From the Army Volunteer Corps Office
Volunteers are the cornerstone of many programs and White Sands Missile Range is really privileged to have so many people willing to go the extra mile to provide programs and services that enhance the quality of life in this community.
Some of the services that volunteers provide are religious education, scouting, youth sports, protecting natural resources, preserving the history of White Sands by researching and cataloging a multitude of artifacts, instructing classes, and supporting Military Families through the Family Readiness Groups (FRGs)
WSMR volunteers who share their time and talents to make a difference in our community will be honored during National Volunteer Week in April. More information about this recognition will be forthcoming soon.
“It is easy to overlook the work that volunteers do because volunteers do not sing their own praises. However, they affect so many lives every day through their service. National Volunteer Week is a way of saying ‘Thank you’ to these selfless men, women, and children that exemplify the spirit of sharing and caring that is so prevalent in this community,” said Anna Maria Vestal, Acting Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator.
Volunteers are reminded to make sure they log in their volunteer time in the Volunteer Management Information System to receive the recognition that they deserve. Volunteer supervisors are encouraged to submit nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Deadline for these awards is Feb. 17.