Leading Young Marines

Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated Registered 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 effect on them.  Though many of our volunteers have prior military experience, it is not required to become a volunteer with the Young Marines. The Young Marines mission of positively impacting America‚Äôs future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls cannot be achieved without our team of dedicated adult volunteers. It is through these caring adults that our Young Marines learn the inner values of Leadership, Teamwork and  Discipline. Young Marines Registered Adult Volunteers invest their time and effort to pass these values on to the youth in their respective communities before other destructive influences take root.

If you are interested in becoming a Young Marine adult volunteer, Find a Unit near you by entering the zip code in the community you live in and click on the unit(s) in your area. Contact the Unit Commander listed for more information about that unit and their recruiting schedule.


Once you have decided to become an Adult Volunteer, simply fill out the Volunteer Adult Application, submit that application to the Unit Commander who will then endorse the application and send it to Young Marines National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for approval. All adult volunteers are screened by the National Headquarters based on recommendations and a background investigation performed by National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).

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