The Army Volunteer Corps is a new way of thinking about volunteers and volunteering within the Army. It is an umbrella that encompasses all volunteers and organizations using volunteers. No matter where individuals volunteer in the Army community, they have the same goal. People volunteer to contribute to the Army, to Soldiers, and to their family members.

The intent of the Army Volunteer Corps is to recognize this commonality of purpose among all Army volunteers and to instill the same pride in being an Army volunteer as they now have for the organization where they provide their service. The establishment of the Army Volunteer Corps connects volunteers and demonstrates the Army's commitment to its volunteers.

Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the lives of Soldiers and their Families every day. Army Volunteer Corps is designed to help you find local volunteering opportunities with organizations that benefit the Army community.

The Army Volunteer Corps has redefined volunteering within the Army. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support service members (including National Guard and Reservists), Family Members, Retirees and Department of Defense Civilians, and Survivors, and formalize the Army’s commitment to volunteerism.

No matter where people volunteer in the Army community, they usually want to contribute to Soldiers and their Family members. We recognize this common goal and want to help you find the right opportunity for you.

Volunteering helps your community and helps you as well. When you participate with Army Volunteer Corps, you’ll:

    Gain a sense of satisfaction and achievement by meeting challenges
    Learn about the Army, our sister services, and the community
    Acquire new skills and expand old ones
    Obtain work experience
    Build new friendships and become a cohesive part of the community

Contact your local Army Volunteer Coordinator within your Army Community Service Center to register and learn about volunteer opportunities across the Army.

How do I join the Army Volunteer Corps?

  • There is no organization to join. You are a member of the Army Volunteer Corps when you volunteer for any organization that provides service to Soldiers and families. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) is awarded to Soldiers who have volunteered per the installation's required hours. For permanent party Soldiers, 150 hours is required; and military students, i.e. MIOBC, AIT Soldiers, are required to fulfill a 100-hour requirement.
  • Please contact the Army Community Service Center for a listing of volunteer opportunities on/off post and for further information.