International Service Opportunities

The Salvation Army is active in more than 130 countries worldwide. With such a wide scope of ministry, there are many service opportunities for both officers and lay personnel interested in serving overseas. Below is a list of available positions in other Salvation Army territories, prepared by the IHQ Personnel Department.

For more information, speak to your corps officer.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES LIST

January 2024

Inquiries regarding the following openings should be directed to your divisional commander / department head or Major Pauline Gruer-Caulfield, International Personnel Liaison Officer. pauline.gruer-caulfied@salvationarmy.ca

International Service Opportunities PDF

 
CORPS OFFICERS/WORKERS

Position: Corps Officer

Location: Brazil

Special Requirements: Preferably Portuguese speaking, but Spanish speaking with a willingness to learn the language and culture would be acceptable.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Various corps in Norway, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands

Special Requirements: Knowledge of Norwegian, Icelandic (for Iceland) or other Scandinavian language. The Norwegian government requires that applicants from outside the EU/EEA have a relevant degree at master's level.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Germany

Special Requirements: Confident leaders willing to learn German, for planting new ministries or in established ministries. We are interested in exploring an exchange of corps officers for 1-2 terms. Some knowledge of German is required.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Various corps in Latin America North (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic)

Special Requirements: For a single or married officer couple; fluency in Spanish.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Italy (several options available)

Special Requirements: Experienced Corps officers. Italian speaking and willing to adapt to the culture in Italy.

Urgency: Urgent


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Finland

Special Requirements: Officers or soldiers to lead a small Swedish speaking Corps, or several Finnish speaking corps. Finnish or Swedish language skills essential. Suitable also for family with children.

Urgency: Urgent


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (several options available)

Special Requirements: Must be Spanish speaking, experienced in Corps Leadership. Suitable for married or single officers. Could be part of an exchange of officers between territories.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: Austria (Vienna)

Special Requirements: Some knowledge of German, for single or married officers, willingness to develop a small corps.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Assistant Corps Officers

Location: Taiwan Region

Special Requirements: Officers, experience in working with children and youth, keen for discipleship training. Fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese-speaking is an advantage. Suitable for a family with children. The corps is a small and old corps. However, the neighbourhood is not an aging one. New officers may see different opportunities in the city. The current corps officers will be retiring in 2026, the appointment is preferably to be filled in early 2025 so there is enough time for settling in and handover.

Urgency: Normal


Position: Corps Officers

Location: US Eastern Virgin Islands

Special Requirements: An officer or lay couple is preferred who are united and work as a team. Not suitable for children. English speaking (Spanish speaking is a plus but not required). Pastoral gifts with a missionary heart. Able and willing to relate to people with different ethnicities and backgrounds. Able to build relationships with volunteers, donors, and community partners. Physically and emotionally healthy to withstand living abroad and deal with its conditions and challenges. Willing to work in an isolated environment. Willing to do kettles. This ministry service involves a large-scale building project, a thrift store, corps officer work, and community engagement including the fortification of the Advisory Board.

Urgency: Urgent



FINANCIAL & BUSINESS

Position: Internal Auditor

Location: Angola

Special Requirements: Command Internal Auditor; Single or married officer who understands TSA finance system and has practical skills in accountancy. Portuguese or Spanish language - may be learned during service.

Urgency: Urgent



NURSING/MEDICAL

Position: Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Location: Ghana

Special Requirements: Begoro Rehabilitation Centre. The person should have experience working with children, especially children with cerebral palsy, and be able to work alongside the local therapists and train them in current techniques used abroad for the benefit of children.

Urgency: Normal



TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Position: N/A 



PROGRAMME

Position: N/A



COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Position: N/A



* Explanation of Urgency:

  • Urgent’: to be filled immediately.
  • Normal’: to be filled in 12-24 months.
  • Future’: to be filled after 24 months.