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The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church known for its extensive philanthropy and charity work. The Salvation Army began in Australia in 1880 and has grown in leaps and bounds. Today services offered by the Salvation Army are wide-ranging and diverse, and there is a strong focus on serving the needs of disadvantaged people in the community. These services include Aged Care, Chaplaincies, Children's Services, Community Care Ministries, Community Services, Court & Prison Services, Crisis & Supported Accommodation, Disabled Persons, Employment Services, English Speaking Classes, Family Tracing, Financial Counselling, Outback Flying Service, Professional Counselling, Recovery Services, Red Shield Defence Services, Suicide Support, Telephone Counselling and Youth Support. The head office of The Salvation Army Australian Eastern Territory is based in Sydney and oversees New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
What aspect of your internship have you enjoyed the most?
I have enjoyed the people the most - both staff/volunteer members and community members. I have learned a lot about Australian culture and more about the selfless people that serve the community.