Volunteer

At USO Wisconsin, volunteers play a special role in making moments matter for our troops and their families. Whether it is welcoming a visitor to an airport center, easing someone’s journey through MEPS with a cup of coffee, or providing a free phone call for a military member on the training field to connect with a loved one, volunteers lead with their hearts and serve with integrity. Register to volunteer for a one-time event or to provide your ongoing support.


Volunteer at a USO center:

Center volunteers provide help on a regular, usually weekly basis. Centers are located at the Milwaukee and La Crosse airports, the Milwaukee Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), and at Fort McCoy. Center volunteers interact with currently serving military and are the backbone of the services we provide.

Volunteer tasks at the centers include helping service members find what they need, stocking supplies, cleaning the facilities, greeting visitors, and completing daily tasks to warmly meet the needs of our guests. Each volunteer must fulfill a required number of shifts assigned to each center.

Milwaukee Airport Center Attendant

  • The center is inside the airport, behind a security checkpoint. Volunteers receive free parking while working at the airport.
  • The center is open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
  • Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 12 hours per month. Shifts are 2-4 hours in length, usually self scheduled, and must be worked when the center is open.
  • Volunteers must be 16 years old and have a valid ID.

La Crosse Airport Center Attendant

  • Volunteers receive free parking while working at the airport.
  • The center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers must be 16 years old and have a valid ID.

Fort McCoy Center Attendant

  • Field volunteers serve on range, when requested by the units. Lifting, walking in the field, or other physical requirements may be part of the job.
  • Hours of operations are Thursday - Monday (closed on Tuesday and Wednesday) from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Field volunteers must be 18 years old and have a valid ID. Office and special projects volunteers must be 16 years old.

Milwaukee Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Center Attendant

  • MEPS is the first stop for new recruits processing into the military. The USO Center serves the recruits and their families during this transition.
  • The center is open Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers are requested to work once a week for a 2-4 hour shift.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old and have a valid ID.

USO of Wisconsin Administrative Office

  • Volunteers assist with various office tasks in support of the USO Wisconsin management staff, including tracking donations, organization of in-kind products, and answering the phone. This weekly volunteer work requires grammar skills and experience in Excel and Word.
  • The office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers are requested to come in once a week.

Volunteer at a USO event:

USO Wisconsin has programs for our military families, such as Operation Christmas or the Father/Daughter Dance, and we have annual fundraising events, such as the Gala and the golf outing. Once you are a registered USO volunteer, you can choose which events to help at or dig in a little deeper by assisting in planning and organizing the event.


Run a collection drive:

Set up a collection drive at work or in your community for items to be handed out to currently serving military at our centers and programs. Click here for more information.


Send a care package:

Our Wisconsin troops currently deployed overseas love care packages from home. Click here for more information.


Create your own fundraiser:

Maybe you would like to create your own fundraising event for USO, such as a bowling night, pancake breakfast, or car show. Your imagination is the limit! Contact USO for assistance.


Make USO the recipient of your participation in an event:

When you are running your next marathon or biking in a long distance ride, and would like to raise funds for USO Wisconsin, we can help you set up your Facebook page or create a crowd rise webpage for your donors.

Continue on volunteers.uso.org