United Service Organizations (USO)
The United Service Organizations (USO) is chartered by Congress as a nonprofit, charitable corporation. It is not a part of the U.S. Government. The USO is endorsed by the President of the United States and the Department of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. The original intent of Congress—and enduring style of USO delivery—is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. Thus, although some USO programs/services are similar to those provided by other agencies, the hallmark of the USO has been and will continue to be HOW--as much as WHAT--services are provided.
Volunteers needed for ACOA service at
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport USO
see the Volunteers Opportunities page for more information on dates and shifts
The USO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the United States Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide, and to create a cooperative relationship between United Military communities and those involved or supporting civilian communities. Their flagship operation is the Jean Amos Center at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (http://www.usogeorgia.org). This USO Center, because of its strategic location in the world’s busiest airport, assists thousands of service men and women and their families every year.
The Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association (ACOA) is seeking volunteers to support the monthly hospitality service at the Atlanta USO. We staff the USO every 3rd Saturday of each month in two shifts. Shift 1 is from 1000 to 1230 and Shift 2 is from 1230 to 1500. Please note these are slightly new shifts. Commissioned Corps officers are needed to volunteer during the following days/times:
Officers are expected to serve in uniform. The preferred uniform is service khakis. Family members are not normally allowed to participate in the event, since USO volunteers are expected to be over 18 years of age. Officers may bring food, groceries, games, movies, and magazines to donate to the USO of their own accord. All officers are welcome. However, first preference for volunteering will be given to ACOA members. This is one of ACOA’s most visible activities. It is also a wonderful and rewarding service opportunity.
The USO team will send out three separate calls for volunteers each year. One for January-June events, one for July-November events, and one for the December holiday party.
Thank you for your support!