Army Volunteer Corps

is here to help to connect you to volunteer opportunities on and off post.

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On Post Volunteering

Click here for full On Post Volunteer Organization List

American Red Cross

Army Community Service

Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 Schools

Mountain Post Spouses' Club & Thrift Shop

Mountain Post Santa's Workshop

Mount Carmel Veteran Services

Tumbleweeds at the Mountain Post

USO at Fort Carson

Warrior's Warehouse

Fort Carson Units

Teen Center

For Activities & Events click here

2019 Make a Difference Day (MADD)

Make a Difference Day is recognized as a national day to volunteer within your local community. Join us as we spend Saturday, October 26, 2019, making Fort Carson a more beautiful space.

For more details and to register click here.

  • Active Duty Service Members receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the day if they remain for the duration of the event.
  • Family Members receive a Certificate of Appreciation at the end of the event.
Off Post Volunteering

Click here for Off Post Volunteer Organization List

Short Term Volunteering: "Stay for a Day"

2019 Community Volunteer Needs:

October 22--The Comfort Crew is looking for 8 volunteers to help staff an information table at the MilSpouseFest held at the Antlers Hilton downtown Colorado Springs. Day and  evening shifts available, contact Joey Bautista for more details--see contact info below.

Track service hours through the Army's VMIS system by applying under the position of Community Recreation: DFMWR Community Events.

For questions, contact: Joey Bautista +1(719)526-1082 or josesimo.r.bautista.civ@mail.mil

Youth Volunteering

On Post - Questions? Call +1 (719)526-1082

Army Community Service Summer Youth Volunteer Program

American Red Cross 

DFMWR--CYS Youth Sports & Fitness

Grant Library

Mountain Post Spouses' Club

Religious Support

Tumbleweeds at the Mountain Post  

For CYS-Teen Center Events & Activities click here

Check out:

SMART Girls

Keystone Club (High Schoolers only)

Passport to Manhood

Off Post

Check out our list:  Off-Post Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Army Community Service Summer 2020 Youth Workshops

Ages 14-17. Check back April 2020 for details.

2019 ACS Summer Youth Volunteer Photos: Fort Carson ACS Volunteer Program

Fort Carson Volunteer Award Recognition Program

Quarter

Submission Packet Due
Click below for Packet:

Recognition
Date
Jul-Sep 2019 23 Sep 2019 24 Oct 2019
Oct-Dec 2019 3 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2019
Jan-Mar 2020 12 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2020
Apr-Jun 2020 25 June 2020 23 Jul 2020
Jul-Sep 2020 24 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020

Volunteer of the Quarter (VOQ) 

The Fort Carson VOQ award recognizes any outstanding volunteer instrumental in the support of a Unit, Directorate or Private Organization throughout a specified quarter. The VOQ award is based on a Calendar Year. 

Units may recognize up to: 5 per brigade; 2 per separate Battalion; 2 per Private Organization/Directorate.

Annual Recognition Ceremony

Nomination packets for Youth Volunteer, Adult Volunteer and Steadfast and Loyal Hall of Fame Inductee Due: 7 Feb 2020

Submission packets for Commanding General's Certificate of Appreciation and Exemplary Service Award Due: 2 March 2020

Units may recognize up to: 2 per Battalion; 2 per separate Battalion; 2 per Private Organization/Directorate.

Click below for specific award packet submission details: 

Immediate Recognition

 

VMIS: Volunteers & OPOCs Registering, Verifying and Logging Hours

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) is how you track and verify volunteer hours. For VMIS click here: Myarmyonesource.com

In Person Training for Volunteers and OPOCs: Last Wednesday of every month except December, 1330-1500 hours, ACS Main Center, 6303 Wetzel Ave. Building 1526.            Click here to register.

Or, we will come to you! Click here for Portable Classes.

VMIS

A Quick VMIS How To Resource--How To Get Started, How to Select a Position & How To Enter Volunteer Hours

Volunteer FAQs

Q: Where do I go to learn about the volunteering process and volunteer opportunities?

A: Come to Army Community Service (ACS), 6303 Wetzel Ave., bldg. 1526, Fort Carson, and ask for the Army Volunteer Corps (AVC).

Q: Do I set my own volunteer schedule?

A: Yes, you are able to set your weekly volunteer schedule with the immediate supervisor or Program Manager.

Q: Can I volunteer with more than one organization?

A: Yes, you are able to volunteer with more than one unit/directorate/organization.

Q: Can civilians volunteer on Fort Carson?

A: Yes, civilians are welcome to volunteer on post. All fully engaged civilian volunteers may be issued a gate access pass through the Army Volunteer Corps office.

Q: Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to volunteer?

A: No, as long as you have a DOD ID card you are able to volunteer on post.

Q: How old do I need to be to volunteer?

A: Most Army volunteers are Statutory volunteers, therefore the minimum age is 14 years of age. However, private organizations on post follow their own charters and regulations, the age may vary from organization to organization.

Q: Is Childcare offered while I volunteer?

A: Childcare is only offered if you volunteer with ACS at the Main Center, bldg. 1526. Your child(ren) must be registered with CYS, be 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Childcare facility is open Tuesdays-Thursdays from 8:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Q: Can I use my volunteer service on my resume?

A: Yes, you can. In fact, you are encouraged to use your volunteer service as work/job experience. Employers will recognize your time and service.

 

Types of Volunteers

Installation volunteers fall into three categories:  statutory, private organization, and gratuitous service. 

  • Statutory Volunteers are those volunteers authorized by federal statute (10 USC 1588) to provide services in certain Department of Defense activities such as MWR, family programs, museums, chaplain, child care, etc.  Statutory volunteers, when acting within the scope of their position description, are provided certain benefits by law such as worker’s compensation.
  • Private Organization volunteers are part of non-federal entities authorized to operate on the installation.  These organizations contribute to the overall installation mission, but their volunteers are not considered statutory.  All liability for incidents/accidents or injury to the volunteer are the responsibility of the private organization.
  • Gratuitous Service volunteers provide services to organizations not covered under the federal statute, and do so with no expectation of compensation or benefit coverage.
Hours of Operation & Contact

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

6303 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 1526
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-4590

Military DSN Tel:
(312)619-4590

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