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Volunteering: What You Need to Know

*Due to the current challenges associated with COVID-19, Cause is unable to accept new volunteers until such a time as it is safe for our beneficiaries, caregivers, staff, and volunteers, to resume pre-pandemic activities. Thank you for your interest in volunteering and please check back often for updates. We look forward to working with you in the future!

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. 

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)
  • Dates & Times: Wednesday nights, 5-9pm

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)
  • Dates & Times: Wednesday nights, 5-9pm; Some Thursdays, 10am-1pm

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. PLEASE NOTE: As of February 2018, we are not accepting any new volunteers into this position. Please email if you would like to be placed on a volunteer waitlist.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Balboa Naval Hospital (San Diego, CA)
  • Dates & Times: Schedule varies by location, usually afternoon/evening hours

UFC Fight Night
Volunteers are needed to manage the check-in table, set up the food, set-up the chairs and tables, greet attendees, and enjoy the fights with the warriors of the WTB. NOTE: Volunteers must be age 18+ and physically able to lift at least 20lbs.

  • Locations: Walter Reed (Bethesda, MD), Fort Belvoir (VA)
  • Dates & Times: One Saturday a month, 7pm-1am

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)
  • Dates & Times: Two Thursdays a month, 5:30-8:30pm

Other Opportunities
We also need volunteers who are interested in helping out on an as-needed basis in the following categories: Photography/Videography support at programs and events, Fundraising event support, helping to plan & execute our Annual Veterans Day Gala, and attending Quarterly Caregiver/Warrior Info Fairs. Contact us for more information about how you can get involved!