Return application to:
USO-NC @ Fort Bragg
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 73329
Fort Bragg, NC 28307 North Carolina, Inc.
Date_______________________Driver’s License #/State________________________
Date of Birth________________________Do you have a Criminal Record?_________
Home Phone_____________________Email Address___________________________
Current Employer & Phone________________________________________________
Do you currently have military privileges?____________________________________
Please list person(s) we should contact in an emergency:
Name Address Phone#
Name Address Phone#
References, other than family members:
Name Address Phone#
Name Address Phone#
Do you have previous volunteer experience?____________________________________
(if yes, please specify most recent below)
Do you have any special skills to share?____________________________________________
Why are you interested in volunteering for the USO of NC and what do you expect from your involvement here?
What language(s) do you speak?_____________________________________________
Do you have any physical limitations_________(if yes, please explain)______________
Would you be interested in helping out with special events?_______________________
(i.e. shows, golf tournaments, fundraisers, etc…)
I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the above information is correct.
Please note: All information will be held confidentially. Only the USO of NC Headquarters, Applicable
Center Director, Asst Director and volunteer coordinator will have access to this information.
USO of NC Volunteer Non Binding Statement of Understanding
USO and (Volunteer)
Thank you for becoming a volunteer. We welcome you as a member of the growing community of individuals
whose lives have been enriched by the USO’s efforts to help the men and women of the armed services. We
hope that you will benefit from your volunteer experience.
Whether you are serving as an individual volunteer or as part of a small group, you provide valuable assistance
to the USO. As you contribute your talent time and energy, we hope you know that your assistance benefited
the needs of the entire community
USO encourages maximum involvement of volunteers; please let us have your suggestions. Your involvement
helps promote good agency/community relations and allows us to enhance our programs and services.
Most services provided by volunteers do not require special skills. A staff member will provide training and
guidance and will answer your questions. In making assignments to specific duties within the USO, we are
asking you to share your abilities to assist us where you are needed the most.
Feel free to discuss any concerns you may have about the volunteer program with the volunteer coordinator.
Volunteer Responsibilities: We ask that our volunteers:
Be sincere in their offer of service and believe in the value of the job to be done
Be willing to learn
Be willing to participate in orientation and training
Work to understand the function of the staff and maintain a smooth working relationship with them
Stay within the bounds of volunteer responsibility
Accept the guidance and decisions of the volunteer coordinator and/or Center Director
Maintain the dignity and integrity of community service with the public
Carry out your assigned duties promptly and reliably.
Liability: All accidents must be reported immediately to the manager on duty or to the volunteer coordinator.
USO does not provide insurance coverage for volunteers. In the event of an accident the volunteer is responsible
for obtaining and paying for treatment.
Time: Days and hours will be agreed upon by the volunteer and the volunteer coordinator/and or Center
Volunteer Status: This statement of understanding is not an offer of employment or a promise of future
employment. Individuals participating in the USO Volunteer Program are considered to be volunteers and
therefore, not entitled to any form of compensation or employer funded benefits.
Work Sites: The volunteer coordinator and the volunteer will agree upon the exact type of service to be
performed and location of the work site.
Employment: USO is under no obligation to hire any volunteer participating in the volunteer program.
I, the undersigned, agree to abide by the statements listed above. By signing this agreement, I state that I have
received a copy of the volunteer manual to review for additional policies and procedures and understand that I
am responsible for familiarizing myself with its provisions.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION REQUIRED SIGNATURES
Printed name Volunteer Signature
Address Center Director
City, State, Zip Center Address
Phone Volunteer Coordinator Signature
USO of NC Release of Liability
I _______________________ am aware that volunteering for the USO of NC could involve risks of personal injury,
property damage and other risks associated with volunteer service.
I release the USO of NC, its employees, Board of Directors and organizers of the organizations’ events from liability for
any loss, damage and claims, including attorney fees on account of injury to me or my property arising from volunteering.
I hereby hold harmless the USO of NC and project organizers from any and all claims, actions, or damages relating to or
arising out of any activity related to volunteering for the agency.
These releases are effective for personal representatives, my assigned heirs and me.
I know that if I become injured while participating in volunteer events, I am responsible for my health care expenses and I
have made arrangements to handle such expenses through insurance coverage, access to cash or other methods.
I assume full responsibility for any and all claims and costs (including my own) arising directly or indirectly out of
activities, acts or omissions while volunteering with the USO.
I furthermore give any organization involved with the USO permission to photograph me. I understand that the
organizations have permission to use these photographs/videotapes for publicity purposes, unless written notice is
received to the contrary.
I certify that the statements made in this volunteer release are true and correct and have been given voluntarily. I
understand that this information may be disclosed to any party, with legal and proper interest, and I release the
organization from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I understand that I will not be paid for my
services as a volunteer.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AND
VOLUNTARILY SIGN THE RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.
PRINT NAME: _____________________________________
SIGN NAME: ______________________________________ DATE: ____________
** A parent or guardian must sign if under age 18 at the time of signature
USO of NC Code of Ethics
The USO of North Carolina is committed to the highest ethical standards. Based on the unique trust placed in the USO of
North Carolina to serve the public good, we have a special obligation to act ethically.
