Army Volunteer Corps

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

Command Support Center
Bldg. 35200, 271 Heritage Park Ln.
Google Map

WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (706)791-3579

Military DSN Tel:
(312)780-3579

 

Welcome! If you are interested in making a difference in the community where you live, work or play, or your job requires documented community service, volunteer opportunities at Fort Gordon may be just what you’re looking for.

Events Needing Volunteers
Event Date Time Location Event Description
Greatest American Super Hero Run 22 June 2019 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Barton Field Volunteers will assist with set-up/tear down; water stations; registration.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1141 Email POC
Fort Gordon Independence Day Celebration 3 July 2019 5-11 p.m. Barton Field POC: Danielle Hayes, +1 (706)791-2921 Email POC
Kids Adventure Camp 15-19 July 2019 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. TASC-Sportsman's Complex POC: Dov Estroff, +1 (706)791-5078 Email POC
Christmas in July 20 July 2019 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nelson Fitness Center Volunteers will set up/tear down tables and chairs for the vendor area.
POC: Danielle Hayes, +1 (706)791-2951 Email POC
Summer Reading Program Ends: End of Summer Carnival and Book/Media Sale 31 July 2019 9:30-11:30 a.m. Woodworth Library POC: Yadira Payne, +1 (706)791-6993 Email POC
Summer Shakespeare in the Park 3-4 August 2019 8-10:30 p.m. Dinner Theatre POC: Dan Posey, +1 (706)793-8552 Email POC
Glow Run 17 August 2019 8:30-11 p.m. Field TBD Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations, set-up/tear down, t-shirt distribution, finisher medals.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1141 Email POC
Boardman Lake Kids' Fishing Derby 24 August 2019 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Boardman Lakes Volunteers assist with registration, baiting hooks and preparing awards.
POC: Dov Estroff, +1 (706)791-5078 Email POC
Storage Items Auction 24 August 2019 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gordon Car Care Volunteers to assist with set-up, loading items, clean-up
POC: Kaci Wilhoit, +1 (706)791-5241 Email POC
Mary Poppins Day 24 August 2019 1-5 p.m. Woodworth Library POC: Yadira Payne, +1 (706)791-6993 Email POC
Marine Mud Challenge Run 14 September 2019 8-11 a.m. Field TBD Volunteers will help with registration and check-in.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1141 Email POC
Kids' Fishing Derby 21 September 2019 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Claypit Lakes Volunteers assist with registration, baiting hooks and preparing awards.
POC: Dov Estroff, +1 (706)791-5078 Email POC
Fort Gordon Fall Fest 27-28 September 2019 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Barton Field POC: Danielle Hayes, +1 (706)791-2951 Email POC
National Public Lands Day 28 September 2019 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Thurmond Lake Debris clean-up, brush clearing, trail and park maintenance. Volunteers to receive t-shirt (while supply lasts), lunch and free one day admission pass.
POC: Ranger Allen Atkins, +1 (864)333-1129
Turkey Trot 2 November 2019 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Barton Field Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Christmas Festival 5 December 2019 4-8 p.m. Barton Field POC: Danielle Hayes, +1 (706)791-2951 Email POC
On-Going Opportunities
Agency/Program Date Time Location Description
FGSCC Thrift Shop Tues & Thurs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bldg 39101 Brems Barracks Clerks, sales floor, merchandise handlers.
POC: Gabriella Correa, +1 (619)947-1018 Email POC
American Red Cross varies varies Charlie Norwood
VA Medical Center
Augusta, GA
Red Coat Ambassador Program
POC: Katie Davis, +1 (706)787-6311
Army Community Service Monday-Friday
Opportunities
Varies Command Support Center, Darling Hall, Family Outreach Center Admin support and program aids
POC: Lynn Harshman Email POC
Fort Gordon Community Garden Re-opens 1 Mar 19 Varies Kilbourne Avenue near Freedom Park School Weed pathways, open sections, and the bee and butterfly areas.
POC: Kathleen Duncan Email POC
Jessye Norman School of the Arts Monday-Friday 3-4:15 p.m.
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Jessye Norman School of the Arts-Augusta, GA Volunteers are needed to help with homework and tutors are needed in subject areas. Must be able to commit for at least a semester.
POC: Irene Shastri, +1 (803)761-1401 Email POC
Boy Scouts of America Varies Varies Cub Scout Packs 105 and 108 Adults (must be 21 or older) to work with scouts.
POC: SSG Nunzio Incorvaia, +1 (908)461-2873 Email POC
Trinity Hospice Varies Varies Trinity Hospital
Augusta, GA
Volunteers will support terminally ill patients. Must be 18 or older. Training will be provided.
POC: Bonny Garrison, +1 (706)729-6704 Email POC
Friends of the Animal Shelter Varies Varies 333 Wire Road
Aiken, SC
Volunteer positions: Dog walkers
Information at www.FOTASAiken.org
POC: +1 (803)514-4313 Email POC

