|Your gift to the Young Marines will help strengthen the lives of America's youth. It's a gift that will help our young people learn the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring the contributions of America's veterans, good citizenship, community service, and a how to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. No matter the size of your budget, you can make a difference by providing financial support or contributions-in-kind.|
|Thank you for your interest in the Young Marines. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Young Marines, you begin by contacting a unit near you. The volunteer staff can give you more information about enrollment dates, meeting times, unit dues, application processes, etc.
You can find the unit nearest you by visiting our Find A Unit link. Once you find the unit nearest you, contact the unit directly by using the contact information provided.
For more general information about the Young Marines, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated adult volunteers. Many of these volunteers are former, retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive affect on them .Prior military experience is Not required to become a volunteer with the Young Marines. It is through these caring adults, military and civilian, that our Young Marines learn the inner values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
They volunteer their time and effort to pass these values on to the youth in their respective communities before other destructive influences take root. Adult volunteers are individually screened by the National Headquarters based on background information and recommendations provided with each person's registration. If you would like to volunteer with the Young Marines, contact the unit nearest you directly for more details.
|Start A Unit
For anyone interested in starting a Young Marines unit in their community, there are several important things to consider:
|Frequently Asked Quetions|
Q: What is the Young Marines?
Q: Is the Young Marines a resident program?
Q: Is the Young Marines similar to other community-based programs?
Q: How many Young Marine units are there?
Q: Who runs the local Young Marines units?
Q: How can my child participate in the Young Marines?
Q: How much does it cost to join the Young Marines?
Q: I'm interested in volunteering with the Young Marines. Do I have to be in the military?
Q: I would like to volunteer but there is no unit in my area. How do I get involved?
Q: Can I donate to the Young Marines?
Q: Can I donate to a local unit?