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.