- 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 Family Web Portal
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 Army Family Web Portal to register and apply for available positions or contact us to learn more about available volunteer opportunities
- Getting Started
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.
- 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
- 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:
- Forms & Publications
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.