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Volunteer Program

Army Community Service wants you as a volunteer member of our staff.

Being an ACS volunteer offers several benefits:

  • Flexible Hours - ACS offers flexible work schedules to individuals interested in becoming part of a great organization. You choose the hours and the days that you want to work.
  • Job Training - Training is provided through hands on experience, close supervision, and workshops. You can get valuable experience and training with computers, office skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Free Daycare - Check with ACS for details.

Contact the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator to find out more about volunteering within ACS, the Presidio of Monterey, or volunteering in the community at +1 (831)242-7661.

Visit to find additional volunteer opportunities in our community.

Army Volunteer Corps Benefits

Volunteers make a meaningful difference in the lives of Soldiers and their Families every day. Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) is designed to help you find local volunteering opportunities with organizations that benefit the Army community.

The AVC has redefined volunteering within the Army. We embrace existing volunteer programs, unite all volunteers who support Soldiers and Families, including the Active Force, National Guard and Army Reserve, and formalize the Army’s commitment to volunteerism.

No matter where people volunteer in the Army community, they usually want to contribute to Soldiers and their Family members. We recognize this common goal and want to help you find the right opportunity for you.

Volunteering helps your community and helps you as well. When you participate with AVC, you will:

  • Gain a sense of satisfaction and achievement by meeting challenges
  • Learn about the Army, our sister services, and the community
  • Acquire new skills and/or expand old ones
  • Obtain work experience
  • Build new friendships and become a cohesive part of the community
Annual Volunteer Recognition

Our mission would not be successful without the dedication of volunteers. In an effort to recognize our truly outstanding volunteers at the Presidio of Monterey and the Monterey military community, Army Community Service is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Volunteers.

Simply fill out the Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form or call ACS at +1 (831)242-7661 to have one faxed or emailed to you. Nominations should be submitted to Army Community Service, General Stilwell Community Center, Building 4260, Seaside, CA 93955, e-mailed, or faxed to +1 (831)242-7662.

Anyone can nominate a Volunteer, and everyone is welcome to do so. Feel free to attach a memo describing your nominee’s volunteer service.

The nominee categories are:
Active Duty Army                 Army Spouse
Active Duty Navy                 Navy Spouse    
Active Duty Air Force           Air Force Spouse
Active Duty Marine Corps    Marine Corps Spouse

A selection committee approved by the Volunteer Advisory Council will choose one outstanding nominee from each category. Every nominee will get a certificate; however, the outstanding volunteers from each category will have a professionally framed certificate presented by the Garrison Command Team.

The award for outstanding volunteer will be presented at a date, and location determined by each unit/organization.

Outstanding Volunteers Archive

LCpl Claire Serenska, MCD, Marine Corps Service Member

LCpl Serenska is a prolific volunteer who has wholly devoted herself to supporting her peers and the local community. She first became a Marine Corps representative to the DLIFLC Joint Service BOSS program in April of 2014 and has excelled from a service liaison, to BOSS Secretary and later President. In addition to her leadership contributions, she has personally devoted approximately 200 of her off-duty hours in support of various BOSS events. She has contributed significantly outside of the BOSS program as well, supporting the DLIFLC Language Day 2014 and sitting on the 2014 Marine Corps Ball committee. LCpl Serenska accomplishes all of this while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She uses her language skills to mentor and tutor her peers who are awaiting language training.


SN Christianna Allen, CIDU, Navy Service Member

SN Allen consistently seeks out volunteer opportunities within the local community. She is a regular volunteer at both the SPCA and POM Museum. She has also taken charge as the Volunteer Coordinator for her division at the unit. She is responsible for putting out volunteer events to a division of 44 Sailors that take place on the weekends. SN Allen has qualified for a Letter of Appreciation from the Commanding Officer of CID Unit Monterey for her volunteer work and it will be awarded to her in the near future.  She is a great representative of not only the unit, but the Presidio of Monterey and DLIFLC as a whole. SN Allen's devotion and dedication to volunteering brings great credit upon herself, the Navy and the entire military service.


