Volunteer Program

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Volunteer! Make a Difference in your Community.

REGISTER here:  2020 President's Volunteer Service Award   

Email questions  volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Volunteer Agreement Form

Class of 2020 Appreciation Day!

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!  

   Here are a few benefits that you can gain from volunteering: 

Call us today at 645-3749  or 098-970-3749 to join our volunteer team and start your win-win opportunity!

Email volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org 

Request Volunteer Brief

Contact Information

Marine & Family Programs

Camp Foster

Building 445

DSN 645-3749

Off-base 098-970-3749


volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or angela.neal@usmc.mil

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 Volunteer Brief

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

Find the volunteer opportunity that is right for YOU!

Questions? Contact the Installation Volunteer Program Coordinator at 645-3749 or 098-970-3749 or volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

*click on each link for more information about each volunteer opportunity

Do you have a volunteer opportunity you would like to share? Fill out this form and email it back to volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

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

Please Note: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Headquarters Marine Corps or Marine 

Click to register for 2020 President's Volunteer Service Award

Virtual Volunteering 

Volunteering looks different in a world that requires physical distancing amid COVID-19 concerns, but now more than ever there is a need for the altruistic spirit that volunteering brings. Our communities, globally and locally, need to know that there are people out there that care and are willing to go the extra mile even during these unprecedented times. So, how do you make a difference from the comfort of your own home? We’ve got a few ideas to help you decide. No matter your passion, you’re sure to find something that peeks your interest below:

Local Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross MCB Butler  

  1. Weekly Virtual Volunteer Orientation

      Tuesdays at 11:45 am via Zoom

      Click on link from Facebook Page


  1. Homemade Face Covering Donations

     Accepting donations for homemade face coverings for those that like to sew! Drop off location is the Red Cross Building on Foster building 5710. There is a bin on the 1st floor designated for face coverings.

Armed Services Blood Bank Blood Drives

Find upcoming Blood Drive locations at Here

Camp Foster - Marine Thrift Shop

Volunteers Needed on Tuesday's cleaning facility and Friday Sorting items. Contact via Facebook to coordinate.

Donations accepted every Tuesday. Check Facebook to ensure the donations are not closed for acceptance. 

Get more information here!

Fidelis Rides

Volunteers needed to shop at Camp Foster DECA Commissary

Get more information on Facebook Here

Open to volunteers age 16 and up

Friday – 1600 – 1900

Sat, Sun – 0900 – 1100 & 1300 – 1900

Help Feed Oki

Find more information on Facebook Here

Kadena Commissary Curbside
KCC is a volunteer-based grocery delivery program, located at Kadena Air Base. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and their families operate it. KCC targets Team Kadena members who are unable to shop for themselves during Health Protection Condition (HPCON) C and above. This service will terminate upon HPCON B or lower. Open to volunteers age 16 and up.

Learn more here

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) Read Along Program

Families and Single/Unaccompanied Service Members are encouraged to submit recordings of their favorite short stories. Weekly, one video will be selected and shared through our Facebook page.

Getting Started:

1. Record a video of yourself or your child reading a favorite children’s short story.

2. Send email to mcftbokinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • Rank/CIV
  • Unit
  • EDIPI for your letter of appreciation (Service Members only)
  • YouTube private link to your video or actual video as an attachment

Global Volunteer Opportunities


Smithsonian Institute


The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex, composed of 18 museums, 9 research centers, a zoo and libraries.  Virtual volunteers are used on two main projects; updating Wikipedia pages and transcribing historical documents.


Red Cross


Red Cross utilizes volunteers to monitor online discussions to find people and areas that need assistance. Volunteers also share updates on social media. Twitter and Facebook fans are always needed.


United Nations


The UN connects volunteers with organizations worldwide that need assistance with editing, translation, technology services, research and advocacy.


Amnesty Decoders


A global network of volunteers that help by researching and exposing human rights violations.



Catchafire makes it easy to “give what you’re good at”. It allows talented professionals to give their skill to mission driven organizations in need.


Translators without Borders


Translators from around the world offer language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies and non-profit organizations globally.


Be My Eyes


Through an app, volunteers are connected with blind and low-vision people to provide visual assistance.




Contribute skills and passions to help people with print disabilities read by scanning, proofreading, and describing images.


Career Village


Provide personalized career advice and guidance to students and those just getting started in their career. 

Ongoing Events

Airman & Family Readiness Center - Loan Locker

American Legion

American Red Cross Camp Butler

American Red Cross Kadena

American Welfare & Works Association (AWWA)

Animal Shelter Ishikawa

Asakatsu English Morning Coffee

Beach Cleanups

Bechtel Elementary School Library (Camp McTureous)

Camp Courtney Library Tutor

Camp Foster Chapel - AWANA Program Volunteer

Camp Foster Chapel - Children's Bible Study Teacher

Camp Foster Chapel - Nursery Worker 

Camp Foster Cooking Assistant

Camp Foster Coffee Wednesday

Camp Foster Library Tutor

Camp Kinser Library Tutor

Cheerleading and Football Coaches Needed

Coupon Cutting and Sorting

Customer Service Support

English Discussion Class MCAS Futenma

English Discussion Class Kitanakagusuku (Every Wednesday) 

English Discussion Class Naha (Every other Friday)

English Discussion Class Camp Schwab

Fidelis Rides

Fleet Gift Shop

Food Bank - Second Harvest Food Bank

Girl Scouts

Hearts for Okinawa

Help Oki

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Mentors

Kadena Gift Corner

Karing Kennels

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)

No-kill Animal Shelter

OESC Thrift Store and Uncle Sam's Attic

Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society

Okinawa Stray Pet Rescue

Okinawa Young Marines Mentors

Okinawa Youth Football League

Pacific Okinawa Players - POPS (Theater)

Pancakes for Marines and Sailors

Scouts - Far East Council

Soccer Coaches Needed

Teaching Conversational English

Tengan Castle Family Fun Night – Camp Courtney

Translator for Marine and Family Programs

USO Okinawa

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Youth Sports Coaches Needed

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