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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’s 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.

Volunteer Today

 If you are interested in becoming a Young Marines Registered Adult Volunteer, click “Find a Unit” below and enter your zip code. Click the unit near you and a Registered Adult Volunteer Application will appear. Complete the Registered Adult Volunteer Application and click “Send” at the bottom of the form. Your Application will be sent to the Unit Commander of the unit selected who will review your application and contact you. All adult volunteers are required to complete a background investigation with the National Center for Safety Initiatives ( and submit three letters of recommendation.

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Find out how to support the Young Marines through our National Foundation

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Young Marines National Headquarters

17739 Main Street, Suite 250

Dumfries, VA 22026

Ph. 800-717-0060

Fax. 202-315-3594

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