About Volunteering

Why Volunteers are so important

Volunteers have been the backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for more than 100 years. They make up more than 90 percent of our workforce. Volunteers make it possible for our donated funds to directly assist Sailors, Marines, and their families. 

When service members seek our assistance, they often interact directly with one of our skilled volunteers. As a volunteer, you can expect to: 

  • Receive specialized training
  • Get extensive support and resources
  • Connect with other volunteers and build friendships
  • Get assistance with child- and dependent-care and mileage expenses
  • Help others and make a difference
  • Build experience to add to your resume
  • Feel appreciated and have fun

Give back to those who serve

Our volunteers have unique backgrounds and experiences, and they have different reasons for serving. However, they all desire to support the community of active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families.

Helping Sailors and Marines in times of need or crisis is an excellent way to make a difference while adding purpose and perspective to your own life.

Find just the right opportunity

For many, volunteering can help build job-relevant skills and experience. Others find that they can use skills they already have to serve in a new area. Volunteer opportunities in the Society include leading a team, performing mission-related tasks, and providing support and assistance.

Our offices are located on Navy and Marine Corps bases across the country and around the world. Some opportunities allow you to volunteer from home so you don't need to be near a base.  For most, you can volunteer as few as three hours a week.

We want to match you with an opportunity that meets both your goals and ours. While we try to find the right place for all potential volunteers, sometimes we may not have positions available that fit your skills and experience.

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