The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
The USO center at the San Francisco International Airport relies on volunteers to fulfill the USO's mission of lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families. The Center Representative volunteers assist with day to day center operations. Their responsibilities include; Greeting and assisting active duty military personnel and their dependents. Checking ID's, requiring guests to sign in. Providing information regarding the airport, airline connections and local military bases to guests. General maintenance of the center including cleaning and providing snacks and beverages. Changing the bedding in the cribs when the nursery is used. Keeping counters, floors and bathrooms clean and tidy. Maintaining daily records of center foot traffic, donation information and volunteer hours. Register and record personal volunteer hours on USOVolunteer.org USO are located at San Francisco International Airport - Terminal 1, Mezzanine Level. Free parking pass after training period.
USO Volunteers - San Jose MEPS
Volunteers are needed to help operate and maintain the USO center located in the San Jose MEPS. Volunteers hours are Monday through Friday for 3 hour shifts from 7:00am to 4:00pm.
Volunteers are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for military recruits, applicants, and their families. Volunteers will help new service members better understand the USO and encourage them to utilize services throughout their military career. USO Volunteers provide information, comfort, and light snacks at the USO facility. For more information or to sign up please visit www.volunteers.uso.org
A Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) is where applicants for military service go to complete the enlistment process. There are 65 MEPS in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Nicknamed "Freedom’s Front Door," MEPS are staffed with military and civilian professionals who carefully screen each applicant to ensure he or she meets the physical, academic and moral standards set by each Service.
Following the Oath of Enlistment, an applicant is now a full member of the U.S. Military. At this point, he or she may ship directly to Basic Training for his or her branch, or enroll in the Delayed Entry (or Enlistment) Program (DEP) and undergo training at a future time. It can be a long day, and a lot happens quickly, but applicants are briefed at every step by MEPS staff, and there is always help available should questions arise.
The San Jose MEPS is one of two Military Entrance Processing Stations located in Northern California. The origin of the current San Jose MEPS dates back to the late 1950s when it was located on Van Ness Street in San Francisco. In the early 1960s it was relocated to Clay Street in Oakland, and later in 1986 it moved to Broadway also in downtown Oakland.
In October 2000, the MEPS relocated from Oakland to Mountain View, adjacent to Moffett Federal Airfield, and was renamed the San Jose MEPS. Whether located in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose area, the MEPS has had a long and proud history of processing applicants from the Bay Area into the armed services.
The San Jose MEPS has a proud history of community involvement; by volunteering for charitable causes, orchestrating blood drives, food and monetary donations for the homeless shelters, as well as membership on local Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Leadership Councils, Red Cross, Coaching Sports Teams, and volunteering throughout the region in numerous civic and cultural events.
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