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Mobilizing The Next Generation

   Volunteering. Networking. Fundraising

Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering.

If you are interested in joining Echelon or would like more information,
please email stacy.dertien@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Who We Are 

Echelon is a community of diverse young adults collectively rising-up to serve The Salvation Army through networking, fundraising and service. Echelon was founded in 2010 in Dallas, Texas and has since been branded as the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army. Echelon's local chapter in San Diego, California was established in 2019.

What We Do

Homeless Intervention Services
The Salvation Army serves those who are experiencing homelessness and in need of assistance. Echelon members assist in various ways, such as drives to help gather much needed materials and distributions. Learning the needs of their local corps, Echelon San Diego recently held a drive for can openers and sturdy, reusable grocery bags.




Youth and Family Services
San Diego Echelon is loves to help youth and families by supporting The Salvation Army's programs. Whether it's organizing back-to-school drives or distributing food, they are always ready to help. Throughout the holiday season they stay involved by serving holiday meals, ringing the bell during our Red Kettle Campaign, toy drives, and stuffing stockings for local families. 




Senior Programs
The Salvation Army takes an active role in addressing the needs of aging adults through various programs, including our Silvercrest Senior Residences. Echelon San Diego supports these efforts by providing much needed interactions, such as senior art classes, carnivals, and special events. Echelon finds creative ways to make our senior neighbors feel appreciated and connected, such as bringing Valentine's Day flowers and writing care cards for holidays. 



Join Echelon San Diego

Become A Member
We are always looking for future leaders to join as new members of Echelon San Diego and become ambassadors of The Salvation Army. Echelon provides you with the opportunity to build powerful and lasting relationships by connecting to other community members, executives, and influential leaders,
all while positively impacting your local community.

Membership is open year-round and is renewed annually.
Dues will be $25 per member.

Membership Benefits
Join Echelon San Diego and take part in bettering your community. As a member of Echelon San Diego, you will gain access to:

· Leadership and career development opportunities

· Service opportunities to engage with and improve our community

· Build relationships with like-minded professionals

· Exclusive invitations to The Salvation Army networking events

· Premiere access to The Salvation Army events

 Click Here to Pay Membership Dues

Echelon Voices




“I see there is a lot to be done all around and the only way to get it all is to start one step at a time as a group who strives to do God’s will”

- Anna Marino, member since January 2019





“Connecting with fellow Echelon members and brainstorming how we can create a positive impact in our community, makes me so grateful to be part of a group of young professionals who have the same values as I do.”

- Eyo Toe, member since January 2020