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Volunteer Opportunities

For information about any of the below volunteer opportunities, call the 31st Force Support Squadron's base volunteer coordinator at 632-5407.

The below list is not an all-inclusive list.  To add a volunteer opportunity to the list, call the base volunteer coordinator and then send a message to the 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at


Airmen Against Drunk Driving -- Saving Lives and Careers

Organized by a handful of Airmen and staffed by volunteers, the program offers members of the base community a free safe ride home Fridays and Saturdays between 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

AADD provides an added layer of protection for Airmen and the surrounding communities. 

Designed as a safety net for when someone's "get home safe" plan doesn't work out, AADD staffs at least five volunteers each night, including one person to answer the phone and two driver/wingmen teams that include both a male and female.

Since July 2010, volunteers have logged more than 200 saves.

Those interested in volunteering for the program, should call Staff Sgt. Melissa Kee at 0434-30-5211 or Airman 1st Class Lorna Neeley at 0434-30-5309. Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up base personnel.

The number to the AADD dispatch desk is 0434-30-5938 or 0434-30-AADD (2233). The phone number is also located on every Airmen's "wingman card."

Military Post Office

Located on Area F near the base exchange and commissary, the 31st Communications Squadron Military Post Office staff is always in need of volunteers to stuff mail boxes, and to receipt in and issue out incoming parcels. 

To volunteer, walk around to the MPO back door, walk up the steps, knock on the door and a MPO representative will sign you in.  While Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30-9:30 a.m. are the busiest times of the week for volunteers to help out, volunteers can also help out on Tuesday and Thursday mornings too. 

For additional information, call 0434-30-7816.

Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operating on a strictly volunteer basis, the program offers active duty members some much needed comfort and refreshment when they are headed to or returning home from a deployment destination.

Locally, the program serves anywhere from 200-400 troops every week. Military members, including guard and reserve personnel, and civilian contractors all transition through Aviano Air Base during their 2-3 hour layover for fueling before continuing on to their assigned destinations.

Along with the warm smiles and conversations from volunteers, members receive donated snacks and drinks. The OYR organization supplies coffee, water - and on occasion - sodas, as well as all paper products and
condiments needed. Troops also receive a snack, provided by the sponsor or volunteers, which can consist of anything from cake, cookies, fruit, sandwiches, and on occasion pasta or hot dogs. During the nicer months, sponsors can even choose to barbecue for those traveling through.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the program as an individually or as a group to sponsor a day or set of days can contact avianoab.OYR@gmail for more information.


- Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

- African American/Black History Month
- Military Saves Campaign
- National Prayer Luncheon
- Spouse It Up

- Woman's History Month

- Deployed Spouses Dinner
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Ecological Day
- Month of the Military Child
- Spouse It Up
- Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- Bazaar
- Military Spouse Appreciation

- Spouse It Up
- Wing Picnic

- 4th of July Celebration
- Deployed Spouses Dinner

- Spouse It Up
- Women's Equality Day

- 9/11 Remembrance
- Base Marathon
- Hispanic Heritage Month

- Bazaar
- Deployed Spouses Dinner
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention
- Fire Prevention Week
- Haunted House
- Spouse Symposium
- Trunk or Treat

- Month of the Military Family
- Spouse It Up

- Christmas Tree Lighting
- Holiday Parties
- Toys for Tots