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Army Volunteer Corps

Army Volunteer Corps

Army Volunteer Corps

Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the lives of Soldiers and their Families every day. Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) is designed to help you find local volunteering opportunities with organizations that benefit the Army community.

The AVC has redefined volunteering within the Army. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, including the Active Force, National Guard and Army Reserve, and formalize the Army’s commitment to volunteerism.

No matter where people volunteer in the Army community, they usually want to contribute to Soldiers and their Family members. We recognize this common goal and want to help you find the right opportunity for you.

Volunteering helps your community and helps you as well. When you participate with AVC, you’ll:

  • Gain a sense of satisfaction/achievement by meeting challenges
  • Learn about the Army, our sister services, and the community
  • Acquire new skills and/or expand old ones
  • Obtain work experience
  • Build new friendships and become a cohesive part of the community

Contact your local Army Volunteer Coordinator within your Army Community Service Center to register and learn about volunteer opportunities across the Army.

More information is also available from the online learning management system on the  Army Family Web Portal

The Army Volunteer Corps focuses on supporting Fort Novosel Soldiers, Family members, surviving spouses, and civilian personnel through community involvement. Volunteer opportunities are available both on and off post. Individuals are matched to volunteer positions according to skill, experience and time available. Childcare is offered in some activities. Participants learn new skills, make friends, and become a part of the community. Volunteering can also be a wonderful way to gain job experience.

Go to Army Family Web Portal to register and apply for available positions or contact us to learn more about available volunteer opportunities

Most Wanted Volunteers

Position: Department of Human Resources (DHR)- Casualty Assistance Center (CAC) & Volunteer Admin Assistant

  • CAC - Working with funeral homes and next of kin to coordinate military funeral honors. For more information, please reach out to the following POC: Sarah Kelsey 334-255-9311
  • Volunteer Admin Assistant - Assisting the AVCC with emails, correspondence, and award ceremonies/recognition. On the spot training will be provided, you DO NOT have to have prior experience in this field. POC: Rachael Cespedes 334-255-9059 
  • Position: Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) - Seeking up to three Volunteers to provide support with training, drug testing, and administrative support. For more information, please reach out to the following POC: Vernon Johnson 334-255-7919.
  • Position: Child & Youth Services Coaches (CYS) - Seeking youth activity coaches for all sports year round. If interested, please reach out to the following POC: Randy Tolison or Chalise Hopkins 334-255-0950
  • Position: Thrift Shop Retail Assistant - Assist in organizing and sorting of donations. Tagging and pricing items. For more information, please reach out to the following POC: Becky Mitchell 334-709-4142
Interested in Volunteering? Not sure how to get started?
Various positions/skills available
  • Family Readiness Groups
  • Thrift Shop
  • Craft Skills
  • Youth Support
  • Education and Support Groups
  • Sports Branch
  • AFTB Instructors
  • Off Post Agencies
Volunteer Benefits
  • Flexible hours with full or part-time positions  available
  • Build self-confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Provide a service that is appreciated
  • Become an active participant in your community
  • Get free training, valuable job experience and documentation for resume building
Fort Novosel Volunteer of the Quarter Awards

The Fort Novosel Volunteer of the Quarter Awards provides timely recognition of volunteers at the next higher level and is not designed to replace an organization’s internal volunteer recognition program.

This recognition focuses on volunteer service during the previous quarter, but does not limit the Commander from recognizing a time period at his/her discretion.

The Fort Novosel Volunteer of the Quarter Awards, with certificates and parking passes, will be presented each quarter by the Commanding General or his designated representative in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

Brigades/Tenant Commands/USAG may submit up to three submissions per quarter (any combination of the following: active duty, family member, youth, and/or civilian). Additional “space available” submissions may be recognized if other Brigade/Tenant Command/USAG have not submitted their quota.

  • 1st Aviation Brigade
  • 110th Aviation Brigade
  • Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM)
  • Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC)
  • Combat Readiness Center (CRC)
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCO)
  • US Army Aeromedical Center (USAAMC)
  • US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
  • Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC)
  • US Army Garrison (USAG)

Authorized Private Organizations on post may submit one submission per quarter. ). Additional “space available” submissions may be recognized if other Private Organizations have not submitted a volunteer for the month.

  • American Red Cross (ARC)
  • Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  • Army Aviation Museum
  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
  • Fort Novosel Scouts
  • Fort Novosel Community Spouses Club (FRCSC)
  • Fort Novosel School System (DoDea Schools)
  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
  • Thrift Shop

Each submission will include the following completed at the Brigade/Tenant Command/USAG or Director of Private Organization level: one page Fort Novosel Volunteer of the Quarter Awards Submission Form signed by the Brigade/Tenant Command/USAG Commander or designee or Director of the Authorized Private Organization and a one sentence script describing the individual volunteer’s experience to be read at the ceremony.


Fort Novosel Volunteer of the Year Awards

Helping Hand Award.pdf

Adult Volunteer of the Year Award.pdf

Active Duty Volunteer of the Year Award.pdf

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.pdf

Volunteer Family of the Year Award.pdf

Life Time Achievement Award.pdf

Volunteer Award Recognition Nomination Form.pdf

Volunteer Nomination Justification Write-up.pdf