The need for volunteers is great, before, during, and after the event.


We’ll need a whole lot of hands, hearts and smiles to deliver a successful Upstate Stand Down!


Please complete the online form below to register. Thank You


Orientation for Personal Veterans Escorts

There is no mandatory orientation for working before, during event day or after the event, unless you choose to serve as a Personal Veterans Escort. We will need a large number of Personal Veterans Escorts on October 26.  These important volunteers will guide his/her assigned veteran through needed services and stations.  Veterans Escorts may be assigned to more than one veteran during the day depending upon individual needs.

Veterans Escorts must be available for the full day event, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

*Veterans Escorts will be required to attend an orientation session prior to the  Stand Down.  Two dates are available from which you can choose. Only one attendance is required.

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The Upstate Stand Down was outstanding from the beginning to its conclusion. I am a Korean War veteran (US Army) and was honored and proud to serve my country in combating communism in the Far East. It was my privilege and honor to serve as a volunteer for this wonderful event. Reaching out and helping our comrades in arms today truly exemplifies the true American and Christian spirit that prevails in our communities throughout the Upstate. God bless America.


John R. Sullivan

Volunteer Registration Online Form


    Name of Individual (required) First: Last:

    Email (required) Telephone:

    Are you a veteran?


    Which days and hours are you available?
    Volunteers are needed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24,Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26.

    We have to break down and clear out the Stand Down area by midnight on October 26th. Volunteer help will be needed until that time.

    Friday is the event day, mark your calendars!

    Please abbreviate the times you are available for the days below- use am, pm or all day.


    Organization (if you are participating in the Stand Down with one)

    These are the areas and days volunteers are needed: (Please check 3 areas of interest)

    Warehouse/Fork Lift Operators - Wednesday Oct 24

    Warehouse/Fork Lift Operators - Thursday Oct 25

    Warehouse/Fork Lift Operators - Friday Oct 26

    Clothing Set-up/Take Down - Wednesday Oct 24

    Clothing Set-up/Take Down - Thursday Oct 25

    Clothing Set-up/Take Down - Friday Oct 26

    Set up Various Stations - Wednesday Oct 24

    Set up Various Stations - Thursday Oct 25

    Set up/Take Down Various Stations - Friday Oct 26

    Staff Agency Registration Table- Friday Oct 26

    Staff Veteran Registration Table- Friday Oct 26

    Staff Volunteer Registration Table- Friday Oct 26

    Staff Information and Admin Table- Friday Oct 26

    Staff the Civilian Clothing Tables - Friday Oct 26

    Staff the Military Clothing Tables - Friday Oct 26

    Showers - Friday Oct 26

    Comfort Kit Assembly - Friday Oct 26

    Comfort Kit Distribution - Friday Oct 26

    Wheelchair or other Special Needs Assistance - Friday Oct 26

    Parking Lot Coordinator and Security - Friday Oct 26

    Transportation - Driver - Bus - Friday Oct 26

    Transportation - Driver - Van - Friday Oct 26

    *Personal Veterans Escort* - Friday Oct 26

    * If you wish to be a Personal Veteran's Escort, please select your required orientation time. This is to make sure that you know where everything is prior to Friday and answer any questions you may have.

    If you are bringing a group with you, please have them complete the Volunteer Registration form individually.
    Please indicate below how many total volunteers you will have with you on each days:
    Wednesday October 24
    Thursday October 25
    Friday October 26

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