NAVY - OPNAV 5380.1B
(N135) VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
|Publication Date:||12 May 2011|
To amplify guidance promulgated in reference (a), which prescribes policies, responsibilites, and procedures for the acceptance and use of voluntary services in Department of Defense (DOD) activities, as authorized by reference (b). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
Applies to acceptance of voluntary services by any person to Appropriated Fund (APF) activities and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFIs) operated by Department of the Navy (DON) identified in reference (a), enclosure (3), paragraph E3.2.
Does not apply to gratuitous services offered outside the scope of reference (b), or to other voluntary services accepted by a DON activity under applicable legal authority independent of reference (b). Gratiutous service is defined as service provided by individuals or groups of individuals other than those defined as "volunteers" without any expectation of compensation to include salaries, tips, benefits, and reimbursements for incidental expenses.
Does not apply to volunteers who donate their services to entities that are not DON activities (including public, private, or commercial organizations, or contractors for the Government) on military installations or with military units. This is true even when volunteer services to non-DON activities are in direct support of a program providing services to members of the Navy and their families and even if such voluntary services are otherwise permissible.