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


Family Resource Center
4274 Idaho Ave.
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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. 

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

  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

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

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

Other Recognition

Volunteer Awards




Information and Forms

Useful Forms & Links