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 Description
Trees 4 Troops 5 December 2019 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Barton Field Volunteers will assist unloading trees.
POC: Teri Ryan, +1 (706)791-3579 Email POC
Trees 4 Troops 5 December 2019 3 to 5 p.m. Barton Field Volunteers will assist in giving away trees.
POC: Teri Ryan, +1 (706)791-3579 Email POC
Christmas Festival 5 December 2019 4 to 8 p.m. Barton Field POC: Danielle Hayes, +1 (706)791-2951 Email POC
Community Garden Winter Prep Continues 14 or 15 December 2019 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fort Gordon Community Garden POC: Kathleen Duncan, +1 (706)791-7983 Email POC
Dr. Seuss on the Loose 5k-10k/1 Mile Stroller Walk 2 February 2020 7 to 11 a.m. Chamberlain Ave. Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run Trail Run/Geocaching Walk 14 March 2020 7:30 to 11 a.m.   Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Dare to TRI Triathlon 28 March 2020 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Barnes Ave & 25th Street Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Hip Hop Easter Egg Drop 4 April 2020   Salvation Army, Kroc Center Volunteers will assist with registration table, crafts, face painting, bounce houses, games, break down.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Taste of the Master Chefs 10 April 2020   Salvation Army, Kroc Center Volunteers will assist with registration table and other aspects of the event.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Military Child Splash ‘n Dash 18 April 2020 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Indoor Pool/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
Army 10 Mile Qualifier/ Run to Honor 2 May 2020 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Greatest American Super-Hero 5K Family Event TBD June 2020 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lakeside Pavilion Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Glow Run 5K/pre-party 15 August 2020 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Barton Field @ 25th Street Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
Tutus for Cancer Awareness 5 K Run/1 mile walk-Family Event 12 September 2020 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Signal Tower Volunteers will help with registration/check-in, water stations and set-up/tear down.
POC: Neil Smith, +1 (706)791-1142 Email POC
On-Going Opportunities
Agency/Program Date Time Location Description
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
Augusta Animal Services Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
(Close at 5 p.m. Tues.)
4164 Mack Lane, Augusta Walking animals/playing with animals
POC: Mary Jones, +1(706)790-6836 Application
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
Family Store clerks/warehouse Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Augusta & North Augusta Salvation Army locations Sort donations, hang clothing on hangers, move items for sale from stockroom.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
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
Fort Gordon Community Garden Re-opens in March Varies Kilbourne Avenue near Freedom Park School Weed pathways, open sections, and the bee and butterfly areas.
POC: Kathleen Duncan 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
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
Salvation Army Center of Hope November-January   Salvation Army Center of Hope,
1384 Greene Street, Augusta
Stock donated canned goods. Opportunity for small or large groups.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Salvation Army Center of Hope Year ‘round, every Saturday morning   Salvation Army Center of Hope,
1384 Greene Street, Augusta
Soup Kitchen deep cleaning in the dining area. Opportunity for small or large groups.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Soup Kitchen Assistants 365 days each year   Salvation Army Center of Hope,
1384 Greene Street, Augusta
Volunteers will assist with food prep and/or serving.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Soup Kitchen Servers 365 days each year   Salvation Army Center of Hope,
1384 Greene Street, Augusta
Volunteers will place food on trays, wipe down tables, move chairs, sweep floors.
POC: Ali Scavullo, +1 (706)434-3185 Email POC
Southern Souls Animal Rescue     3902 Adams Chapel Rd, Harlem POC: Nancy or Kathy, +1 (706)556-9009 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
YMCA Camp Lakeside 1st Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 1238 Dogwood Dr, Lincolnton Light construction, trail maintenance. Lunch is provided.
POC: Jacob Kaiser, +1 (706)359-2152 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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