Volunteer Program

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Email questions  volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Volunteer Agreement Form

 When starting on your path to volunteering you may have many questions,

Why should I volunteer? Where do I volunteer? What’s in it for me?

These are all great questions to ask yourself and understand before you begin your volunteer endeavor. Not knowing your purpose behind volunteering and your goals can quickly lead to volunteer fatigue and burnout, whereas if you have a plan and goal it can be a very rewarding experience.

Why volunteer? Volunteers play an integral role in the community. Volunteers affect community relations, growth, and overall well-being. Volunteering goes beyond helping the population on the military bases in Okinawa, you can help build bridges with our host nation through volunteerism. This will also give insight into different cultures in a meaningful way. 

Where do I volunteer? There are several ways you can find volunteer opportunities in Okinawa, you can join our email list, call us at 645-3749 or 098-970-3749, email at VolunteerNow@Okinawa.USMC-MCCS.org, or set up an appointment with our Volunteer Program Coordinator to identify specific opportunities. 

Why volunteer? What’s in it for me? People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others.  But it's also okay to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude other motivations, as well. If you are currently a volunteer or are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are many benefits you can receive from volunteering. After all, many programs would not be able to function without YOU!  

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Contact Us

Marine & Family Programs

Camp Foster

Building 445

DSN 645-3749

Off-base 098-970-3749





Mailing Address: 

MCB Camp S.D. Butler Unit 35023

Attn: MCCS Volunteer Program

FPO, AP 96378-5023


 Request to join our weekly email: VolunteerNow@Okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Find us on Facebook 

Volunteer Agreement Form

Request Unit Volunteer Brief

Need Volunteers? Please fill out this Volunteer Request Form and submit it to VolunteerNow@Okinawa.USMC-MCCS.org the opportunity will be shared on this website and email distribution list!

Find the volunteer opportunity that is right for YOU!

2018 Comic Con Volunteers 2 Crochet for a cause  Youth Sports Soccer Volunteer  Volunteering in the Community 

Please Note: 
This listing of volunteer opportunities is provided for informational purposes for military members and their families and does not imply official DoD or USMC endorsement of any non-Federal volunteer opportunity. Individuals who volunteer do so at their own risk. DoD and USMC do not monitor or control and are not responsible for the listed organization.


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* MCCSOkinawa Volunteer Program certifies hours from the below entities marked with an asterisk*


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, 21 November - Kadena Exchange OAARS Adoption & Fundraising Event

Saturday, 28 November - Foster Exchange OAARS Adoption & Fundraising Event

Wednesday, 02 December - Camp Courtney Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade

Friday, 11 December - Kids' Holiday Madness: Party in Your PJs Volunteers

Saturday, 12 December - Foster Swim Meet*

Saturday & Sunday, 12-13 December - Camp Foster Holiday Extravaganza

Wednesday, 16 December - Foster Library Sing-Along

Help Oki's 4th Annual Omocha for Orphans Toy Drive

Saturday, 23 January - Foster Swim Meet*

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) STEM Volunteers

MCCS Marketing Volunteer

Youth Sports Winter Soccer Coaches Needed*

Transition Readiness Program Document Editor*

Marine Thrift Shop Volunteers NEEDED!

MCCS Behavioral Health  Administrative Volunteer

Ongoing On-Base Opportunities

On base volunteering

Airman & Family Readiness Center - Loan Locker

American Red Cross Camp Butler

American Red Cross Kadena

American Welfare & Works Association (AWWA)

Armed Services Blood Bank*

Bechtel Elementary School Library (Camp McTureous)

Camp Foster Chapel - AWANA Program Volunteer

Camp Foster Chapel - Children's Bible Study Teacher

Camp Foster Chapel - Nursery Worker 

Camp Foster Coffee Wednesday

Camp Foster Legal Assistance*

Coupon Cutting and Sorting*

Customer Service Support

English Discussion Class MCAS Futenma*

English Discussion Class Camp Schwab*

Fidelis Rides*

Fleet Gift Shop*

Food Bank - Second Harvest Food Bank

Girl Scouts

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Mentors *

Kadena Gift Corner

Marine Gift Shop*

Marine Thrift Store*

MCCS English Conversation Class with IHA/MLC Employees*

MCCS Semper Fit Youth Sports *

MCCS Volunteer Program Ambassador*

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)*

OESC Thrift Store and Uncle Sam's Attic

Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society

Okinawa Stray Pet Rescue

Okinawa Young Marines Mentors*

Operation ROM Support USMC *

Pacific Okinawa Players - POPS (Theater)

Scouts - Far East Council

Soccer Coaches Needed

Translator for Marine and Family Programs*

USO Okinawa

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Youth Sports Coaches Needed*

Ongoing Off-Base Opportunities

Off-base Opportunities

American Legion

Animal Shelter Ishikawa

Asakatsu English Morning Coffee

Beach Cleanups

All Souls Community Garden

English Discussion Class Kitanakagusuku (Every Wednesday)

English Discussion Class Naha (Every other Friday)

Hearts for Okinawa

Help Oki

No-kill Animal Shelter

Virtual/Global Opportunities


 Amnesty Decoders

 Career Village

Hiring Heroes USA

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Be My Eyes

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Bookshare

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Catch-A-Fire

Translators without Borders


United Nations

Smithsonian Institute

Teen Volunteer Opportunities 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Click the above link for our list of teen volunteer opportunities.

Do you have a volunteer opportunity you would like to share? Fill out our MCCS Volunteer Request Form and email it to volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

* Tip: Right click the application and save to desktop to fill out the form above.

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