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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!

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Why Volunteer?

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 strengthening 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.

  • Fall 2018

    Airman 1st Class DaReek Parker of USO Grafenwoehr, Germany | Marine Lance Cpl. Samuel Jacksonwest of USO Camp Foster, Japan | Janice Spriggs of Bob Hope USO, California | Navy Lt. Shawn Haney of USO Kandahar, Afghanistan

  • Summer 2018

    Beth Steffen of USO Kaiserslautern, Germany | Jeanie Thompson of USO Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii | Gwendolyn Dougherty of USO Central Florida | Army Sgt. Benjamin Watts of USO Al Asad, Iraq

  • Spring 2018

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Heath McDonald of USO Camp Buehring, Kuwait | Pam Siefers USO Camp Atterbury, Indiana | Sandy Le of USO Grafenwoehr, Germany | Andrea Berry of USO Andersen, Guam

  • Winter 2017-2018

    Army Sgt. Jesse Gonzales of USO Kandahar, Afghanistan | Ruth Reid of USO Houston, Texas | Army Pfc. Caleb Dickerson of USO Grafenwoehr, Germany | Misti J. Bare of USO Andersen, Guam

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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 volunteers@uso.org.

Are there volunteer opportunities close to me?

You can find your nearest USO center by searching here. If you do not see a USO center near you, please email volunteers@uso.org.

Can my company/organization/group volunteer together?

To learn more about group opportunities in your area, please fill out this form.

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 volunteers@uso.org.

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?

First, make sure you have registered here. Then, you can watch a quick five-minute webinar or view quick guides on how to use the website here.

How do I learn more about entertainment opportunities with the USO?

Please email entertainment@uso.org to learn more.

How do I donate to the USO?

Donate today by clicking here.

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