Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

“Thanks for being there for my son when I couldn’t be.”


There are countless ways volunteers support the USO, but they all share an abiding dedication to our troops and their families. Whether it’s helping out at a special event, cheering troops at homecoming, manning a front desk or providing a listening ear, our volunteers are the reason troops know they can count on the USO.

Interested in becoming a USO volunteer? Read over our Volunteer FAQs, to get the answers commonly-asked questions, or simply visit to submit a volunteer interest form.

For those who aren’t able to volunteer their time, remember there are many other ways to get involved and support the USO. Please click here to learn more about other options, including making a monetary contribution, sending an eGift, using our easy fundraising toolkits, joining Team USO, and more.

We got a note from a mom who thanked us for this story her son told her. He was flying home, exhausted after a long and stressful tour. The airport volunteer got him some food, pointed him to a recliner, and told him to get some rest. He drifted into a much needed nap. He reported that he stirred briefly as he realized she was draping a warm blanket over him. And a bit later, she gently touched his shoulder to wake him so he wouldn’t miss his flight. 

It meant a great deal to that soldier. But it meant the world to his mom who wrote, “Thanks for being there for my son when I couldn’t be.” 

Become a Volunteer 

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