Henderson Hall’s Volunteer Program connects, equips and engages our Marine and Civilian Marine Volunteers to foster leadership, drive and potential.
The mission of the volunteer program is to inform and to enhance the quality of military and community volunteer programs aboard Henderson Hall and beyond its gates and build a strong sense of community among the Marine Corps units within the DC Metro Area. Develop and maintain a robust portfolio of diverse volunteering opportunities to meet various goals/needs.
The volunteer program is committed to the idea that a thoughtfully planned and well managed volunteer program can bring a wealth of benefits to the Marine, their family, and the surrounding community.
Passport to Volunteering
Passport to Volunteering will give volunteers the tools necessary to have a successful and fulfilling volunteer career. Volunteers will be exposed to the fulfilling part of volunteering and the necessary skills needed to ensure their volunteer experience is positive and rewarding. For current and upcoming volunteer opportunities, call 703-693-1253 or click here.
The Volunteer Opportunities Program Manager (VOPM) provides command sponsored and individual volunteer opportunities for Marines, their family members and DoD civilians. If you would like to be added to the volunteer opportunities email distribution list please email or call. Marines participating in individual volunteer opportunities should have the Henderson Hall Volunteer Form completed by the sponsoring agency and return a copy to the VOPM if they wish to have hours tracked for the Presidential Service Award, Henderson Hall Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, or the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM).
Marines and civilians from Marine Corps Community Services at Henderson Hall joined students at Barcroft Elementary School on June 12th to celebrate the end of the school year.
Pre-K through 5th grade students anxiously lined up to compete with Marines and volunteers in various activities such as rope climbing, tug of war and rock climbing. One volunteer who showed enthusiasm from beginning to end in the 100 degree weather was a gregarious Lance Corporal Maldonado from 8th and I. Maldonado is currently stationed in Marine Barracks Washington DC 8th & I and although the sun and humidity caused students to take frequent breaks, Maldonado kept going. Volunteering is something Maldonado frequently does at every duty station and he is fully aware of the impact and benefits volunteering can have on the local community. Staying active is important to Maldonado as he believes helping out and giving back provides opportunities to meet others from all walks of life. Maldonado recognizes the importance of volunteering as it extends beyond the students and can prompt other students and Marines to give back too. “Kids are full of energy and happiness, and I am glad I can help in making a difference,” Maldonado added.
Lance Corporal Maldonado has volunteered for other events including the 2015 Urban Warrior Challenge here at Henderson Hall and served as a first responder when he volunteered with the NYPD helping residents along Far Rockaway Beach after Hurricane Sandy.