At USO Fort Drum, volunteers play a special role in strenghtening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Whether it is welcoming visitors to our center, easing their journey with a cup of coffee or providing a free phone call to a loved one, volunteers lead with their hearts and serve with integrity.
The following volunteer opportunities are currently available at USO Fort Drum:
USO Center Representative
Key Responsibilities: Engage customers with a greeting and friendly conversation. Verify Active-Duty or dependent status of all customers. Ensure the safety and integrity of USO property by properly checking out equipment to customers and conducting inventory checks. Maintain cleanliness of the Center including wiping tables, cleaning up spills, taking out the trash, etc. Assist with inventory management by tracking donations received and resources used. Perform basic administrative tasks.
Qualifications: Basic customer service and administrative skills. Training is provided.
Time commitment: Shifts duration is approximately three hours.
Training/Support Provided: Orientation required. Computer and On the Job training by Volunteer Coordinator.
Benefits: Build professional experience and credentials (also great for school)! Meet new people!
Special Events Volunteer
Key Responsibilities: Assist USO Staff with executing USO Events. Tasks vary widely from event to event. Arrive at specified times and locations ready to perform the assigned tasks. Wear appropriate dress for the event, as specified by USO Staff.
Qualifications: Interpersonal communication skills, high level of enthusiasm, able to follow directions in a fast paced environment.
Time Commitment: Based on your availability. Events can run anywhere from three to six hours.
Training/Support Provided: Onsite training provided by USO Staff.
Benefits: Build professional experience and have a great time!
Outreach/Public Relations Volunteer
Key Responsibilities: Working in teams of two, engage members of the community with greeting and friendly conversation, be knowledgeable on USO Fort Drum and its mission and values. Identify potential new areas of community outreach.
Qualifications: Knowledgeable about USO Fort Drum programs and services. Trustworthy (donation collection and independent operations). Motivated and extroverted: Friendly and eager to chat with interested community members about the USO
Time Commitment: At least once a month
Training/ Support Provided: Training provided by Volunteer Coordinator
Benefits: Become a part of the community, and build professional experience.
To submit a volunteer interest form for this center or to log in to your personal volunteer profile, please visit our volunteer site.Continue on volunteers.uso.org