The success of our organization and reputation depend upon the ethical conduct of everyone affiliated with the USO of
North Carolina. Volunteers, staff, and board members set an example for each other by their pursuit of excellence in high
standards of performance, professionalism, and ethical conduct.
Our Code of Ethics is based on our mission and guided by the fundamental values of integrity, impact, volunteerism,
inclusiveness, and leadership.
While no document can anticipate all the challenges that may arise, our Code of Ethics communicates key guidelines to
assist USO volunteers, staff, and board members in making good decisions that are ethical and in accordance with
applicable legal requirements. All are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns that they have with a member of
the Executive Committee, the President or the VP Ops.
Section 1: Personal and Professional Integrity
A personal commitment to integrity in all circumstances benefits each individual as well as the organization. We,
• Strive to meet the highest standards of performance, quality, service, and achievement in working towards the
USO of North Carolina mission.
• Communicate honestly, openly, and avoid misrepresentation.
• Promote a working environment where honesty, open communication, and all opinions are valued.
• Exhibit respect and fairness toward all those with whom we come into contact.
Section 2: Accountability
The USO of North Carolina is responsible to its donors and others who have placed faith in the USO. To uphold this trust
• Promote good stewardship of resources, including donations, grants and other contributions that are used to pay
operating expenses, salaries, and employee benefits.
• Not use organizational resources for non-USO purposes.
• Observe and comply with all laws and regulations affecting the USO of NC
Section 3: Solicitation and Voluntary Giving
The most responsive contributors are those who have the opportunity to become informed and involved. We, therefore:
• Promote voluntary giving in dealing with donors and vendors.
• Make fundraising a fun and personally rewarding experience.
Section 4: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
The USO of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity. We,
• Embrace diversity in all aspects of USO of NC activities and respect others without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status
as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
• Support equal employment opportunity programs.
• Refuse to engage in or tolerate any other form of discrimination or harassment.
Section 5: Conflict of Interest
To avoid any conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest which could tarnish the reputation of the USO
of North Carolina, as well as undermine the public’s trust in the USO, staff and board members are to:
• Avoid any activity or outside interest that conflicts or appears to conflict with the best interest of the USO of
• Ensure that travel, entertainment, and related expenses are incurred on a basis consistent with the
mission of the USO and not for personal gain or interests.
• Decline any gift, gratuity, or favor in the performance of USO duties except for promotional items of nominal
value, and any food, transportation, lodging or entertainment unless directly related to USO business.
• Refrain from influencing the selection of staff, consultants, vendors who are relatives or personal friends or
affiliated with, employ, or employed by a person with whom they have a relationship that adversely
affects the appearance of impartiality.
• Should not knowingly take any action, or make any statement, intended to influence the conduct of the USO
of North Carolina in such a way to confer any financial benefit on themselves, their immediate family, or any
organization in which they or their immediate family members have a significant interest as stakeholders,
directors, or officers.
• Disclose any known conflicts or potential conflicts of interest in any matter before the Board of Directors if
they are board members or any committee upon which they serve.
• Members of the board shall annually disclose all known potential conflicts of interest.
Section 6: Confidentiality and Privacy
Confidentiality is a hallmark of professionalism. We, therefore:
• Ensure that all information which is confidential, privileged or nonpublic, is not disclosed inappropriately.
• Respect the privacy rights of all individuals in the performance of their USO duties.
Section 7: Political Contributions
As a charitable corporation, the USO of North Carolina is prohibited from making political contributions to any candidate
for public office or to any political committee. We, therefore:
• Refrain from making any contribution to any candidate for public office of political committee on behalf of
the USO, including the use of facilities for political campaign activities.
• Refrain from making any contribution to any candidate for public office or political committee in a manner
that may create the appearance that the contribution is on behalf of the USO of North Carolina.
• Refuse to endorse any candidate, political party or political interest or political issue.
Section 8: Guidance and Disclosure
Volunteers, staff and board members are encouraged to seek guidance from the Executive Committee, President or VP
Ops concerning the interpretation or application of this Code of Ethics. Any known or possible breaches of the Code of
Ethics should be disclosed. Reports of possible breaches will be handled in the following manner:
• All reports of possible breaches will be treated in confidence as much as the
organization’s duty to investigate the law allow. If confidentiality cannot be
maintained, the individual disclosing the possible breach will be notified.
• All reported breaches will be investigated and, if needed, appropriate action taken based upon the policies of
the organization. Retaliation against a person who suspects and reports a breach in good faith will be treated
as an independent breach of the Code of Ethics.
• The USO of North Carolina affirms prompt and fair resolution of all reported breaches.
Section 9: Code of Ethics Acknowledgement
I am an employee, board member or volunteer of the USO of North Carolina. I have reviewed the Code of Ethics and
agree to adhere to the policy as outlined.
I acknowledge the following conflict of interest issues:
. I believe that I can honestly and fairly uphold
the principles and policies of the USO of North Carolina.