- Positions, Organizations and Opportunities
Positions may include but are not limited to:
Administrative, Mentors, Hospital Worker, Data Entry, Library Assistant, Sports Coach, Trainers / Instructors
Volunteer Organizations may include but are not limited to:
American Red Cross, Army Community Service, Army Family Action Plan, Army Family Team Building, Child & Youth Services, Chapel Programs, Enlisted Spouses' Club, Family Readiness Groups, Fort Hood Area Volunteer Child Care Fund, Library, Museums & Gift Shops, Officers' Spouses' Club, Santa's Workshop, Schools, Thrift Shop
- Funded Child Care is available for some positions.
- Make a Difference Day - This annual event is an opportunity for the installation and local communities to participate in a "national day of doing good." The 4th Saturday of October, units, organizations, and individuals set out to do something positive for the community, such as conduct food drives, repair homeless shelters, visit veterans and the elderly, etc. For more information on how you can get involved in Make a Difference Day, please call +1 (254)287-8657.
- Getting Started as a Volunteer
VMIS is available at https://vmis.armyfamilywebportal.com/
The system was developed to give the Army a real-time snapshot of volunteer activities at any given time, at any given installation. VMIS provides all of the tools needed to track AVC volunteer hours, manage and track volunteers, post open positions, print reports, and much more. All volunteer hours will be tracked through the VMIS and we offer classes to make sure you understand how to use the system properly.
Every volunteer (to include youth volunteers) on Fort Hood is required to be registered on VMIS and fill out below forms to be turned in locally.
- Getting Started as an Organization Needing Volunteers
Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC)
Representatives from units and organizations benefiting from volunteer service meet quarterly to share volunteer and community news and network to support the installation and surrounding communities. This vital and informative meeting is held on the first Friday of each February, May, August, and November unless that Friday falls on a holiday or training holiday, in such case, the meeting will be rescheduled. All council meetings are held at the Lane Volunteer Center at 9:30 a.m. For an invitation please call +1 (254)287-8657.
Volunteer Management Training
The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) Presents...quarterly volunteer management seminars. Are you an effective volunteer manager? Would you like to learn how to better manage, recruit, sustain, and train volunteers? Then join the ACS, AVC for one of these new exciting seminars and learn the tricks of the trade! For more information please call +1 (254)287-8657.
- Screening Volunteers
- Maintaining the Motivation of Volunteers over a long –period
- Managing Change (and dealing with resistance to it)
- Designing Work for Today’s Volunteers
Don't Forget Recognition
It is important to recognize your volunteers! There are many opportunities available at Fort Hood to honor your volunteers from the Installation Volunteer of the Month to DA Level Awards. Please read the Fort Hood Regulation 672-4 for complete information on how to give back to your dedicated volunteers with special attention to page 17 for an awards matrix.
We are home to the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition, and advocacy efforts for Fort Hood. Volunteers are recruited for a wide variety of positions throughout the on and off-post communities. Individuals wishing to benefit from volunteer service may register their resumes and more. Organizations wishing to benefit from volunteer service may register their volunteer job descriptions with the Volunteer Center, whose staff will work to fill the positions with the right volunteers.