To register your volunteer hours visit www.myarmyonesource.com. Create an account, register, click on Volunteer Tools and Volunteer Opportunities and apply for Volunteer Positions!

Army Volunteer Corps

 

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

The AVC has redefined volunteering within the Army. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, including the Active Force, National Guard and Army Reserve, 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 AVC, you’ll:

  • Gain a sense of satisfaction/achievement by meeting challenges
  • Learn about the Army, our sister services, and the community
  • Acquire new skills and/or 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.

More information is also available from Army OneSource.

The Army Volunteer Corps focuses on supporting Soldiers, Family members, surviving spouses, and civilian personnel through community involvement. Volunteer opportunities are available both on and off post. Individuals are matched to volunteer positions according to skill, experience and time available. Childcare is offered in some activities. Participants learn new skills, make friends, and become a part of the community. Volunteering can also be a wonderful way to gain job experience.

Go to My Army One Source to register and apply for available positions or contact us to learn more about available volunteer opportunities

Getting Started

To review current vacancies, search the Fort Gordon volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS).

Every volunteer (to include youth volunteers) on Fort Gordon must be registered in VMIS. This system was developed to give the Army a real-time snapshot of volunteer activities at any given time, at any given installation. VMIS provides all of the tools needed to track volunteer hours, manage and track volunteers, post open positions, print reports and much more. All volunteer hours will be tracked through VMIS.

Regularly scheduled introductory workshops on how to use VMIS are conducted each month. Check the ACS calendar or our ACS Facebook page for dates and times.


How to enter Volunteer hours in to VMIS:

Organizations Seeking Volunteers

Some of the organizations typically seeking volunteers are:


American Red Cross (ARC): The American Red Cross strives to improve the quality of human life through services offered at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC), Tingay and Snyder Dental Clinics, and the Veterinary Clinic.


Army Community Services (ACS): ACS serves as the primary resource for the development, coordination, maintenance and management of the installation's Service Member and Family support programs. Volunteers are active in core ACS programs such as:

  • Army Family Team Building (AFTB)
  • Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
  • Army Volunteer Corps (AVC)
  • Deployment Program
  • Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
  • Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
  • Financial Readiness
  • Information and Referral
  • Outreach
  • Relocation
  • Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)
  • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS): BOSS members look for ways to improve the quality of life for single Service Members, single parent Service Members and geographic bachelors/bachelorettes.


Chaplain: The volunteer opportunities to support all religious programs, events and activities on the installation include:

  • Collective Worship Service
  • Family Life Ministry
  • Marriage/Family Retreat Support
  • Pastoral Care/Counseling
  • Religious Education
  • Rites, Sacraments, and Ordinances

Child & Youth Services (CYS): CYS provides quality child development and enrichment opportunities for all military children. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Child Development Centers
  • Marriage/Family Retreat Support
  • Parent and Outreach Service
  • School-Age Center (SAC)
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Youth Services

Other programs, units and organizations on Fort Gordon enhanced by volunteer involvement include:

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