ACS volunteer tracking system joins the cloud

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Information previously found on Army OneSource will be available on the new Army Family Web Portal for staff and volunteers starting Jan. 11.

The Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) will transition to the new cloud-based portal as well. The move is the result of feedback from volunteers looking for a more efficient way of tracking hours. The new VMIS, has a streamlined sign-on and a dashboard for quick access to all the volunteer tools.

Volunteer hours served between Dec. 31 and Jan. 11,
should be tracked and entered into the new system after Jan. 11.

The Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) gives useful management tools to volunteers and staff members of the Army Volunteer Corps, such as the ability to record volunteer hours and manage volunteer service records for volunteer service medals and the annual volunteer recognition ceremony. VMIS also makes it easy for military community members to find volunteer opportunities online and submit applications for them.

Agencies such as the American Red Cross, USO, Youth Sports, and the Stuttgart Theater Center are always on the lookout for new volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities come with many benefits, including the gaining valuable experience on par with employment experience. Volunteers can learn new skills by exploring different careers, make new friends in the Stuttgart community and develop networking opportunities to jump start careers. The experience gained may be added to a resume or scholarship application.

Volunteers and volunteer coordinators are reminded to approve all pending volunteer hours in the VMIS tracking system before the 15th of the month.

For additional information on volunteer opportunities, stop by Army Community Service in Bldg. 2915, Panzer Kaserne, or call 431-3362 or 07031-15-3362.

Col. Jason Condrey, commander of USAG Stuttgart, and Charlene Schuler, Army Community Service volunteer coordinator present the annual volunteer awards during the May 7, 2020 virtual town hall. In 2019, the garrison saw 643 registered volunteers who collectively logged 65,272 hours.