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Volunteer resource program

What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer is anyone who without compensation or expectation of compensation beyond reimbursement performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of an agency or organization of the Moody community. A volunteer must be officially accepted and enrolled by the Volunteer Resource Program Manager prior to performance of the tasks. Unless specifically stated, volunteers are not considered as “employees” of the Volunteer Resource Program.

Are there benefits for the Volunteer?

Anyone who gives their time is never “just a volunteer”. They are people fortunate enough to be able to choose where, when and how they spend their time. Volunteering offers many advantages. It is a useful way to:

  • Develop new job skills while refining existing ones
  • Utilize special talents or skills
  • Sample a variety of fields of work to see if you like them before making a commitment
  • Get recent, relevant, documented work experience for a resume
  • Develop portable skills that are necessary for employment when you have a mobile lifestyle
  • Explore new interests
  • Develop contacts and current references in an area of interest
  • Be a part of a worthwhile cause

How does the Volunteer enhance the community?

Volunteers are an integral part of the many programs and services provided on a daily basis to the members of our community. These volunteers contribute numerous hours of professional skills and have helped to enhance the quality of life for all airmen and family members at Moody.

What is expected of the Volunteer?

Volunteers may be utilized where the agency has completed a request for volunteers and may serve at all levels of skill and decision-making. Volunteers are used to augment and extend staff capabilities, not replace.

What is expected of the Agency in support of the Volunteer?

Effective utilization of volunteers requires a planned and organized effort. Every agency and private organization that utilizes volunteers in the delivery of their programs and/or services plays a major role in the successful management of the installation volunteer program.

How to I get started on the “road to volunteering”?

Contact the Base Volunteer Resource Program Manager (VRPM) at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) by calling 229-257-3333/257-4790. You will be given a volunteer application to complete. Once you have completed the application, prior to being referred to a volunteer agency for placement consideration, prospective volunteers will be interviewed by the VRPM to ascertain your qualifications and interest in volunteer positions. Upon receipt of referral, volunteer agencies should arrange an interview with the prospective volunteer to further determine suitability for placement. Whenever possible, staff that will be working with the volunteer should participate in the interview process.

 

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