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.
Volunteers will seek donations of items to put in Family Packs or raise funds to purchase items to put in Family Packs. This can be a year-round opportunity and allows for lots of independce and flexibility in time.
Volunteers at youth activities could find themselves assisting with registration, setting up snacks, refreshing craft supplies, or even leading an activity about a topic of their interest at a youth event. These events happen almost monthly. This area also includes camps, either residential or day long opportunities. A general call for volunteers will be sent out when there is a need for any youth event.
the easiest option to volunteer. Advocate Volunteers are needed to simply spread the word about OMK. Share us with your organizations, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and share our posts and, most importantly, tell military youth about our activities! Advocates might also be asked to host an OMK information table at events across the state to inform communities about what OMK offers.
OMK has two Mobile Technology Labs (MTL) and two Tech Discovery Toolkits (TDT) that 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.