Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
There are countless ways volunteers support the USO, but they all share an abiding dedication to our service members and their families. Whether it’s helping out at a special event, cheering troops at homecoming, manning a front desk or providing a listening ear, our volunteers are the reason service members know they can count on the USO.
The USO Fort Hood Center South opens to troops and their families at 9:30amam and closes at 6pm Monday through Friday, with volunteer opportunites from 9:30am to 1:30pm, 1:30pm to 5:30pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The center is also open Saturdays and Holidays from 12pm to 6pm, with volunteer opportunites from 11am to 3pm and 3pm to 7pm. The USO Fort Hood Center South helps over 7,000 Soldiers and their families every month.
The USO Fort Hood Center North opens to troops Thursday and Friday 5pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 10pm. Volunteer opportunites are available Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 7pm and 7pm to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 3pm, 3pm to 7pm and 7pm to 11pm.
There are also volunteer opportunites available at our special events such as Movies on the Lawn, Family Game Night and Storytime. These volunteer times vary, depending on the event. For example, Movies on the Lawn is typically on Friday nights May through August. Volunteers are needed to help serve nacho's, help at game booths, dress up as special characters, make snow cones, pass out popcorn and help with facepainting.
Interested in becoming a USO volunteer? Visit volunteers.uso.org to submit a volunteer interest form.