The mission of Community Service is to undertake community service projects and activities, provide community-based humanitarian initiatives and services, and engage in community outreach in furtherance of the common good; with the purpose of spreading the Christian Faith through positive actions and selfless service while benefiting the whole community. Finally, to foster relationships through partnership and cooperation towards the mutual goal of making the world a better place. Community Service is one of the most active commands of the Central Aid Agency because of its importance to our overall mission, and has been involved with a wide range of service projects and fundraisers over the years. Community Service volunteers are sometimes called "green shirts" because of the distinctive forest green uniform shirts they wear when participating in community service related activities.
Active units of Community Service
Community Service Squad 1
Community Service Squad 1 is a community service unit that conducts service projects, work parties, and community outreach based out of Sector 2. The unit is comprised of Active Duty and Cadet elements. Community Service Squad 1 has participated in numerous projects and events, including helping to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, the Spring and Fall Great Oregon Beach Cleanups with SOLVE, recycling old electronics with NextStep Recycling, and various projects for the Eugene Mission to name a few.
Uniforms of Community Service
Community Service primarily wears uniforms in Forest Green, White, and Black (Color Type 4). Uniforms commonly worn by Community Service include: Community Service Dress Uniform Class A
Community Service Dress Uniform Class B
Basic Service Uniform with White Polo or T-shirt and Tan Pants Class C
Field Basic Service Uniform with Forest Green Polo or T-shirt and Coyote Brown Pants Class C
Basic Service Uniform (White) Class D
Field Basic Service Uniform (Forest Green) Class D (Primary Uniform)
Physical Training Uniforms Class E Because Community Service units do not usually have to wear respirators or other safety equipment on a regular basis, they typically require Type 4 or greater hygiene and appearance requirements. However personnel that are required to wear safety equipment, and all personnel when wearing dress uniforms, typically have greater hygiene and appearance requirements. Type 3 or greater hygiene and appearance requirements is required for personnel that are paid.