Operation: Military Kids is always in need of dedicated, passionate volunteers for a number of activities and functions that support Indiana's military youth. Volunteering with OMK can be a very rewarding experience. Whether it's facilitating a fun leadership activity, assisting in the set up of an event, or teaching a workshop for military youth, Indiana OMK needs YOU! For a deployed soldier, there is no better feeling than to know that your kids are being cared for back at home while you are thousands of miles away
From October 2012 to September 2013, 348 volunteers gave 2,478 hours of service to Indiana OMK.
Current Volunteer Need (ongoing)
-Items to put in Family Packs: Organize a donation drive for small multi-player games, frisbees, cookbooks, fun family activities, event/restaurant coupons and more that we can put in Family Packs. These packs are given to families when a loved one has returned home.
Below are the activities and events for which you can volunteer.
Hero Packs are bags filled by community members and organizations that are filled with mementos and other items of support for military youth with a deployed parent. Volunteers assisting with Hero Packs could do anything from organizing a Hero Pack filling event to assisting us in distributing Hero Packs face-to-face with the military youth.
Volunteers are needed who can assist with activities at youth events OR take the lead in conducting activities at events. Each activity varies, but they are always a lot of fun!
OMK can offer one-day camps or residential camps. Responsibilities here would include serving as a counselor, facilitating activities, planning events, and more.
OMK has 4 Mobile Technology Labs (MTL) and 2 Tech Discovery Toolkits (TDT), which are used in a variety of settings, from county fairs to military youth workshops, to allow military families and community members to create cards and videos to give to soldiers. The TDT, which includes iPads and GPS units, allows military youth to discover new technology. Responsibilities would include training other volunteers how to use the MTL/TDT, facilitating activities with curriculum provided by OMK and assisting at events.