volunteer

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” croons Ella Fitzgerald.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
One of the first pieces of advice that I received upon arriving in Germany was to find an organization that interests me and volunteer. Little did I know, that volunteer work would lead me to the rewarding career path that I’ve always wanted.
As exciting as living in Europe can be, the honeymoon phase tends to fade away for most spouses once they’ve realized how difficult it can be to progress in their career field.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - With the holidays around the corner, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Community Mail Rooms are busier than ever. It's the season of giving back and what better way to give back than to volunteer at your local CMR?
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz couldn’t deliver the array of effective, valuable community programs if it weren’t for its volunteers, providing selfless service to the military community. Every year when volunteers go the extra mile, they can be nominated by their...
Do you love to write? Hope to find a career in journalism, public relations or other communications field after college? Or are you hoping to keep your current skills up to date to sculpt you into being a great candidate for a future job?
Being stationed overseas does not mean that there is a lack of exciting, educational and entertaining summer activities for school-age kids.
Explore your campus and get to know your area.
It’s no coincidence that the biggest PCS season correlates with summer school break. Therefore, the break is the perfect time to prepare for the new school year or new school system if you’ve just moved to Europe.
Adjusting to a move abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often spouses leave respected careers, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls and active-duty spouses go TDY or deploy, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.
You moved to a new country and you need a way to make new friends, network within your community and make the most of your overseas experience. One of the best ways to do these things is to volunteer.
Adjusting to moving abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often the spouse leaves a respected career, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls again and active-duty spouses go TDY or on a deployment, those broken ties are felt ten-fold. 
In 1881, Clara Barton founded an organization that would prove indispensible to not only U.S. servicemembers but the nation as a whole: the American Red Cross.