ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC) MISSION & VISION STATEMENTS

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Army Volunteer Corps Mission Statement
Promote and strengthen volunteerism by uniting community volunteer efforts, supporting professional management, enhancing volunteer career mobility and establishing volunteer partnerships to support individual personal growth and life-long volunteer commitment.

Army Volunteer Corps Vision Statement
A trained and resourced professional volunteer force supported by Army leadership and prepared to contribute to Army readiness and well-being.

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:

  • Connects volunteers across organizations and Army Components
  • Demonstrates the Army’s commitment to its volunteers
  • Provides comprehensive, technically sophisticated training for staff
  • Targets responses to the needs of the Soldiers and their Families
  • Offers expert service and an increased orientation to volunteer service as part of personal and career development
How do I join 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?

  • Search for volunteer positions
  • Apply for volunteer positions
  • Add volunteer hours, training and awards
  • Centrally locate all volunteer positions
  • Track total hours for volunteers for all organizations
  • Create a volunteer resume and job skill builder
  • Provide easy and efficient communication with volunteers and volunteer managers
  • Provide a portal to Everyone Ready (a volunteer staff development plan)

VMIS Quick Start Guide

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Join us in making a difference by volunteering in the Fort Campbell community! Use the VMIS Quick Start Guide to search for volunteer opportunities on Army OneSource.


VOLUNTEER AWARDS

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.

2013 VOY Group Photo

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.