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Volunteering

Throughout history, volunteers have played an integral role in the life of Soldiers and their Families. In the early years of our country volunteers mended uniforms, cared for the sick and wounded, and comforted Families of fallen Soldiers. Today our volunteers are found throughout the military community. Soldiers, civilians, retirees, spouses and youth are providing service in schools, in hospitals, on sports fields, and in many other organizations and offices. Through their dedicated service, volunteers transform military installations into communities. How can you join the Army’s great volunteer corps and begin impacting your community?

Volunteering Information



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.



Volunteering Opportunities
Become a Volunteer Positions Nationwide Opportunity Locator Days of Service
Interested in dedicating time to helping others? Here you can look for opportunities, track your hours, and learn more about how you can help your community by becoming a volunteer. Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in your civilian community? There are links to many web pages that will assist you in finding volunteer positions or connect you with local volunteer centers by providing your zip code and interests. Getting involved has never been easier. With the new online Opportunity Locator, you can find Army volunteer positions by area, military community, organization and even keywords. What are you waiting for? Get started today! Do you want information about national days of service such as Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week? This section will provide links to information about many days of service.
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Become a Volunteer Learn More About Positions Nationwide Go to the Opportunity Locator Learn More About Days of Service


Organizations
Volunteer OrganizationsVisit the web page of many national volunteer organizations (Habitat for Humanity, Make A Wish Foundation, Big Brothers, etc.) and Army affiliated organizations (Army Family Team Building (AFTB) and Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)) to learn about their programs and find many links to these programs in your community.


Associations

Learn the importance of the Points of Light Foundation. Through a link to their website, you will learn about a myriad of programs, awards, conferences, training, and have access to libraries and resource pages.



Awards and Recognition

The section provides an extensive list of volunteers awards from the military and civilian communities; links to award criteria, nominating procedures and deadlines; and articles on Army volunteers recipients.

 

**Recently Added** - Emma Marie Baird 2013 Recipient: Rhonda Darnell, Fort Leonard Wood, MO



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  • As part of our ongoing support to the volunteer program, we will conduct Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) webinars for all users of the system. There will be training for the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC), Organization Points of Contact (OPOC), and volunteers.


Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)

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.