If you would like to learn more about Volunteering, AFTB, HAFAP or become involved as a delegate, facilitator or recorder, please call (808) 655-4227.
The Army Volunteer Corp is a result of recommendations made by members of the Army Volunteer Summit in September 2002, to revitalize volunteerism in Army communities.
The AVC is not a new bureaucracy. It is a new way of thinking about volunteerism in the Army using existing resources . The AVC embraces existing volunteer programs, unites all volunteers who support Soldiers and families, and formalizes the Army’s commitment to volunteerism.
The AVC is a framework to connect volunteers to the Army in addition to the organization in which they give their service. Whether you are a family readiness group volunteer in the National Guard, or an Army Family Team Building volunteer in the U.S. Army Reserve, or a Thrift Shop or chapel volunteer on an installation, you are part of the Army Volunteer Corps. The AVC will respect the autonomy of individual programs, organizations, and military units that utilize volunteers, even as it links together Army volunteers throughout the community. Just like the Army of One, the Army Volunteer Corps concept espouses teamwork and unity as Army volunteers, while recognizing the individual strengths and contributions of both the volunteers and the organizations with whom they serve.
As the Army transforms itself, it must transform its volunteer programs to meet emerging needs, provide a professional approach to volunteer management, and find new ways to engage volunteers that accommodate their ever-changing family and work demands. The AVC emblem above will serve as the corporate brand of the Army Volunteer Corps and will represent all volunteers who serve Soldiers and families, regardless of their organizational affiliation. The AVC will facilitate simultaneous coordination of volunteer efforts across organizations and promote greater ability to adapt to change while creating cohesion across the Army communities of the Active Force, National Guard, and Army Reserve.
There will be exciting initiatives for volunteers in the coming months such as personal tracking of volunteer and paid work experience through MyArmyLifeToo.com, online volunteer management training, online volunteer registration, certification for volunteers and paid staff who manage volunteers, and partnerships with national volunteer organizations.
Thanks for being an Army volunteer!
The benefits of volunteering are as individual as the people who volunteer. Reasons to volunteer range from enjoying the feeling of accomplishment, to learning a new skill or maintaining a skill's proficiency. Others know the benefits of the socialization and community involvement that go along with the flexibility a full time job does not offer.
Army Community Service
It would be difficult for many of our Army family programs to offer the variety and quality program without the volunteers who devote their time and talents. The listing of positions available will provide you with an idea as to whether or not you would be interested in volunteering.
You hold the key to your personal success and to the success of the Army Volunteer Corp. VOLUNTEER TODAY!
Schofield Barracks, Bldg. 2091
Phone: (808) 655-4ACS(4227)
Fax: (808) 655-1654
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fort Shafter, Bldg. S330 Aloha Center
Phone: (808) 438-9285
Fax: (808) 438-0942
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Army Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
Information, Referral & Follow-Up (I&R)
The I&R program directs clients to available military and civilian resources. Through assessments made by a staff of counselors, individuals are referred to appropriate agencies. A follow-up program ensures that the required assistance is obtained, and the need is resolved.
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Implementing services and activities that contribute to a healthy family life. FAP promotes education, prevention and identification of neglect or maltreatment by a family member against another family member. Another responsibility is to help the service member and family adapt to different aspects of military life that could potentially cause stress.
Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
Through basic education, budget counseling, and consumer advocacy, the FRP provides services to improve the Soldier’s personal financial status, and his/her abilities to perform as an informed consumer.
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
The Relocation Readiness Program conducts informal briefings and provides assistance to support unit deployment. Upon PCS or other geographical transition, RELO furnishes pre-move and post-move assistance to Soldiers and their families in the form of welcome packets. The Aloha Tour (an informative orientation and tour for families new to Oahu’s leeward and south coastal areas) and access to SITES (Standard Installation Topics Exchange Service). The Lending Closet is also a program within RELO.
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
AER provides emergency assistance to Army Soldiers and their families (active or retired) and widow(er)s and orphans of deceased Soldiers in times of extreme financial distress.
Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)
FERP assist in developing marketable skills through employment counseling, workshops, centralized job bank referrals, and a network of employment resource organizations.
Hawaii Army Family Action Plan (HAFAP)
Army Family Team Building (AFTB)
HAFAP is input from the people of the Army to Army leadership. It is a process that let Soldiers, Families and DA Civilians say what’s working, and what isn’t and what they think will fix it. It alerts commanders and leaders to areas of concern that need their attention.
AFTB is a volunteer-led organization with a central tenet; provide training and knowledge to spouses and family members to support the total Army effort. Strong families are the pillar of support behind strong Soldiers. It is AFTB’s mission to educate and train all of the Army in knowledge, skills and behaviors designed to prepare or Army Families to move successfully into the future