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Army Volunteer Corps (AVC)

The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) program provides opportunities for service members, Civilians, Family members, and retirees to volunteer with nonprofit organizations and support their local communities. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, (including Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve), and formalize the Army’s commitment to volunteerism. The AVC Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and Army Volunteer Corps Philosophy on Volunteerism are foundational documents that show the Army’s dedication to its volunteers.

Volunteering helps both you and your community. When you participate with AVC, you will:

  • Gain a sense of satisfaction
  • Learn about the Army, the military, and your community
  • Acquire new skills and expand old ones
  • Obtain work experience
  • Build new friendships and become a cohesive part of a team

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS). VMIS is the online platform that helps manage volunteerism in military communities. Within VMIS, volunteers can apply for volunteer opportunities, record and track volunteer hours, and manage their volunteer service record. Administrators can recruit volunteers online, manage military community volunteerism, and produce reports on program statistics.

Volunteer Forms. Contact the Army Volunteer Coordinator at your local Army Community Service Center to register and learn about volunteer opportunities across the Army. When you do, you will be asked to complete forms including:

  • Volunteer Agreement. This form acknowledges volunteer agreement before an individual is allowed to volunteer.
  • Volunteer Service Record. This form records essential background information on volunteers to help determine qualifications and task assignments.