Over 90 percent of our programs and services are accomplished through volunteer efforts.

The USO Northwest maintains a volunteer corps of 600 individuals from communities throughout Washington and Oregon. Our “Army of Gratitude” distinguishes our organization and ensures that donations go directly to our services and programs benefiting service members and their families. We are proud that 91¢ out of every $1 you donate funds programs and services developed to meet the needs of today’s service members and their families.

Since our establishment in 1966, the USO Northwest volunteers have served over 4 million active-duty service members, veterans and their families. With USO airport Centers at both the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Portland International Airport, two installation based USO Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and two Mobile USO Canteens, volunteers are critical to our mission.

In 2019, USO Northwest’s Army of Gratitude provided more than 55,000 hours of service providing a financial savings of $1,656,886.

Whatever your time commitment or talents, there is a volunteer opportunity for you at the USO!


Sea-Tac International Airport

Shali Center on JBLM

Camp Lewis Center on JBLM

Portland Int'l Airport (PDX) Center

USO Mobile Events