Volunteering: What You Need to Know

Cause is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels who are passionate about helping America's military wounded. We have weekday, weekend and evening opportunities available.

Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities that we offer.* For more information about our volunteer policies and procedures, as well as specific hours for each volunteer opportunity, please read through our Volunteer Handbook.

If you see a position you are interested in, complete our Volunteer Application and one of our staff members will contact you to discuss it in more detail. 

*Please note: Not all of the opportunities listed below are currently in need of volunteers. If the program you are interested in is full, you may be placed on a volunteer waitlist until a spot becomes available. 

Types of Volunteer Positions

MRR Administration
Massage, Reiki, and Reflexology (MRR) administrative volunteers are essential to helping each program night function as smoothly as possible. Duties include: Making reminder calls, helping with set-up and clean-up for the event, checking patrons in and assisting with paperwork, and managing people overflow. No experience in massage, reiki, or reflexology is necessary.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Fort Belvoir (VA)

Massage & Reflexology Therapists/Reiki Practitioners​
All therapists must have a minimum of 500 hours of massage therapy education (CEUs included) with specific training in deep tissue and seated chair massage. Reiki practitioners must have been practicing Reiki for a minimum of 6 months.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Fort Belvoir (VA), Fort Hood (TX)

C-DEL Administration
Our C-DEL volunteers help service members and their families check out DVD’s, video games and other equipment from the Cause C-DEL library during scheduled hours.  Volunteer duties include opening the library on scheduled days, checking out materials and recording returns, organizing the catalog of items, and other misc. tasks.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Balboa Naval Hospital (San Diego, CA)

UFC Fight Night
Volunteers are needed to pick up the food, set-up the room, greet attendees, and enjoy the fights with the warriors of the WTB.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Fort Belvoir (VA)

Family Fun Night
Volunteers are needed to help plan monthly craft projects and activities, help children create the crafts, and assist with setup/cleanup at the event.  

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Fort Belvoir (VA)

Hospital Game Cart
Volunteers are needed to work with the VA volunteer team to bring our Game Cart around to different areas of the hospital so patients can enjoy it while they are bedridden or waiting for their appointments. 

  • Location: Washington DC VA Medical Center

Main Office Admin
We need volunteers to help with several boring-but-important tasks in the Cause office. Tasks may include filing, data entry, labels, shredding, updating the Cause website, organizing volunteer records, and various other duties. We are flexible and can work around your schedule!

  • Location: Fairfax (VA)

Volunteer Management

We are in need of 1-2 people to manage our growing roster of volunteers. Responsibilities include recruiting new volunteers, conducting volunteer orientations, maintaining current volunteer records, and assisting with quarterly volunteer recognition. We are flexible and can work around your schedule!

  • Location: Fairfax (VA) & some work at home