Volunteers in the Army Reserve Family Programs may be government employees (military and civilian), Family members, Retirees, or anyone who has an active interest in helping Soldiers and Family Members. Federal employees may not volunteer within programs in which they are employed.

Volunteers help augment unit and headquarters’ services and readiness capabilities. Volunteers are non-paid staff that work at various levels. They have access to unit resources within their official duties and in support of Soldier and Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs). Volunteers are not allowed to hold policy-making positions, supervise paid employees, military personnel, or perform inherently governmental functions. These functions may include but not limited to determining entitlements to benefits, authorizing expenditures of Government funds, or deciding rights and responsibilities of any group that falls under Government obligations.

Volunteer FAQs
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 Will I receive any training to learn how to accomplish my volunteer duties?


Training opportunities for volunteers are listed on the Training Support menu item of this website. You may also contact the Regional Volunteer point of contact for more information regarding training opportunities.

 How do I become a Statutory Volunteer?


Contact the Regional Family Programs professional for the state in which you reside. 

 What Volunteer opportunities are available to me?


a. Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Volunteer (Various Positions)

b. Volunteer Instructor

c.  Master Resilience Trainer

d. Command Volunteer Advisor

e.  Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Volunteer

 Who can be a Volunteer?


a. Family members (spouses, parents, siblings)

b. Significant others

c. Extended Family members

d. Retirees

e. Former military members

f.  Soldiers

g. Employers

h. Friends/neighbors

i.  Local community members

j.  Anyone interested in the welfare of Army Reserve Soldiers

Contact Us:


Email Us!
List of Family Programs Directors and Coordinators
National Suicide Prevention Call or Text: 988
Support specialists are available at Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647
Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community Toll-Free: 1-877-995-5247

OCONUS Veterans/Military Crisis Lines
Europe: 844-702-5495 or DSN 988
Pacific: 844-702-5493 or DSN 988
Southwest Asia: 855-422-7719 or DSN 988