Army Volunteer Corps

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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 & 2020 Make a Difference Day (MADD)

2019 Make a Difference Day

If you registered onsite--Certificates of Achievement or Appreciation are ready for pick up at the ACS Volunteer Office.

  • 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.

2020 Make a Difference Day

The event is slated for Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Iron Horse Park. Stay tuned for details.

Off Post Volunteering

Click here for Off Post Volunteer Organization List

Short Term Volunteering: "Stay for a Day"

2020 Community Volunteer Needs:

Click on the links below to learn more about each volunteer opportunity.

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


Warriors with Wolves Project--Mattersville                                                          Immediate and Continuous Need   

WWP needs help relocating wolves living within the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation/Sanctuary over to Mattersville. Wolves will be cared for by Mattersville staff and veterans. Mattersville needs help building & moving pens, moving equipment & supplies, painting, repairs, learning to care for the animals and giving tours. Find more information at  POCs: Drew Robertson--+1(720)244-4424 and Kathy Hunseder--+1(719)660-7293

March 30-April 2, 2020--Space Symposium

April 4, 2020--Carson Color Fest     50 Volunteers Needed

April 17, 2020--USAG Annual Fort Carson Emergency Management Full Scale Exercise (FSE)     20 Volunteers Needed


For questions regarding volunteer opportunties, contact: Joey Bautista +1(719)526-1082 or

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:


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:
Oct-Dec 2019 2 Jan 2020 12 Feb 2020
Jan-Mar 2020 8 Apr 2020 13 May 2020
Apr-Jun 2020 8 July 2020 12 Aug 2020
Jul-Sep 2020 TBA TBA


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: 16 March 2020

Submission packets for Commanding General's Certificate of Appreciation and Exemplary Service Award Due: 16 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:

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.


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


6303 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 1526
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