Volunteer Resources


The Volunteer Resource Program serves as a hub providing patrons with information on military and local community volunteer opportunities. Meet with your installation Volunteer Coordinator to learn about the specific options available at each JBC location, such as annual recognition ceremonies, volunteer advisory council and more.



Why should you Volunteer? 

For yourself and the community; by volunteering you’ll explore areas of interest or new career fields, and build new networking relationships. If you’re looking for professional job experience, volunteering will give you the opportunity to gain new skills and work experience for inclusion on your next job application or resume. The benefits of volunteerism are endless!


Volunteers provide invaluable support to the military community, donating thousands of hours each month at agencies across Joint Base Charleston.

How to become a Volunteer

The Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) is an online tool providing a real-time snapshot of volunteer opportunities. VMIS is a platform that allows organizations on Joint Base Charleston to share their volunteer openings. It creates a centralized location for the community to see what opportunities are available and apply. VMIS also helps volunteers to manage their volunteer service record, trainings, and certificates and track their hours. It also helps show the command how valuable volunteer support is for our community.

Need help registering? The Volunteering 101 workshop offered at our Fort Sam Houston location can help with navigating the system and review the in’s and out’s of volunteering on a military installation.


Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC)

 The VAC is comprised of representatives from agencies having volunteers, appropriate command spouses, and community representatives. The VAC meets monthly to discuss current volunteer issues and share program plans, successes, and proposed events.


Volunteer Resources

 The Volunteer Resource Program is the focal point that connects Team JBC members with service opportunities at Joint Base Charleston. The goal is to tap the creative energy of our community and its organizations and connect them in a meaningful and worthwhile way. Recruitment, training, and recognition, are an integral part of the VRP program and contribute to its success.


Why Should You Volunteer?

  • To learn/improve a skill
  • To help your community
  • To make new friends
  • To share your talent
  • Get your foot in the door
  • Networking
  • The list is endless


Volunteer Opportunities Are Available With These Agencies

  • American Red Cross
  • Public Affairs
  • Base Library
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Base Chapel
  • Base Clinic
  • Military and Family Readiness Center
  • Housing Office
  • Boy/Girl Scouts
  • Legal Office
  • Tax Office
  • Youth Center


Child Care For Volunteers

Recognizing the importance of volunteers to the Military community, the AFAS provides funding for the Child Care for Volunteers Program. Currently, volunteers are allowed 40 hours per month per child.

In accordance with AFAS guidelines, it should be noted that this program is not meant to pay for child care for volunteers in resale (Thrift Shop), fund raising, or social activities. It is also not intended that these funds be used to support the base dental clinic assistance training program.

For more information on volunteer opportunities both on and off base, please contact the Military & Family Readiness Center