NAVY - OPNAV 5380.1C
(N135) ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN THE NAVY
|Publication Date:||7 January 2013|
Purpose. To amplify guidance issued in reference (a), which prescribes policies, responsibilities, and procedures for the acceptance and use of voluntary services by Navy activities, as authorized by reference (b). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
a. Applies to acceptance of voluntary services by any person to appropriated fund (APF) activities and nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFI) operated by the Navy, as defined by reference (a), enclosure (3), paragraph E3.2.
b. For additional program-specific guidance applicable to voluntary services provided through, or in association with, the Navy Retired Activities Program, Navy Family Ombudsman Program, and family readiness groups, see references (c), (d), and (e), respectively.
c. This instruction does not apply to:
(1) Gratuitous services offered outside the scope of reference (b), or to other voluntary services accepted by a Navy activity under applicable legal authority independent of reference (b). Gratuitous 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).
(2) Volunteers who donate their services to entities that are non-Navy 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-Navy activities are in direct support of a program providing services to members of the Navy and their families, even if such voluntary services are otherwise permissible.