Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer FAQs

What opportunities are available for USO volunteers?

The USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, from assisting troops and families at one of our airport centers or on our military bases, helping with special events, to delivering USO programs.

How do I volunteer with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey?

Individuals interested in volunteering with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey should submit a volunteer interest form at volunteers.uso.org, or contact Volunteer Administration Program Manager by email or at 215-847-2303  to learn how to get involved.

Is there a placement process to become a volunteer?

Yes, to volunteer at the USO Centers, each volunteer goes through a placement process which includes completing either the comprehensive volunteer interest form, interviewing for an assignment, completing a background check, signing a volunteer agreement, and completing orientation and training.

Once I submit a volunteer interest form, do I automatically become a volunteer?

Submitting a volunteer interest form does not guarantee placement as a volunteer. In most cases, interested individuals must participate in a placement process before becoming active. This is to ensure a successful match between the center’s needs and the volunteer’s skills and interests.

Does the USO send volunteers abroad?

The USO does not send volunteers abroad. However, the USO welcomes volunteer interest from individuals already living overseas in Europe or the Pacific, including active-duty military, their families, expatriates, host country nationals and others. If you fit this profile, please visit volunteers.USO.org to submit a volunteer interest form, or refer to our center directory to find the overseas location nearest to you.

What kind of time commitment is required of USO volunteers?

Time commitments vary according to each volunteer assignment and your individual needs/availability. Many assignments require an ongoing, weekly or biweekly commitment to help maintain consistency of service to our troops and their families. Other assignments may require a short-term commitment.

I am not able to make a regular commitment to volunteering but still want to help. What can I do?

We offer a myriad ways you can get your friends and family involved in supporting the troops. Contact us to to find out more information.

Who is eligible to volunteer with the USO?

Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who meet the qualifications established for each position regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, or condition of disability.  All Volunteers must be 18 years old and be able to pass a background check.

Are USO volunteers required to adhere to certain Standards of Conduct?

Yes. The Standards of Conduct outline the principles we ask all USO volunteers and employees to uphold. They were developed to maintain the high standards of conduct expected and deserved by America’s troops and their families.

If you have any questions about volunteering with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ centers, please email Volunteer Administration Program Manager at volunteers@libertyuso.org or via phone at (215) 847-2303.

Thank You For Supporting the Liberty USO!

Because of people like you, the Liberty USO is able to offer services to our military heros across the Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey Region.

How to Register

New volunteers may sign up by registering online at the USO's volunteer portal. Returning volunteers may log in to their account to sign up for positions with LibertyUSO.

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