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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer WeekNational Volunteer Week will be celebrated April 12-18. Volunteers throughout the Army will be honored during various local recognition events to demonstrate the Army's appreciation for their selfless efforts to support volunteer service. The 2015 theme for National Volunteer week is "Hands That Serve, Hearts That Care." Army Volunteers help to ensure our Soldiers and Families stay resilient. Become a volunteer today!

During this week, take the time to recognize the selfless contributions of the multitudes of volunteers who make our nation greater through their actions. They devote their time to take the action necessary to correct the problems they see in our neighborhoods and communities.

Check with your local Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator to find out where you can get involved in National Volunteer Week in your area. Other options include searching for volunteering opportunities using the Army OneSource Opportunity Locator or downloading this list of Hands On Network affiliates.

Volunteer Showcase

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is a time to celebrate people’s extraordinary accomplishments through service. It is also a time when the Army recognizes thousands of volunteers for their untiring volunteer support to Army communities. This year’s theme “Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities,” highlights the outstanding contributions that Army volunteers make to help ensure our Soldiers and Families stay resilient.

A Volunteer Showcase page has been created to provide a glimpse at some wonderful volunteers and the organizations they support from Installations across the country.

National Volunteer Week Resource Guide

2015 National Volunteer Week Resource Guide This 2015 National Volunteer Week Resource Guide contains all the necessary components to encourage, inspire, acknowledge and recognize volunteer participation during National Volunteer Week 2015. 

The guide was developed by Points of Light Institute and the HandsOn Network.



Volunteering Resources

Learn about volunteer opportunities in your community through Army Once Source's Volunteering home page. 


Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) provides tools to manage volunteerism in your military community including online recruitment, volunteer records storage, and easy communication with volunteers and volunteer managers.

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Show your appreciation to a Volunteer today! Click on the links below to get ideas of how you can show your appreciation. 


Quotes about Volunteering 2015

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love...

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have been the recipient of love and service, therefore I can love and serve. There is great satisfaction in service to others, in seeing people and their conditions change.

- Clarence E. Hodges

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.

- Winston Churchill

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

- Mother Teresa

Recent News

March 12, 2015

Students who attend the Army Logistics University here can be subject to such a voluminous academic workload they have little time for much else.

January 27, 2015

Nominations are open for the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Benning Club.