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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 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
Volunteer of the Year
Ruth Reid of USO Houston – Bush International Airport | David Shultz of USO Puerto Rico | Army Sgt. Benjamin Watts of USO Al Asad, IraqRead More
Volunteers of the Quarter
Learn more about our incredible volunteers who support the service members and military families every day.
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
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
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
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
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.
Watch as a FedEx Employee Explains Why He Became a USO Volunteer
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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 email@example.com.
Are there volunteer opportunities close to me?
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 firstname.lastname@example.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?
How do I learn more about entertainment opportunities with the USO?
Please email email@example.com to learn more.
How do I donate to the USO?
Donate today by clicking here.