Volunteering at NSSC is easy with VMIS

By Alfred TripoloneOctober 2, 2023

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NATICK, Mass. — In the military community, there's a common value we all share: the spirit of service. However, managing this spirit, acknowledging those who volunteer, and connecting them with appropriate opportunities has its challenges. The Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) was developed to specifically address these issues.

The Army Community Service Office held an informative session on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to familiarize newcomers with the platform's functionalities.

The VMIS web application supports connects individuals looking to volunteer with organizations requiring volunteer support. On top of connecting volunteers to appropriate service roles, recording hours, and managing their volunteer profiles, the application also incorporates tools for documenting certifications and training, and for awarding volunteers for their contribution to the community.

"This is a great resource for us all to use. Not only does it directly connect volunteers with event coordinators, but it allows those involved to track their hours," said Yolanda Kennedy, Army Community Service Division Chief at NSSC.

The centralized nature of VMIS makes it an essential asset for the Army Volunteer Corps. The system equips NSSC leaders to effectively recruit and deploy volunteer support in response to organizational needs.

"Volunteering brings people together. It creates a sense of community and belonging as all members of Natick Solider Systems Center work towards common goals," said Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Roldan, Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Garrison Natick. "This sense of togetherness fosters stronger social bonds and a more vibrant, cohesive community. Volunteering can improve quality of life and promotes the long-term sustainability of our installation and its programs. It is a fundamental component of building a thriving and resilient community."

VMIS is just an application but it stands for more. It represents NSSC's commitment to enhancing the well-being of Service Members, Civilians, our military families, and the wider community by simplifying the volunteering process and strengthening communal ties. Interested parties can register on the VMIS Army Family Web portal to explore volunteering opportunities.

Interested volunteers can register at https://vmis.armyfamilywebportal.com/ or contact the ACS office at 508-206-4026 or email: usarmy.natick.imcom.list.nati-acs@mail.mil