Part one is registering with www.myarmyonesource.com, covered in this easy tutorial. Note: When you register with www.myarmyonesource.com you are essentially also registered with VMIS (the Army Volunteer Corps' Volunteer Management Information System). VMIS is part of www.myarmyonesource.com.
Go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com then move your cursor over the family programs tab from the main website. A columnar list of options will appear. Slide your cursor down to volunteering and across to click on volunteer tools.
Click on volunteer opportunities (if not already highlighted), then click on your state and then click on your nearest installation. In this example I clicked on "Maryland" and then "Fort George G. Meade."
Search for a volunteer position that appeals to you
(or the one you are already doing). You can search by military
community, address, group (this is a collective group of organizations;
e.g. ACS, Red Cross, Spouse Groups, etc.), organization (this is a
single organization, such as the Army Family Team Building program
within ACS or a specific single military unit), or keyword. The military
community, group and organization sections have drop down menus from
which to choose; the others have you type your selection. Chose one of
these options and then click the yellow search button. In this example I chose to search by "organizations" and then selected "Chapel Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) and then clicked search."
A list of volunteer position options should appear
and it may have many pages through which to sort Once you decide which position you desire, click
on the blue hyperlink that is the position title. In this example I chose "General Volunteer."
A copy of the volunteer position description should
appear. Read through the position description. If you decide that it
appeals to you click the yellow apply button towards the bottom
of the page (if not, you can click the yellow "back to search results"
or "back to opportunity locator" button and start over from there).
The next screen you see should include a
privacy act notice and volunteer position application. The VMIS system
should automatically fill in the information you provided when
registering with www.myarmyonesource.com. All you need to do is read the
privacy act information and then fill in any fields that have asterisks
(although you're welcome to supply more information) and click the
yellow submit button.
The organization's Official Point
of Contact (OPOC) for volunteers will receive an email that s/he has a
new volunteer application. OPOCs usually contact the volunteer if they
have questions or once they accept the application. Once your
application is accepted you can then start logging your volunteer hours
using VMIS (this process is covered in my next post).
Bless your heart for volunteering! The world is a better place because of great volunteers like you!
Thank you to Liz for kindly letting me use her screen shots.
This article was adapted from one I originally posted here.