ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC) MISSION & VISION STATEMENTS
Army Volunteer Corps Mission Statement
Army Volunteer Corps Vision Statement
WHAT IS THE AVC & HOW TO JOIN
The AVC is a new way of thinking about volunteers and volunteering within the Army. The AVC embraces existing volunteer programs, unites all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, including the Active Force, National Guard, and Army Reserve, and formalizes the Army’s commitment to volunteerism.
No matter where individuals volunteer in the Army community, they have the same goal. People volunteer to contribute to the Army, to Soldiers and to their Family members. The intent of the AVC is to recognize this commonality of purpose among all Army volunteers and to instill the same pride in being an Army volunteer as they now have for the organization where they provide their service.
The establishment of the AVC:
There is no organization to join. You are a member of the AVC when you volunteer for any organization that provides services to Soldiers and Families.
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (VMIS)
As of 2008, the Fort Campbell AVC exclusively tracks volunteer hours by using only the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) on the web at Army OneSource. The system was developed to give the Army a real-time snapshot of volunteer activities at any given time and any given installation.
What can VMIS do for volunteers?
Volunteers are recognized for their valuable service throughout the year with ceremonies, certificates, luncheons, receptions and special achievement awards. The AVC office is the proponent for all volunteer awards within the installation, division and Department of the Army. Award recognition request/approval forms can be obtained at the AVC Office.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
More than 100 volunteers from the Fort Campbell community are recognized each year for their volunteer service in our units, agencies and schools. Recognition is held during the Monthly Volunteer Recognition on the third Thursday of every month at 6pm at McAuliffe Hall in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters. Schedule may change due to other installation events.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Each April during National Volunteer Week, Fort Campbell recognizes its top volunteers that have been nominated by units, agencies and schools with a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. Each nominee is a finalist, is provided dinner and receives a framed certificate of appreciation. There will be a winner announced in each of the five categories- Youth Volunteer, Child & Youth Services, Community Services, Family Readiness Groups and Other Agencies & Organizations.