Fort Detrick
Army Volunteer Corps

Community Support Center
Bldg. 1520, Freedman Drive
Phone: 301-619-3171

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 0730-1630

About Fort Detrick Army Volunteer Corps

Fort Detrick offers many wonderful opportunities for people of all ages. Volunteering your time is one of life's little pleasures. The opportunities here at Fort Detrick and the surrounding area provide a large diversity of positions. On Post we have volunteer positions in the Library, Fitness Center, Youth Services, Child Development Center, Auto Craft Shop, Detrick Center for Training and Education Excellence, the Judge Advocate Tax Center, Army Community Services and Thrift Shop. We also offer opportunities to share your special skills and abilities as a coach for Basketball, Swimming, Tennis and Soccer or if special, one-time events are your thing, we are always in need of volunteers to help with auctions, appreciation days, movie nights, etc.

If you want to volunteer in the community, we offer positions within the school system through the Adopt-A-School program and the FCPS International Office as well. Other community opportunities include the Good Guides Program, Boys and Girls Club, the Frederick Rescue Mission, the Mental Health Association, Hands On Frederick and the R.S.V.P Program.

If you have some spare time or are looking for something to do, you should consider volunteering. Volunteer work is a great way to get out and meet new and interesting people and keep up your work skills. Did you know that volunteer experience translates to work experience on your resume?

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • AFTB Volunteer Program Manager

The AFTB Program is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who would like the opportunity to use/develop their leadership and training skills. This person will serve to mentor, guide and support AFTB volunteers, while working with Family Readiness Groups, military spouses and other volunteers. If you are looking for a personal and professional development opportunity, then we have the perfect position for you. Contact us at 301-619-3171 for more information or to get started today!

  • Fort Detrick Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is looking for a few good volunteers. Anyone interested in having some fun and giving a few hours a week is asked to contact the Installation Volunteer Coordinator at 301-619-3171 or the Thrift Shop Manager at 301-619-2289.

  • Army Community Service
  • ACS Administrative Assistant
  • Employment Readiness Assistant
  • Army Family Team Building
  • Volunteer Program Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Volunteer Instructors
  • Master Trainers

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, please call 301-619-3171 or stop by the Community Support Center, Building 1520, Room 129.

Orientations and Briefings

The Volunteer Coordinator is available to conduct or participate in orientations and briefings. Sessions are arranged to familiarize commanders, military personnel, family members, and the community with the services and resources available through the Army Volunteer Corps. For further information, or to schedule a briefing, contact the Army Volunteer Corps office at 301-619-3171.


Volunteer Advisory Council Please contact Volunteer Coordinator at 301-619-3171 for more information.

Volunteer Registration and Forms

Every volunteer (to include youth volunteers) on Ft. Detrick must be registered on External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website in the Volunteer Management Information System. Please select Volunteer Tools and follow the instructions to register, view and apply for volunteer opportunities. Volunteers under the age of 18, must also have their parents complete a DA Form 5671 and return it to their volunteer supervisor. For registration assistance, please call the Army Volunteer Corps office at 301-619-3171.

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS)

The Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) was developed to give the Army a real-time snapshot of volunteer activities at any given time, at any given installation. VMIS provides all of the tools needed to track volunteer hours, manage and track volunteers, post open positions, print reports, and much more. All volunteer hours will be tracked through the VMIS System. You may visit External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website or call the Army Volunteer Corps office at 301-619-3171 for additional information on this new system.

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) Training - for Volunteers and Volunteer Supervisors by request.


  • Volunteer Agreement (DD Form 2793) [PDF]
  • ACS Volunteer Service Record (DA Form 4162) [On VMIS]
  • Parental Permission (DA Form 5671) [On VMIS]
  • ACS Volunteer Daily Time Record (DA Form 4713) [On VMIS]
  • Volunteer Award Nomination Form (FD Form 1428R) [PDF]

Note: All volunteers must have a Volunteer Service Record, Volunteer Agreement, and log and turn in at least 1 hour of volunteer service to be recognized at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. For more information on volunteering please call 301-619-3171.

Blood Donor Program


For Blood Drive Information such as upcoming drive, times or to register to donate please visit External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website.

Do you have questions, concerns, need to make a comment?

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