Volunteer

Greetings from the USO of Northern Ohio and thank you for your interest in supporting the troops! USO of Northern Ohio is here 24/7, 365 days a year to deliver comfort and to enhance the morale and well-being of all our service members and their families. USO of Northern Ohio operates six USO Centers in Northern Ohio in addition to providing year-round recreational, educational, social and supportive services and programs to troops and their families. We are proud to have serve nearly 50,000 U.S. Armed Forces members and their families annually, and are proud to be the link that brings together military and civilian communities to serve those who serve our country.

Since 1941, USO of Northern Ohio volunteers have been at the heart and soul of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families throughout Northern Ohio. This section of our website is designed to provide you with information regarding volunteer opportunities and needs within the USO of Northern Ohio.

USO of Northern Ohio Center Location Volunteer Information: USO of Northern Ohio operates six USO Centers in Northern Ohio. Volunteers are needed to serve on regular and recurring shifts to keep all USO of Northern Ohio centers open for business during their center-specific hours of operation. Volunteers at a USO Center location can expect a typical day to include:

  • Greeting troops or military families and checking ID’s for access into the facility

  • Providing assistance to guests within the USO Center as needed Volunteer Requirements for USO Center Locations.

Volunteer Requirements for USO Center Locations

  • Complete and submit the on-line Volunteer Interest Application Form

  • Attend and successfully complete a USO of Northern Ohio Center Location Volunteer Orientation and Training Session (hosted year-round as needed at each Center)

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age to volunteer at a USO of Northern Ohio center location, unless accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.

  • Be willing to submit and have approved a background check as required by the City of Cleveland and the Department of Aviation to be issued an airport security badge to be considered for volunteer shifts at the USO Bob Hope Airport Lounge in Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Volunteer Requirements for Special Events & Programs

  • Complete and submit the on-line Volunteer Interest Application Form

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age to volunteer at a USO of Northern Ohio Center Location, unless accompanied by a legal parent or guardian

  • Attend and successfully complete a Volunteer Training Session, if necessary, prior to the Event or Program

Once you submit and register your Volunteer Interest Application form on-line, a member of the USO of Northern Ohio staff will contact you to learn more about your interests and to share some of the exciting opportunities for current and prospective volunteers to support America’s troops and their families. Please know that volunteers serve at the sole discretion of the USO and the organization can elect to engage or discontinue a volunteer’s services at any time. Completing a Volunteer Interest Application form does not guarantee engagement in USO volunteer activities. Volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis.

We look forward to learning more about you!

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