Ms. Justine Russell, F Co, 229th MI BN, Army Spouse

Justine volunteers her time for multiple organizations that support the Presidio of Monterey Military Community. She is a dedicated, dynamic, and deserving volunteer whose efforts merit recognition as an Outstanding Military Volunteer. First, she is a very active member of the Fort Ord Mayoral Program and serves as the Doe Park mayor. She also does an incredible job leading the F Co FRG. Over the past eight months, Justine has planned three FRG BBQs, planned and hosted nearly a dozen brunches/coffees, six FRG fundraisers, and put on countless get-togethers for new spouses. The FRG and the spouses of Foxtrot Company have benefited greatly from her selfless-service, sense of duty, and passion for the FRG. Justine also volunteers her time at the Monterey Military Attic where she serves as the assistant manager and spends the entirety of her Fridays and some weekends. She is a model Spouse and mother who give so much to so many.


SGT Renee Greene, HHC, Army Service Member

SGT Greene Volunteered for a total of 148 hours in support of HHC’s FRG. She assisted with the set up and break down of events, coordination of A/V support, and building security for FRG Movie Nights. SGT Greene’s continued involvement in the FRG boosted morale and set the example for NCOs to emulate. SGT Greene also volunteered 54 hours in the local community including roles such as a volunteer CYSS softball coach and assisted at the Post-Wide Yard Sales. SGT Greene’s 202 total volunteer hours reflect her dedication to bridge the gap and strengthen the relationship between DLIFLC and the local community. Her frequent involvement in the Monterey community is representative of the fact that DLIFLC cares about giving back to the local community.


SSgt Charles Davis, 314th TRS, Air Force Service Member

SSgt Davis is a dedicated and passionate volunteer. He is always willing to take on difficult jobs, as well as those that are not always the most comfortable. Within the Mayoral Program, he has helped with setup and has directed parking for the Post Wide Yard Sales. In spring 2014, he volunteered as the Easter Bunny for a community wide event, and grilled over 200 hotdogs in support of the Mayoral Program Family BBQ Carnival. He also helps out at the Monterey Military Attic, working to sort and organize as well as helping to move large items. SSgt Davis also serves the POM Chapel weekly as a Praise & Worship Leader. In this position, he teaches student volunteers from DLI about music theory, dynamics, and helps them to grow as musicians. He is also the 314th TRS Booster Club President and volunteers as a Physical Training Leader (PTL). SSgt Davis also dedicated his time to improving the quality of life of Service Members by participating in the 2014 Armed Forces Action Plan (AFAP) Conference as a facilitator. His leadership skills are unsurpassed by his peers; he attacks every task with energy and zest, and hast a lasting impact on every organization he serves in.


Mrs. Emilee Davis, 314th TRS, Air Force Spouse

Emilee Davis is a selfless volunteer with a heart for helping others. Emilee stands out from the rest; over the past year, she has dedicated countless hours in volunteer service as an Armed Forces Team Building Instructor (AFTB, Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) volunteer, Mayoral Program Secretary, Home School Coop volunteer, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Key Spouse for 314th TRS, and ACS Volunteer Marketing Assistant. Emilee is always extremely organized and has an eye for detail. She created a class focused on helping Military Families arrange all of their important documents and items and how to be prepared in the event of a sudden move or emergency. Her computer expertise is also always valued; she consistently develops colorful flyers and pamphlets in support of the AFTB program. Emilee’s input and assistance has been vital to the success of AFTB and all of the other programs she serves. Emilee always has time to mentor and help others, never hesitating to set aside time to meet with those who seek her guidance. Emilee is a team player, always motivating others and contributing ideas to improve every group she associates with. Emilee’s tireless service and support has made a positive difference in our ability to support those who serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces.


SPC James Booher, D Company, 229th MI BN, Army Service Member

Mrs. Amanda Reyes, C Company, 229th MI BN, Army Spouse

SN Barbara McCurnin, CIDU, Navy Service Member

Mrs. Judy Moyer, NPS, Navy Spouse

SSgt Charles Davis, 314th TRS, Air Force Service Member

Mrs. Emilee Davis, 314th TRS, Air Force Spouse

CPL John Varkaos, MCD, Marine Corps Service Member

Mrs. Leah Borg, MCD, Marine Corps Spouse

SFC Jonathan Johnson, E Company, 229th MI BN, Army Service Member

Mr. Daniel Clay Lindsey, A Company, 229th MI BN, Army Spouse

LS2 Edward Delagarza, CIDU, Navy Service Member

A1C Kirsten Osborne, 314th TRS, Air Force Service Member

Mrs. Shawn Anderson, Air Force Spouse

CPL John Varkados, MCD, Marine Corps Service Member


Volunteer Recognition

Download the Volunteer Recognition Form.