VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Volunteer Program

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Volunteer! Make a Difference in your Community.


REGISTER here:  President's Volunteer Service Award   


Email questions  volunteernow@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

Volunteer Agreement Form

DoDI Manual of Military Decorations and Awards


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: 

·  Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) 

·  Volunteer Service Award 

·  Learn new skills or brush up on old ones 

·  Meet new people and make new friends 

·  Work flexible hours 

·  Learn about different base services 

·  Receive on-the-job training 

·  Fills gaps in resumes 

·  Network and build networking relationships with individuals within your community 

·  Receive recognition for your volunteer work 

·  Invest in your community 

·  Fulfill community service obligations 

·  Volunteers with MCCS can earn access to Microsoft classes provided by MCCS HR Development. 




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


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

Would you like to share a volunteer opportunity? Please fill out this form and submit it to VolunteerNow@Okinawa.USMC-MCCS.org

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 


Register for President's Volunteer Service Award


Volunteer at Comic Con 2019

 September

21 September - Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep

21 September - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

25 September -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

26 September - Family Night at Tengan Castle

27 September -  English Discussion Class at Naha

28 September - Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep

28 September - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

28 September - Volunteer at 5km Swim on Camp Foster


October

2 October -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

3 October - Tengan Castle Family Fun Night

4 October - MOSCO 2019 Fall Charity Auction

5 October- Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep 

5 October - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

5 October - MOSCO 2019 Fall Charity Auction

7 October -  Comic Con Set up

8 October -  Comic Con Set up

9 October -  Comic Con Set up

9 October -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

10 October -  Comic Con Set up

10 October -  Comic Con Bag Stuffing

10 October - Tengan Castle Family Fun Night

11 October -  English Discussion Class at Naha

11 October -  Comic Con Set up

12 October - Teach Local Elementary Students English

12 October - English/Japanese Language Exchange

12 October- Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep

12 October - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

13 October - Comic Con Event

15 October - Comic Con Tear down

16 October - Comic Con Tear down

16 October -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

17 October - Comic Con Tear down 

17 October - Tengan Castle Family Fun Night

18 October - Comic Con Tear down 

19 October - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

19 October- Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep

19 October - Pet Plunge

23 October -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

24 October - Tengan Castle Family Fun Night

25 October -  English Discussion Class at Naha

26 October- Camp Courtney Friendship Park Upkeep 

26 October - Volunteer at no-kill animal shelter

26 October - Volunteer at Kinser Festival

26 October - Volunteer at Kinser Festival

30 October -  English Discussion Class at Kitanakagusuku Village Community Center

31 October - Tengan Castle Family Fun Night


Ongoing Events

Airman & Family Readiness Center - Loan Locker

American Red Cross Camp Butler

American Red Cross Kadena

American Women's Welfare Association (AWWA)

Animal Shelter Ishikawa

Beach Cleanups

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 Cooking Assistant

Camp Foster Coffee Wednesday

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

Hearts for Okinawa

Help Oki

Horse Assisted Learning Okinawa

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

Kadena Gift Corner

Karing Kennels

Tutor @ Zukeran Elementary

Marine Gift Shop

Marine Thrift Store

MCCS Semper Fit Youth Sports 

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

Soccer Coaches Needed

Teaching Conversational English

Tengan Castle Family Fun Night – Camp Courtney

Theatre Volunteers

Translator for Marine and Family Programs

USO Okinawa

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Youth Sports Coaches Needed

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