Military Families: Volunteer
Did you know 95% of NMFA’s volunteers are connected to the military?
We’re always looking for more military-connected Volunteers to join our Volunteer Corps!
As an NMFA volunteer, you will report to us on issues, concerns and positive happenings in your military community. Your reports are the basis for NMFA’s advocacy efforts. You will also share our information, resources, and one of a kind programs with your network. You will host information tables at local events, judge scholarship applications, and speak on behalf of your military community.
Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our Volunteer & Community Outreach Staff. We’ll reach out to you to help you get started and you can begin your NMFA Volunteer experience!
Together we’re stronger.
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5 Facts about Volunteer Aubrey Dowd:
- Aubrey is no stranger to military life. Her dad served in the Air Force before retiring in Georgia where she eventually met her husband who currently serves in the Army. She utilizes her experience as a military child and now military spouse to help advocate for the challenges and issues military families face.
- Seeking out opportunities to get involved in the community at each new location has always helped her to feel more “at home” wherever she may end up. She especially enjoyed her time in Augusta, GA and volunteering with the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre. During her time with the theatre, she had the opportunity to star in three of their productions – including one with her husband who played her on stage love interest.
- She recently returned from Dhaka, Bangladesh where she worked at the U.S. Embassy as the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) while her husband served in the Defense Attaché Office. Her efforts to boost morale, advocate on behalf of embassy employees and their families, and work closely with embassy leadership to share community concerns were officially recognized in 2017 by the American Foreign Service Association. She received the highest honor for CLOs: the M. Juanita Guess Award for Exemplary Performance by a CLO. The experience of serving overseas in the CLO position helped her realize her love for helping communities joined together by a common thread and has sent her on a new career path in community outreach and family readiness.
- A few of her favorite things include: reading (especially science fiction), board games, puzzles, starburst jelly beans, road trips, and exploring our country’s beautiful National Parks.
- Aubrey currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband and French Bulldog Murphy.