Civilian Marksmanship Volunteers Needed – Firearms Inspection & Repair Operations
Anniston, AL – -(Ammoland.com)- In an effort to give the Garand shooting and collecting communities an opportunity to intimately view and participate in CMP Inspection and Repair processes and to reduce our labor costs, we established a volunteer program that begin in July, 2010.
Assignments are based primarily on individual level of familiarity with the Garand and CMP needs at the time. Although we do try to ensure that volunteers spend a part of their time learning about and working on the Garand, some time may be spent in warehousing, packing, or shipping operations.
The CMP volunteer program that was in effect from 2001-2006 was a huge success and benefited the CMP and all the great people who had donated their time. Without exception, all past volunteers reported their visits as very educational, recreational and enjoyable. Most of the past volunteers had made several repeat visits from all parts of the country, and many have become ambassadors for the program. The CMP is a charity and expenses associated with volunteering may be tax deductible.
Volunteers absorb all costs for transportation, lodging and meals. We are limited to ten volunteers per day and most stay 3-5 days per trip. Tools and gauges are available, but we encourage volunteers to bring their own.
Volunteers must be pre-approved. Because of nature of the commodity with which we deal, all volunteers must be scheduled in advance. Walk-ons will not be accepted. We require you to submit your request at least two weeks prior to your visit, although we expect most dates to be booked months in advance.
Cameras are allowed, but volunteers are asked to not bring their private firearms. Working conditions are what should be expected. It gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, and the work is always dirty.
We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in volunteering. For more information or to schedule days, please contact Brian Vick at [email protected], or call 256-835-8455 x 1126.
View the CMP South Volunteer Calendar