Date: Nov 22 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Provides information on registration of new volunteers, duties of the OPOC (Organizational Point of Contact), and how to use the VMIS (Volunteer Management Information System) to enter hours, trainings and earned awards. All volunteers are required to register on the Army's volunteer system (VMIS), which tracks volunteers and their service hours.
Volunteer, VMIS and OPOC Training offered last Wednesday of every month.
The system is used throughout all installations, so once a volunteer creates an account/profile, and learns the capabilities of the system they are able to continue their volunteer work seamlessly from post to post without having to re-register after each move. This is a huge advantage for all Active Duty Service Members who are pursuing a citation or award--their hours continue even though there may be a PCS in the middle of their volunteer service.
Fort Carson also provides off-post volunteer opportunities throughout the Colorado Springs and Manitou area. As long as these off-post volunteer opportunities are with a non-profit (501c 3 and 6), and the volunteer registers with the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (located at ACS, bldg. 1526), the volunteer is able to track their hours through the Army's VMIS system.
The benefits to using the VMIS system for Family Members are: the ability to track volunteer service for resumes, track service hours for academic programs (National Honor Society, etc.), college applications, reference to positions held and dates, help maintain a fluid resume; essentially the system stores all information entered for future reference.
Again, for the purpose of accountability and liability, it is essential all volunteers serving on post be registered on the VMIS system.
- Tel: +1(719)526-4590