FORT LEE, Va. -- Team Lee members who want to help neighboring communities in an unofficial, off-duty capacity can volunteer at any of the following events:
• Petersburg Half Marathon and 5K set for April 20 at Union Station, 106 River St., Petersburg. Support staff will be asked to report at 5:30 a.m. and should be released by 10:30 a.m. Those interested can call Jason Miller at 305-582-9680.
• Chesterfield County 400th Anniversary Commemoration of Falling Creek Ironworks scheduled for May 4 at 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chesterfield. Set up starts at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Those interested can contact Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Chesterfield Live! Music Festival takes place May 25 from 3-9 p.m. at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Individuals can sign up for shifts ranging from 2-to-3.5 hours. Those interested can contact Iris Woodson at 804-748-6264 or email@example.com.
As a reminder, service members are prohibited from wearing their military uniform or using government resources (i.e. transportation) while performing certain types of volunteer activities in the local community, such as fundraising for nonprofit groups, commercial sales activity that would give the appearance of Army (or the respective service branch’s) endorsement, security or parking duties, menial labor and more.
If uncertain, ask your chain of command. Military leaders needing additional guidance can contact their public affairs office. CASCOM entities should call Dani Johnson at 804-765-7191 and all others can call Susan Garling at 804-734-6893.