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AFDW seeks Command Volunteer Coordinators

The Air Force District of Washington’s Command Volunteer Coordinators are looking for leaders to excel the program through its second year of community outreach. The CVC gives Airmen the opportunity to volunteer for events that interest them within the NCR and make a difference.   (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman Tabitha N. Haynes)

The Air Force District of Washington’s Command Volunteer Coordinators are looking for leaders to excel the program through its second year of community outreach. The CVC gives Airmen the opportunity to volunteer for events that interest them within the NCR and make a difference. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Senior Airman Tabitha N. Haynes)

Joint Base Andrews, Md. --
Air Force District of Washington is looking for motivated Airmen to become new Command Volunteer Coordinators.

Volunteers contribute to many activities and organizations throughout the Air Force. They are also an essential part of supporting the National Capital Region mission, said 1st Lt. Delma Guevara, Command Volunteer Coordinator for AFDW.

"AFDW established this partnership with the Naval District Washington Regional Community Service Program with the goal to serve the community we live in," said Guevara. "This is one of the ways that we give back to our community--service projects are an integral part of the AFDW mission."

According to AFDW, duties include acting as the liaison between AFDW and Naval District Washington, promoting upcoming events by working closely with Public Affairs, briefing at commander's calls, collecting volunteer responses, tracking the number of volunteers at events, and distributing award certificates for volunteers.  A one-day training course at Washington Navy Yard will be required. 

"The command may ask CVC to do some projects that may be on the installation, but remember this is a community program that we are focused on being out in the community establishing community partnerships," said Olivia Hunter, Naval District Washington Regional Community Service Program Manager. "So it's important for that CVC to know some of the resources in his or her community."

You can expect to lead projects, organize logistics and travel, coordinate volunteer and advertise for upcoming events. The CVC is also responsible for coordinating with the commands in the NCR and briefing leadership, said Hunter.

"You want to look for a person who is very community oriented, who has good problem solving skills, who is very creative and of course good people skills," said Hunter. "You want someone who is very flexible and who has absolutely no problem with reaching out and being creative with new ideas for a program."

The CVC position is a rewarding and challenging job, but also has its benefits, said Johanna O'Neill, 89th Airlift Wing command volunteer coordinator.

"Volunteering is great whether it is done as a single, a couple or family. I think you always leave an event recharged," said O'Neill. "It is awesome to meet volunteers from other branches and government agencies while giving back to the community." 

For more information about an opportunity to become the AFDW Command Volunteer Coordinator, contact the AFDW Public Affairs at (240) 612-6464. To learn more about the program, visit www.facebook.com/AFDW.Volunteers.