VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SEARCH ENGINES FOR ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND RETIRED SERVICE MEMBERS

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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN// SUBJ/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SEARCH 
ENGINES FOR ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND RETIRED SERVICE MEMBERS// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF A WEB RESOURCE TO 
IDENTIFY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN LOCAL AREAS THROUGH THE "UNITED WE SERVE" 
WEBSITE.



2.  COMMUNITY SERVICE CONTINUES TO BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OUR 
NEIGHBORS HOW MUCH WE VALUE SERVICE THROUGH OUR ACTIONS.  WHILE OUR NAVY SPANS 
THE WORLD AS A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD, WE ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE A 
FORCE FOR GOOD HERE AT HOME, FURTHER REINFORCING WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE VALUE 
AS A NAVY.  OUR NAVY COMMUNITY, INCLUDING ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND RETIRED SAILORS 
AND CIVILIANS, CONTINUES TO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING AND SUSTAINING 
VOLUNTEER SERVICES THROUGHOUT OUR NATION.

3.  "UNITED WE SERVE" (HTTP://WWW.SERVE.GOV/) PROVIDES A SEARCH ENGINE THAT 
ENABLES NAVY ADVOCATES AND SUPPORTERS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, TO 
ENTER A CITY AND STATE LOCATION AND GET A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE 
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS.  IF YOU PREFER TO VOLUNTEER FOR ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT 
MILITARY FAMILIES OR MILITARY FUNCTIONS, YOU CAN NARROW YOUR SEARCH TO THOSE 
ACTIVITIES.  

4.  NAVY ACTIVITIES DESIRING TO POST VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES.  "UNITED WE SERVE" 
PROVIDES A RESOURCE TO EDUCATE THOSE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS.  VISIT 
HTTP://WWW.SERVE.GOV/RECRUIT.ASP TO LEARN HOW VARIOUS SOURCES ARE LINKED TO 
THE "ALL FOR GOOD" SITE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN THE 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, CONSULT OPNAVINST 5380.1A AND DISCUSS VOLUNTEER 
OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUR COMMAND OR REGION LEGAL COUNSEL TO ENSURE THE SERVICES 
DESIRED ARE PROPER VOLUNTEER REQUESTED SERVICES.

5.  THE ABOVE WEBSITE PROVIDES A RESOURCE, HELPING THOSE WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER 
BY IDENTIFYING AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES.  IN ADDITION TO OUR ACTIVE AND RESERVE 
SAILORS SERVING AND PROVIDING VOLUNTEER SERVICES AT HOME AND ABROAD, OUR 
RETIRED COMMUNITY, BOTH MILITARY AND CIVILIAN, CONTINUES TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE 
AND MENTOR YOUNG ADULTS.  THEIR CONTINUED DESIRE TO SERVE HAS AN ENORMOUS 
POSITIVE IMPACT WITHIN OUR SERVICE AND OUR COMMUNITIES.  OUR RETIRED SAILORS 
AND CIVILIANS CONTINUE TO SHOW US THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.  
WE TRULY VALUE THEIR LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT.

6.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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