In general what are the responsibilities of the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC)?
Most installations have an Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) who serves as the single point of contact for volunteerism on the installation. The Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) can assist you in learning about volunteer opportunities on your installation and sometimes has information about volunteering in the civilian community. The location of the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) Office depends on the installation; however, the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) is usually under the Deputy for Personnel and Community Activities (DPCA) or the Deputy for Community Activities (DCA) and is frequently a member of the Army Community Service (ACS) staff. The responsibilities of the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) also vary dependent on the installation. An Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) may serve as the commander's consultant on volunteer issues; provide training to other volunteer managers; develop a job bank; recruit, interview, and refer volunteers to organizations; maintain a record of hours collected from other volunteer managers; assist volunteer managers in developing job descriptions; serve as advocate for volunteer issues; chair the Volunteer Advisory Council; provide recognition or advise others in this area; and manage activities for National Volunteer Week.
The Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) can help you understand volunteerism on your installation. Most installation volunteer positions are in a wide variety of offices and programs that provide services to soldiers and family members such as sports programs, religious programs, and family assistance programs. The installation also has volunteer positions with numerous private organizations such as Wives Clubs, Red Cross or scouts. Many units perform service in the civilian and military communities such as the Adopt-A-School tutoring and mentoring program. In addition some Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC)s may be able to direct you to volunteer centers and organizations in the local civilian communities.
How can the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) assist you in finding a volunteer position? Visit your Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) to learn how you can make a significant contribution to your community. The Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) will match your skills and interests with volunteer opportunities across the installation. Do you want to learn new skills and gain job experience? Do you want to meet new friends and have fun? Do you want to make a commitment to a cause or just do something to help others? Do you want a position that is short term or ongoing? Are you seeking ways to contribute to your community while spending time with your family? The Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) will assist you in finding the volunteer position that matches your requirements.
What kinds of volunteer programs are on your installation? Every installation has its own unique volunteer program; therefore, you must contact your Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) to determine what opportunities exist on your installation. Every installation has a vast array of interesting volunteer positions.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, you may want to volunteer at school, in the youth program, on the sports field, at scouts or at the church.
Do you want to assist young soldiers? Your impact may be felt best in recreation and fitness, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, and arts and crafts.
If you prefer to assist your unit and its family members are important, then an opportunity may await you in your Family Readiness Group.
If you want to help others learn about the Army, consider being an Army Family Team Building instructor.
If your calling is helping the sick, the Red Cross or the hospital may have the most rewarding volunteer positions.
If you want to help soldiers and family members with life skills such as relocation, information and referral, family advocacy and financial planning, Army Community Service has a myriad of opportunities.
Do you only have a few hours to volunteer? Do you have a special skill or talent to share? Do you want to have fun and bring fun to others? There may be an opportunity at a festival or fair on your installation.
During holidays and cultural heritage observances, you can assist with baskets for the needy, participate in historical dramas, or organize celebrations.
There are many places to volunteer on the installation, you only have to express an interest.
Contact your Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) to learn about the wealth of positions on your installation and begin volunteering today. To find an Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) in your area click HERE to go to the Directory.