883.

  • Keeping Children Safe Policy

    Keeping Children Safe is now the overarching policy for The Salvation Army New Zealand on child protection.

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    Privacy Policy

    The Salvation Army is committed to promoting and protecting individual in accordance with the Privacy Act.

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    Positional Statements

    The Salvation Army prepares Positional Statements that briefly state the view of the organisation on moral or social issues.

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    Soldier's Covenant

    The Soldier's Covenant text reflects the Army's determination to remain faithful to its standards and principles.

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    Some frequently asked questions about The Salvation Army and the work we do.