Army Volunteer Corps (AVC)

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
Holidays Closed (All Federal Holidays)

Contact

622 Swift Rd.
Bldg. 622
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (845)938-3655

Military DSN Tel:
+1 (312)688-3655

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To The Point Newsletter
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Mission:

To 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.

Vision:

To be a trained and resourced professional volunteer force supported by Army leadership and prepared to contribute to Army readiness and well-being.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers support the installation mission in a variety of capacities such as: coaches, office assistants, program assistants and much more. Joining the West Point volunteer team enables you to gain valuable work experience while helping others.

Some of the organizations we work with are:

American Red Cross Army AthleticsBetter Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Big Brothers Big SistersBoy ScoutsChild, Youth and School ServicesDaughters of the United States ArmyDirectorate of Cadet Activities Food Bank of the Hudson ValleyGirl Scouts Habitat for HumanityKosciuszko's GardenMorgan FarmPuppies Behind BarsSpecial OlympicsVictor Constant Ski SlopeWest Point Women's ClubWreathsacrossamerica.org

Other resources for volunteer opportunities: • serve.govnewyorkcares.org

How to volunteer at West Point
  • The Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator (AVCC) assists potential volunteers with locating volunteer organizations and opportunities at West Point that are right for them. 
  • The AVCC will put you in contact with the organization you want to volunteer with. During this time, the volunteer and organization should agree upon a position in which the volunteer will serve. The volunteer must receive a copy of the position description and must register PRIOR to beginning volunteer service.
How to register to volunteer

Register on the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) West Point organizations are now on line with the new Department of the Army Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS). The system is used to track volunteer hours, training and awards. If a position is not in the system, contact the AVC Coordinator for assistance. Please refer to the How-to Guide for Volunteers for step by step instructions. The Volunteer Daily Time Record is a useful tool to track hours on a daily basis.

After registering, you must complete the necessary paperwork. If you are unsure which form to complete after reading below, please contact the AVCC.

• Volunteer Agreement (DD Form 2793) This form is position specific and must be signed by the volunteer and the organization accepting official. A separate DD2793 form must be completed/signed for each statutory activity in which the volunteer works.

• Parental Permission Form (DA Form 5671) This form must be signed prior to the commencement of volunteer services when volunteers are under the age of 18. 

The organization will provide orientation to the volunteer. During this orientation, the volunteer will become introduced to the organization in which they will be serving. Logging hours  must be done in VMIS. Hours shall be recorded by the 15th of each month for the previous month in order for the system to accept them.

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Black and Gold Volunteer Award

The Black and Gold Award was created by the Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) as an elite award for West Point volunteers who go above and beyond in their volunteer service. One key element in the award process is registration by the volunteer and documentation of volunteer hours. This process enables the installation to track the contributions of the volunteer workforce as well as provide the benefits allowed by law.

The Garrison Commander recognizes volunteers that have gone the extra mile in the West Point Community by promoting a sense of community and performing volunteer service with a professional, positive, and caring attitude. Volunteers may be nominated by anyone with knowledge of individual's contributions. Each organization is responsible for recognizing their volunteers  on a continual basis.

Black and Gold Nomination Form (PDF file)
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PLEASE NOTE: Nominations may be submitted by anyone with direct knowledge of nominee’s volunteer service record. Nominations must be approved by the Director of the volunteer agency, his/her designated representative, or O-6 Commander/CSM or above in the chain of command. Volunteers are not eligible to be nominated by an organization for more than one (1) Black and Gold Volunteer Award per year. To nominate an individual for the Black and Gold Volunteer Award, a nomination form must be completed and submitted to the AVCC prior to close of business on the nomination deadline.
 

West Point Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC)

Representatives from organizations benefiting from volunteer service, as well as command spouses and community representatives meet bi-annually to discuss volunteer and community news, share program plans and network to support the installation and surrounding communities. For more information, please contact the AVCC at +1 (845)938-3655.

Volunteer Assistance Request Form

If you are an organization in need of volunteer support, please complete a Volunteer Assistance Request Form. Please note that ample notice must be provided when requesting volunteers, particularly for special events and date-specific needs.

Fequently Asked Questions About Utilizing Volunteers
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WEST POINT ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE REQUEST FORM
Please provide detailed information.
Ample notice must be provided when requesting volunteers and volunteer support cannot
be guaranteed. Please note: The AVCC reserves the right to refuse to recruit for any position
that could be viewed as controversial, filling a vacant civil service or military position, or could be a potential conflict with other unit/organization positions.

Form requests links have (temporarily) been disabled at this time. Patrons should utilize phone numbers provided or stop by the facility for additional information.