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 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

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Volunteer Brief Request Form 

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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Upcoming Volunteer Events

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Monday, 26 July - Furniture Moving at Zukeran Elementary School

Tuesday, 27 July  - Aquathlon  (run+swim+run) on Camp Foster 

Sunday, 01 August - Camp Hansen Tri-Ekiden (Triathlon Relay)

Thursday, 05 August - Bechtel Elementary School Library Cleaning and Organizing

Friday, 06 August - Help Feed Oki Student Smile Marche

Saturday, 07 - Saturday, 14 Aug - DEFY Drug Education For Youth Program

Saturday, 7 August - Swim Meet on Camp Foster

Thursday, 19 August - Kubasaki High School Classroom Prep

Friday, 20 August - P&PD Assembly Set-up

Okinawa Stray Pet Rescue Dog Director Needed

MCCS Youth Sports Basketball and Cheerleading Coaches Needed

Help Oki Food or Monetary Donations 

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers Needed

US Naval Hospital Okinawa Healthcare Host (Greeter)

Marine Thrift Store Volunteers Needed

1st & 3rd Tuesdays -  American Red Cross New Volunteer Orientation

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 Camp Schwab

Fidelis Rides - Ride-share Program

Fleet Gift Shop

Food Bank - Second Harvest Food Bank

Girl Scouts

Kadena Commissary Curbside

Kadena Gift Corner

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Mentors 

L.I.N.K.S for Japanese Spouses Translator

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)

Retired Activities Office (RAO) Volunteers Needed 

Scouts - Far East Council

Soccer Coaches Needed

Translator for Marine and Family Programs

U-Shop Camp Foster - Grocery Delivery Program

USO Okinawa

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Youth Sports Coaches Needed

Ongoing Off-Base Opportunities

Off-base Opportunities

All Souls Community Garden

American Legion

Animal Shelter Ishikawa

Beach Cleanups

Cherubims No-kill Animal Shelter

Hearts for Okinawa

Help Oki

Horse Assisted Learning Okinawa (HALO)

Food Bank Second Harvest 

Virtual/Global Opportunities


Amnesty Decoders

Be My Eyes


Career Village


Hiring Heroes USA

Love For Our Elders

Operation Gratitude

Smithsonian Institute

Translators without Borders


United Nations


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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