Army Volunteer Corps
- 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
The Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) supports the Army's mission by promoting and strengthen volunteerism by uniting volunteer efforts, supporting professional management, enhancing volunteer career mobility, and establishing volunteer partnerships to support individual personal growth and life-long volunteer commitment.
The Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps office is the center for volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and professional development for volunteers and volunteer leaders. Volunteers can be placed in a wide variety of positions throughout the installation and within the El Paso community. Through volunteer service, volunteers can learn or improve skills and gain work experience that can increase self-confidence and improve marketability for paid positions.
Every minute, every hour that someone volunteers contributes to improving the quality of life of our community; therefore volunteers change the world. Join the movement to make our installation, our city, our nation a better place for all Change the World, Volunteer!
- Steps to Volunteering
STEPS TO VOLUNTEERING!
Volunteering in your community gives you a chance to give back. You'll feel a sense of pride that you are volunteering your time, and a local organization will benefit, too. If you want to get started volunteering, find an organization that's a good fit for you, and then decide what you have to offer.
1. Attend the Installation Volunteer Orientation. During the Installation Volunteer Orientation, prospective volunteers will receive an overview of the Army Volunteer Corps’ mission, installation volunteer policies and gain insight regarding volunteer opportunities. Register for the orientation at bliss.armymwr.com/us/bliss/programs/AVC.
2. During the orientation, prospective volunteers will complete a volunteer application. The volunteer application will be sent to the volunteer opportunities of their choice that are on the installation as well as within the El Paso Community.
3. After the volunteer applications are received by the prospective agency, they will call volunteers in for an interview and/or to place them within their agency.
4. Volunteers may also look for volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) at www.myarmyonesoure.com.
5. Special event volunteer opportunities (onetime special events) can be found on our Facebook page: Fort Bliss Volunteers.
For more information, contact the Army Volunteer Corps office at 915-569-5500 or email@example.com.
- Classes (Register Online)
Due to technical difficulties, please register for classes by contacting program directly at 915-569-5500.
- Volunteer Forms
- Volunteer Calendar
- Volunteer Request Form.pdf
- Volunteer Orientation Handbook
- DD Form 2793
- Volunteer Awards Handbook
- Helping Hand Award Nominations (On-going)
The Helping Hand Award is given to any person who has distinguished himself or herself by providing exceptionally meritorious volunteer service to the Fort Bliss community.Volunteers must have at least 100 hours in the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS). This award consists of the Helping Hand Award Certificate and the Helping Hand Medallion. This award may be presented anytime during the year by Commanders or Agency Executive Directors.
Nominations must be received no later than 30 days prior to presentation to allow sufficient time for processing by the Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps Office. Also, prepare a proposed citation (see sample below) which includes the individuals full name, dates of service being recognized, and a summary of his or her accomplishments or contributions.
For the period _____________ to _____________, Mr. /Ms. /Mrs. _____________ was instrumental in organizing a consolidated family support seminar that assisted Soldiers and Family members in establishing a support network for _____________ (unit/organization). As President of the NCO Wives Club, he/she coordinated events that raised over $ _____________, which were distributed to the Fort Bliss Family Member Scholarship Fund and Operation Santa Clause. Mr./Ms./Mrs. _____________ willingly gave his/her time and talents to ensure the success of installation Family support programs. His/her efforts have had a direct impact on the quality of life for Soldiers and Family members and reflect great credit on him/her, _____________ (name of nominating unit/organization), and the Fort Bliss community.
- Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)
- Fort Bliss Volunteer of the Quarter
Fort Bliss Volunteer of the Quarter
Do you know a volunteer who has made an impact in the life of child?
Do you know someone who gives selflessly at the local Fort Bliss Chapel?
If so, nominate them for the Fort Bliss Volunteer of the Quarter.
Please complete the form below:
Submit nominations by the following nomination period:
Nomination Period Nomination due NLT Recognition Date
October-December COB Last Friday of December January
January-March COB Last Friday of March April
April-June COB Last Friday of June July
July-September COB Last Friday of September October
· Volunteers must have 25 hours in the Volunteer Management System to be eligible.
· Volunteers are recognized with a certificate, parking pass and a host of goodies from the Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps
- National Volunteer Week Awards
Volunteer of the Year Awards
The Fort Bliss Volunteer of the Year Recognition is to recognize Soldiers, Family members, civilians and youth volunteers who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and who are actively engaged in service.
Each brigade/organization (3rd BCT, 11th BDE, Religious Activities, ACS) will have an opportunity submit their Volunteer of the Year. Please read and complete the Volunteer of the Year Submission Packet. Every submission must be signed by the Brigade Commander or Organization Director and sent to the Army Volunteer Corps office no later than 01 March 2019. In addition to the packet, we are requesting a JPEG PHOTO of the Volunteer of the Year. Again, please read the submission packet thoroughly.
All volunteers chosen to be recognized as Volunteer of the Year will receive a certificate and commemorative award at the ceremony.
National Volunteer Week Awards
Fort Bliss Volunteer Week Awards is to recognize Soldiers, Family members, civilians and youth volunteers who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and who are actively engaged in service. Everyone in the community has an opportunity to nominate volunteers in the following categories:
__ Fort Bliss Outstanding Volunteer Soldier
__ Fort Bliss Outstanding Youth Volunteer
__ Fort Bliss Outstanding Ambassador Volunteer
__ Fort Bliss Outstanding Volunteer Family
__ Fort Bliss Outstanding Partner In Education Unit
Nominations are to be sent to the Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps office
@ or bring it to the ACS-FRC Bldg. 250 Club Rd. no later
than 01 March 2019. Please read the packet thoroughly.
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