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Quantico’s Volunteer Program (MVP) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to military personnel, family members (to include youth 13 years and older), veterans, and installation employees. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills, learn more about career options, make friends, garner new professional contacts, develop your professional network, get exercise, spend time outdoors/with animals/with kids, or even just shake up your routine.  For our military members, earn the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award or the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

All personnel must be in an approved off duty status to volunteer.

Getting started

Interested Volunteers must complete the MCBQ Volunteer Application

Volunteer opportunities are provided for informational purposes for active-duty personnel, family members, retirees, veterans, and civilian employees. The information provided on non-Federal volunteer opportunities does not imply official DoD or USMC endorsement.   


All personnel must be in an approved off duty status to volunteer. 

Installation Volunteer Coordinator703-784-9422 / 703-784-1303

Contact Installation Volunteer Coordinator    

three reasons for volunteering


1. Volunteering is great for the mind and body:


Helping others provides a means to increase overall levels of personal happiness. A small break from life's routines can improve your mood and helping others in need can help you refocus on the good things happening in your own life.  


2. Volunteering helps you connect with others:


Volunteering is the perfect bridge between Marine Corps life and the community both on base and off.   Volunteering helps you become more involved in the events and programs across our area.  It provides a great place to meet people with similar interests and can help families, friends, or units develop stronger relationships.   


3. Volunteering expands horizons:


A great way to test out a new career field or organization is to volunteer.  Most volunteers find the experiences provide for enhanced networking opportunities as well as the chance to develop new skills. 

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 Who is eligible to volunteer?

Any service member in an off duty status, civilian/DOD employees and their family members.

 Where do I find volunteer opportunities?

Visit the Quantico Volunteer Coordinator page at Quantico Volunteer Opportunities - MCCS Quantico 

 Where do go to view volunteer opportunities for teens/young adults?

Visit the USMC Volunteer Coordinator page at Quantico Volunteer Opportunities - MCCS Quantico to see the volunteer opportunities.

 Who do I contact to receive my Letter of Appreciation (LOA)?

Letter of Appreciation are provided by the Accepting Official from the Organization that you provide service with. Please note that not all organizations will provide such. It is the volunteer’s responsibility to report service hours to the Installation Volunteer Program via email here  or 703-784-9422/1303‚Äč to receive your LOA. If the event was coordinated by the Single Marine Program, please email the SMP here  about your Letter of Appreciation.

 How do I earn the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM)?

Visit SECNAV M-1650.1 for more information. Reference Tab 18, Appendix 4A pages, 4-55 to 4-58.

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