Installation Volunteer Corps (IVC)

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

Family Resource Center
4274 Idaho Ave.
Google Map

Tel:
+1(253)967-2324

Military DSN Tel:
(312)357-2324

Installation Volunteer Corps Overview

Our Mission

Promote and strengthen volunteerism by uniting community volunteer efforts, supporting professional management, enhancing volunteer career mobility, and establishing volunteer partnerships to support individual personal growth and life-long volunteer commitment.

Installation Volunteer Corps (IVC) Program

The IVC program embraces all installation volunteer programs, unites all volunteers who support Service Members and Families and formalizes the military’s commitment to volunteerism.  Volunteers contribute a broad range of services that enhance and expand the capabilities of military programs and services.  Working as teams, paid and volunteer, provide real-life solutions for successful military living.

Volunteering allows you to explore new career fields or update your existing skills and accumulate work experience.  It’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet others who are active participants in the community.  The IVC Program promotes quality volunteer work experiences and environments which recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community.

As a liaison and resource for installation and private volunteer organizations, the JBLM Installation Volunteer Corps provides resources, training to organizations and volunteers to assess, develop and strengthen their volunteer programs.  For more information, contact the IVC office in the Family Resource Center at (253) 967-2324 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Brochure

Volunteer Training

Everyone Ready Training

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)

VMIS - Are you tracking?

JBLM units/organizations are on line with the Department of Army Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) at www.myarmyonesource.com

  1. Register as a volunteer
  2. Search for volunteer opportunities
  3. Apply/Submit volunteer application for volunteer positions
  4. Log your hours
  5. Document training and awards

The information travels with you when you PCS or ETS, and provides you with a complete volunteer history whether you're just tracking your volunteer activities, or using the information to search for employment.

Volunteer Opportunities

Available Volunteer Opportunities

can be found by accessing the Opportunity Locator on www.myarmyonesource.com

Search by military community (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, located under IMCOM-Central), and by organization (the organization you wish to volunteer in).

VMIS Quick Start Guide

Make a Difference Day at JBLM (October)

Find a need in your community & use the power of Make A Difference Day to mobilize your Family, your neighbors, your unit, or your entire community into a day of action.

Types of Volunteer Categories
  • Statutory volunteers are those volunteers authorized by federal statute (10 USC 1588) to provide services in certain Department of Defense activities such as MWR, family programs, museums, chaplain, child care, etc.  Statutory volunteers, when registered, recording hours, and acting within the scope of their position description, are provided certain benefits by law such as worker's compensation. 
  • Private organization volunteers are part of non-federal entities authorized to operate on the installation.  These organizations contribute to the overall installation mission, but their volunteers are not considered statutory.  All liability for incidents/accidents or injury to the volunteer are the responsibility of the private organization. 
  • Gratuitous service volunteers provide services to organizations not covered under the federal statute, and do so with no expectation of compensation or benefit coverage.
Incentives for Registering and Tracking Hours
  • Each volunteer registered in VMIS can receive the Army Volunteer Corps lapel pin
  • Logging hours can earn an award per JBLM Regulation 672-3, Community Volunteer Service Awards Program.
Recognition Ideas

Volunteer Recognition Ideas

50 Ways to Love Your Volunteers
101 Ways to Give Recognition to Volunteers
Creative Ways to Recognize and Reward Volunteers
Creative Ways to Recognize Volunteers
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas 
Recognition Ideas 
Volunteer First Aid Kit
Volunteer Gift Ideas
Volunteer Quotes
Volunteer Recognition Pantry

Other Recognition

Baby Orders & Letters Quick View (pdf overview of templates below)
New Baby Certificate Template
New Baby Certificate Template 2
Baby Order Template 1
Baby Order Template 2
Baby Order Template 3
Baby Letter Father Template
Baby Letter Mother Template

Volunteer Awards

JBLM AWARDS

JBLM Regulation 672-3
JBLM Awards Listing

OTHER AWARDS

Volunteer Award Matrix
Army Branch Awards Spouses & Volunteers
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Fact Sheet

CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Achievement Template 1
Certificate of Appreciation Template 1
Certificate of Appreciation Template 2 
Certificate of Appreciation Template 3
Certificate of Appreciation Template 4

Information and Forms

Adjectives for Writing Awards
Army Volunteer Corps - Volunteer Bill of Rights
DD 2793 (Completed Sample) 
Narrative Words for Writing Awards 
Volunteer Brochure

VMIS Quick Start Guide
Volunteer Recognition SOP - Sample

Useful Forms & Links
DPFR Classes & Events

Register for IVC and other DPFR Classes

Register for IVC and other DPFR Events