Volunteers undergo training to take, verify, and deliver emergency messages to and from service members. These messages are important to keep communication open between military families and are used to relay emergency information.
A Volunteer Coordinator is involved in the recruiting, placement, orientation, training and recognition of volunteers. The Coordinator is actively involved with surveying volunteers and supervisors on a regular basis to determine if needs are being met and seeks out new opportunities for volunteers to use their skills or learn new ones.
The Records Chairman is responsible for collecting volunteer hours, doing the data entry into the computer, providing monthly reports for the Advisory Council and State and Region when necessary, requesting volunteer records from other offices when volunteers transfer into the area and providing input into the ARC and installation recognition in April.
The BACH Coordinator works with the Bassett Army Community Hospital (BACH) hospital staff and volunteers on the additional requirements for placement in the hospital to include a BACH orientation, immunization screening and a background check. The Coordinator works with the Advisory Council Liaison for BACH to verify that volunteer and supervisory needs are being met and seeks input from the Station staff on issues.
The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a program of service and leadership opportunities for youth which could fill the need for a summer volunteer program or expand into a year-round activity with a leadership component, a voice on the Advisory Committee and potential involvement with the Chapter's youth initiative.
Special Projects Coordinator
The Special Projects Coordinator is willing to take on a unique request, plan a project or help out in a larger annual project such as the Bosnia Mail Box drive, Holiday CardsMail for SoldiersHeroes or a Red Cross month publicity campaign. Volunteers can also be placed in: Bassett Army Community Hospital, Kamish Medical Clinic, Troop Dental Clinic, Veterinary Clinic, JAG, Child Development Center and with prior coordination other opportunities may be available. Volunteers with WEB SITE development skills could update and monitor the Web Page for the Station, within the military LAN guidelines and with approval. Volunteers who have skills in Newsletter publishing could design and publish a monthly newsletter for the Station or oversee the public relations needs of the office.