Volunteers assist military travelers with information and directions. Refreshments are available at each location. Permanent volunteers are utilized at each location. Volunteers are required to become familiar with all airport services. Volunteers greet guests, check military IDs, work the snack bar and assist guests with airport information, flight information, ground transportation, photocopying and faxing, as well as help guests with a myriad of travel dilemmas. Ideal for someone who could make a weekly commitment of four to five hours. You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer in this capacity.
USO-Metro has five USO centers located in military housing communities at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Belvoir and Dahlgren, Virginia and Indian Head and Fort Meade, Maryland. The outreach centers offer a wide variety of programs geared to junior enlisted families. These include community days, holiday programs, youth enrichment programs, teen nights, movie nights, bingo, child welfare classes, game nights, food assistance and distribution of child safety seats. Episodic and permanent volunteers are utilized at each location.
Operation USO Care Package
Operation USO Care Package assembles care packages for service members deployed overseas. Volunteers with this program report to the USO Warehouse on Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Volunteers are needed to help stuff care packages at "stuffing parties" and also help to prepare the product for inclusion in the care packages. Volunteer opportunities also exist to assist with inventory and general warehouse maintenance. Ideal for groups of individuals or volunteers who wish to make a regular commitment. Mostly weekend opportunities, but some work available during normal business hours. Must be at least 13 years of age to enter warehouse.
Throughout the year, USO-Metro hosts a number of special events that either raise awareness of the USO or generate needed funds to support organizational programs. Episodic volunteers are needed in a myriad of ways such as staffing informational booths, attending CFC/United Way fairs, picking up trash, serving refreshments, directing parking, etc. Events are a great way to volunteer your time to USO-Metro with a limited commitment and are available around the tri-state area.
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If you have a special talent that you are willing to share, we can find a place for you! We are constantly in need of volunteers that can take photographs, serve as exercise instructors, entertain children, present a workshop on a special topic or act as a translator. Sharing your personal talent can be an ongoing opportunity or a one time commitment.
Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers for supporting our troops through the USO-Metro.