Volunteer with TAPS

Volunteerism is at the very foundation of TAPS.  Each year, more than 2,300 TAPS volunteers spend a combined total of 61,000 hours supporting survivors. Every program across the organization benefits from the selfless service of people like you who share our mission of caring for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. 

  • "It's rewarding to be able to give back to families. TAPS has made volunteering a welcoming, smooth, easy, and rewarding experience." - Katherine
  • "This was the most fun and most fulfilling volunteer activity I've ever participated in. I've never been a part of anything this incredible before." - TAPS Volunteer
  • "I signed up as a volunteer thinking I'd be helping out a little bit. I had no idea how much I'd get in return." - Lenzy


Here Are Some Ways to Join The TAPS Volunteer Community

Volunteers put together resource kits at TAPS Headquarters

National Headquarters »

Support TAPS Staff at our National Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, through administrative projects, inventory, mailers and more. Sign up for our weekly volunteer opportunity.

water station at running event

In-Person Event Sign ups »

Sign up to volunteer at survivor seminars and other events in locations nationwide to help with set-up/breakdown, check-in, store sales, race day support, serve as airport greeters, and more.

photographer at taps event

Photographers/Videographers »

Capture professional level images and videography at TAPS events to help tell the TAPS story that may be used in TAPS Publications and website. If interested, email volunteer@taps.org.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Mentor with surviving children at good grief camp

Mentor Surviving Youth »

Active Military, Veterans, and Good Grief Camp graduates, become a caring companion and a reminder to TAPS youth that the military still cares for them.

peer mentor and military survivor

Become a Peer Mentor »

If you are an adult survivor at least 18 months beyond the loss of your own loved one and ready to comfort and give hope to another survivor, consider becoming a TAPS Peer Mentor.

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Group Volunteers »

If you are a group that is interested in volunteering at an event or working on projects at TAPS National Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, please email volunteer@taps.org.

Please call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email volunteer@taps.org with any questions.