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Volunteering with the USO
There are countless ways volunteers support the USO, but they are all unified in their dedication to our service members and their families. Whether it’s helping at a special event, greeting and cheering at homecomings, working the front desk or providing a listening ear, our volunteers are the reason service members know they can count on the USO. Become a Force Behind the Forces℠ today!
Join a group of nearly 30,000 passionate individuals who give more than 1.5 million hours each year to our nation’s service members and their families. USO volunteers play a critical role in strenghthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.
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Meet Our Volunteers
Volunteers of the Quarter
Learn more about our incredible volunteers who support the service members and military families every day.
Army Master Sgt. Susan Benavidez of USO Camp Arifjan, Kuwait | Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stephen Jogerst of Spangdahlem USO Center, Germany | Sharon Jean Matek of USO Guam | Lisa Quanci of USO Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey
Army Spc. Naisha Robinson of Pat Tillman Memorial USO, Bagram, Afghanistan | Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Morley III of Spangdahlem USO, Germany | Kirsten Hackett of USO Sasebo, Japan | Sindy Biederman of USO Bay Area
Army Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos of USO Camp Buehring, Kuwait | Army Spc. Kasheem Stephens of USO Grafenwoehr, Germany | Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shaundell Wright of USO Yokosuka, Japan | Robert Carreras of USO Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Travaglini of USO Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Marine Corps Sgt. Phat Huynh of USO Incirlik, Turkey | Retired Army Lt. Col. Alfredo Rodriguez of USO Seoul, South Korea | Army Sgt. Avery Mack of USO Fort Hood, Texas
Read Volunteer Stories
Nov 19, 2017
Combat Cooking with USO Camp Arifjan: Volunteer Jamie's Lasagna Roll-Ups
With Thanksgiving a few days away, we’re kicking off our Combat Cooking series with this tasty lasagna roll-up recipe created by USO Camp Arifjan volunteer Army Sgt. Jamie Reed. Reed, who hails from Oregon, but is stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., frequently volunteers her culinary skills at USO Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
Jul 20, 2016
'We’re Here for the Soldiers’: How One Volunteer Couple Answered the Call to Serve at USO Fort Hood
Anne Cosper always wanted to volunteer at the USO. So when her daughter, who currently serves in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Hood – only an hour drive from her Georgetown, Texas, home – she and her veteran husband, Rick, decided it was the perfect opportunity to get involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a USO volunteer?
Click here to find your center and apply.
What does a USO volunteer do?
Most volunteers will greet guests, assist with center activities and programs and support staff members as needed. For more information about volunteering, contact your local center or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there volunteer opportunities close to me?
Can my company/organization/group volunteer together?
I’m under 18, may I volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities for individuals under the age of 18 vary by center. To learn more, click here.
How do I volunteer overseas?
If you are located overseas and are interested in volunteering, please click here. The USO is unable to relocate volunteers. We only accept volunteer applications from individuals currently living within the region.
How do I volunteer in Southwest Asia?
If you are currently located in Southwest Asia and are interested in volunteering, please reach out to your local center or email email@example.com.
I’ve moved and want to continue to volunteer. How do I do that?
If you’ve moved and want to continue volunteering with the USO, please click here to fill out a volunteer transfer request. Please note that you will be asked to log into your USO volunteer account.
What are the USO volunteer policies?
You can view the USO volunteer policies in the USO volunteer handbook here.
How do I use volunteers.uso.org (the online volunteer management system) to register to volunteer, sign up for shifts and add my hours?
How do I learn more about entertainment opportunities with the USO?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
How do I donate to the USO?
Donate today by clicking here.