CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea — USAG Daegu's Religious Support Office (RSO) recognized over 250 volunteers for their contributions and tireless devotion to the Area IV community during an appreciation banquet at Camp Walker's Evergreen Club on Oct. 7.

Volunteers socialize before a recognition ceremony at Camp Walker, South Korea. USAG Daegu's Religious Support Office recognized more than 250 volunteers for their contributions to the Area IV community at the Oct 7 event.
Volunteers socialize before a recognition ceremony at Camp Walker, South Korea. USAG Daegu's Religious Support Office recognized more than 250 volunteers for their contributions to the Area IV community at the Oct 7 event. (Photo Credit: Mathew Gleeson) VIEW ORIGINAL

According to USAG Daegu RSO, the local volunteers have logged a total of 8830 hours from January 2021 to August 2021. They come from a variety of ages and backgrounds: including school children, teenagers, senior citizens, civilians and Active Duty service members.

By volunteering as part of the Area IV community, the volunteers are directly impacting one of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Holistic Health and Fitness domains — Spiritual Readiness.

The Army emphasizes spiritual readiness because it "supports individual and collective readiness as Soldiers negotiate challenging moral and ethical situations in training or operational environments."

USAG Daegu Commander Col. Brian P. Schoellhorn praised the volunteers during the appreciation dinner for their selfless service and direct impact on the military community.

Col. Brian P. Schoellhorn, USAG Daegu Garrison Commander, presents volunteers with a certificate of appreciation during an Oct 7 dinner at Camp Walker, South Korea. USAG Daegu's Religious Support Office recognized more than 250 volunteers for their contributions to the Area IV community at the event.
Col. Brian P. Schoellhorn, USAG Daegu Garrison Commander, presents volunteers with a certificate of appreciation during an Oct 7 dinner at Camp Walker, South Korea. USAG Daegu's Religious Support Office recognized more than 250 volunteers for their contributions to the Area IV community at the event. (Photo Credit: Mathew Gleeson) VIEW ORIGINAL

Each year hundreds of volunteers devote their time supporting programs and services across USAG Daegu. They selflessly give their time to the Army community by serving Soldiers, Families and Civilians. From leading Family readiness groups, to coaching youth sports, to assisting administrative offices, volunteers are critical to building strong communities.

Learn more about current volunteer opportunities by visiting the USAG Daegu Religious Support Office or contacting Army Community Service.