VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (INCORPORATING CHANGE 1, DECEMBER 26, 2002)
|Publication Date:||11 March 2002|
This Instruction applies to:
The DOD Components as defined in paragraph 1.3., above.
Volunteers who donate their services to the DoD Components, including nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFIs), operated pursuant to DoD Directive 1015.1 (reference (b)).
This Instruction does not apply to:
Gratuitous services offered outside the scope of 10 U.S.C. 1588 (reference (a)) and this Instruction or to other voluntary services accepted by a DoD Component under applicable legal authority independent of reference (a).
Volunteers who donate their services to entities that are not DoD Components (including public or private organizations or commercial organizations or contractors for the Government) on military installations or with military units. This applies even when volunteer services to non-DoD Components are in direct support of a program providing services to members of the Armed Forces and their families and even if such voluntary services are otherwise permissible.
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
Implements policies, responsibilities, and procedures for the acceptance and use of voluntary services in Department of Defense programs, as authorized by 10 U.S.C. 1588 (reference (a)).
Describes the conditions under which voluntary services may be accepted, the responsibilities of accepting officials, and the Government support of authorized volunteers when performing their official duties.
Authorizes the Military Departments and through them, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DOD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to as "the DOD Components") to accept voluntary services pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1588 (reference (a)).