Volunteer your time and talents

The United States Marine Corps is steeped in tradition and has a strong legacy of service which continues everyday by Marine Corps volunteers. There is no better way to feel at home in Hawaii and build your ʻohana (meaning family) than to lend your talents and time to the surrounding community. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people, build working relationships, acquire new skills and learn about local culture.  Volunteers support the pillars of resiliency and enhance their lives and the lives of those that benefit from strong Marines, families and a stronger Marine Corps. Please reach out to the Installation Volunteer Coordinator for more information on how to get involved or to inquire about sharing your volunteer opportunity with Marine Corps volunteers. 

Looking for Volunteers: 

MCCS will process requests from both on-installation government affiliated agencies and off-installation Non-Federal Entities (NFE). Organizations seeking volunteer support for programs, events, or activities sponsored by local, state or federal governments; veterans, service-related, patriotic and historic organizations; and civic, service, youth, professional or educational entities will need to ensure their request is in accordance with the following guidelines.  MCCS will advertise volunteer opportunities that can reasonably be expected to bring credit to the individuals involved and to the Navy and Marine Corps team as well as being consistent with Department of the Navy and Marine Corps policies.  

Before MCCS will advertise any volunteer opportunity, volunteer participation in the event must be considered suitable in accordance with the following criteria: 

  1. On-installation federal entity request must meet the established requirements in accordance with all applicable orders, regulations, and directives. 

  1. It is appropriate to associate MCCS and the command with the NFE's event, and volunteer support of the event will not bring discredit to the Marine Corps or MCCS. 

  1. The NFE's event is of interest and benefit to the local civilian and military community, and volunteer support of the NFE's event will not appear to endorse or favor any private individual, special interest group or business, religion, ideology, commercial venture, political candidate or organization. 

  1. The NFE's event is not intended to provoke controversy or public confrontation. 

  1. The NFE does not exclude any person from its membership or the event for reasons of creed, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or religion. 

  1. Partisan political organizations, ideological movements, and NFEs whose constitution, by-laws, membership qualifications or ritual are not made public, are ineligible to be advertised. 

  1. The NFE must not require service member volunteers to wear their uniforms while volunteering off the installation in their personal, unofficial capacities. 

If the volunteer opportunity meets the above criteria, the organizations point of contact is requested to complete the following steps: 

  1. Review the Volunteer Ready video. 

  1. Email OMBKBayIVC@usmc-mccs.org with information about the volunteer need, including: date, time, location, description of duties, equipment or supplies needed or preferred, and considerations for the volunteer (e.g. safety hazards, age requirements, registration requirements, etc.). 

  1. Once a the email is received by MCCS personnel, you will be notified that your request has been received and is being considered according to established checklist. All requests will have an approved or denied determination within 7 working days. 

  1. Events will be advertised in one or more of the following ways: included in the monthly volunteer newsletter, shared on MCB Hawaii Volunteers Facebook page, shared on the @mcbhawaiivolunteers Instagram page, as an email to the MCBH volunteer email roster, and/or as a paper flyer. 


How to Volunteer: 

  1. It is recommended (not required) that the individual or group seeking volunteer opportunities review the “Passport to Volunteering” video at  

  1. Sign up for the MCBH Volunteer Email Roster by emailing your name and email address to OMBKBayIVC@usmc-mccs.org 

  1. Follow MCB Hawaii Volunteers on Facebook and/or @mcbhawaiivolunteers on Instagram. 

  1. Connect with the agencies point of contact listed in the opportunity advertisement for coordinating instruction. 

  1. Keep track of all completed volunteer opportunities and hours for recognition at the annual installation volunteer appreciation event normally held each year in April. Installation volunteer coordinators will collect volunteer information between January and February each year. 

Continuous Opportunities 


L.I.N.K.S. is accepting volunteers to join us, network, support and share your knowledge with others that are living the military lifestyle like you! Volunteer opportunities consist of administration support, mentoring, session support and hospitality during L.I.N.K.S. Volunteer opportunities consist of mentoring, administration support, session support and hospitality during our workshops. All volunteers will be properly trained to support and assist L.I.N.K.S. with confidence! 
Join our L.I.N.K.S. Volunteer team and be a part of our growing community where we have fun giving back to the military community! 


Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library 

The MCBH Base Library is looking for hardworking and friendly volunteers to help with duties such as shelving, retrieving books from the book drop, assisting with events, and more!   

If you are interested, please register to attend a volunteer orientation offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM by emailing MCBHAWAII.BASELIBRARY@usmc-mccs.org or calling 808-254-7624. 


Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) 

NMCRS is accepting professional individuals with base access and availability between 0800-1600, Monday through Friday to assist Service members and eligible family members. Volunteer opportunities include: 

  • Client services - reception duties 

  • Casework - providing one-on-one financial education and assistance 

  • Budget for Baby - teaching workshops to military families expecting a child 

All volunteers will be properly trained to support and assist NMCRS with confidence. 

More Info:nmcrs.org 



Volunteers are recognized monthly as they reach 25 hour intervals (25, 50, 75, 100, etc.) of volunteer service on the base marquees.  Individuals meeting those hour thresholds may opt to be recognized by name by submitting an email to OMBKBayIVC@usmc-mccs.org with proof of volunteer service in the form of LOAs or other written acknowledgement.   

Annual recognition ceremonies will be announced through installation and unit channels which will enable Installation and Unit leadership to publicly acknowledge the selfless support and dedication you displayed through your volunteering efforts.  Impact Service Awards are awarded by organizations for impact of volunteer work.  These awards do not require a minimum amount of volunteer hours to be met. The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) are presented based on the number of hours volunteered throughout the calendar year based on the eligibility requirements outlined here: https://presidentialserviceawards.gov/eligibility. 


Contact Information

MCCS Marine & Family Programs | Volunteers

Building 579
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Phone: 8082572650

Email: OMBKbayIVC@usmc-mccs.org

Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday CLOSED
Holiday hours may vary.
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