Army Volunteer Corps Program
Army Community Service (ACS) is the home to the Army Volunteer Corps, which is the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and advocacy efforts for Fort Irwin. Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of positions throughout the installation. Through volunteer service, individuals can learn or enhance skills, get to know the community and meet new people, build their resumes, and more.
In 2011 there were 20,686 volunteer hours recorded. This computes to $450,748 that Fort Irwin saved from volunteers working on the installation. There are many services available to the installation that wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. We currently have over 600 volunteers – come join the force!
All volunteers must register through the Volunteer Management Information System, or VMIS, which can be accessed through ARMY OneSource. By doing this, volunteers can record and track their hours, which are then verified by their volunteer supervisor. This is a great tool for tracking your volunteerism. You can use the information on resumes, in job interviews, and to apply for awards such as the Volunteers of the Year Award or the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM).
The MOVSM is on the list of awards and decorations that earn promotion points for advancement to sergeant and staff sergeant. Soldiers who have earned the MOVSM can be awarded 15 promotion points in the awards section of the Promotion Point Worksheet, DA Form 3355. Read more. (Source: ArmyTimes.com)
Step 1: Visit myarmyonesource.com, and select “Volunteer Tools” from the menu in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Step 2: Select CA, then Fort Irwin – National Training Center.
Step 3: Browse through the volunteer opportunities to find one you’d like to do. You can narrow your search by organization.
Step 4: Select a position, and click apply. Fill out your information, and you will be contacted shortly by the Army Volunteer Corps Program manager.
If you don’t see anything that’s a good fit for you, contact the Army Volunteer Corps Program, and we can create a new position! We welcome you as a valuable resource to the Fort Irwin community and would be honored for you to share you time and talents with us.
Army Community Service is short on manpower and could use your help in the following areas:
- Relocation Readiness Program – Helps Soldiers and Families who are moving to or from Fort Irwin, organizes the Newcomers Orientation Welcome (N.O.W.)
- Mobilization and Deployment – Works closely with deploying Soldiers and their Families as well as Family Readiness Groups
- Army Family Team Building (AFTB) – Offers monthly classes on a variety of topics that help strengthen spouses and family members
- Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) – Organizes a yearly conference for community members to identify positive changes for the installation
POC: Tony Untalan, Army Volunteer Corps Program manager – (760) 380-8422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Desert Mana, a shelter that serves the homeless population in Barstow, needs help unloading their food truck and sorting items every Thursday at 1100. You will need to report to the admin office on 201 1st Ave, Barstow CA. You will then help the other volunteers sort food boxes in the church basement. If you would like more details, call Steven at (760) 256-7797.
Barstow Hospital Front Desk or Gift Shop or Blood Bank
Pick up volunteer application at the Gift Shop or Front Desk at the Barstow Hospital.
Be the mayor or vice mayor of your community (i.e. Crackerjack Flats) and make a difference by being a “Good Neighbor” Ambassador and bringing housing issues to light!
- $100 off cleaning bill for PCS or ETS (minimum 1 yr service)
- Letter of Recommendation (minimum 1 yr service )
- Parking Pass (minimum 3 months service)
- 10 hours of free childcare/month
2012 Mayoral Issues
Community Facebook Pages
- The Villages at Fort Irwin (updated by Pinnacle)
- Bitter Springs at Fort Irwin
- Cactus Cove at Fort Irwin
- Calico Estates Village
- Coyote Springs in Fort Irwin
- Desert Winds Community
- Sleepy Hollow Village at Fort Irwin
- Tiefort View
- Sage Brush Village
Before contacting your mayor or the main office line with any issues or concerns you might have, please contact your community manager. They are your first point of contact for resolving issues in your community.
Coyote Springs, Tiefort View, Mojave
Bronwynn Blackmon, Senior Community Manager
888-419-6499 ext 3709
Sleepy Hollow, Sandy Basin
Adrena Sheriff, Community Manager
888-419-6499 ext 3725
Desert Winds, Calico Estates, Dove Gulch, Sage Brush, Granite Canyon
Alisha Lewis, Leasing Manager
888-419-6499 ext 3713
Crackerjack Flats, Cactus Cove, Bitter Springs
888-419-6499 ext 3712
4553 Tippecanoe Fort Irwin, CA 92310
Main Office: (760) 386-4663
Work Order Request Line: (855) 646-6420
For more housing info, go to http://www.irwin.army.mil/Community/HousingRCI