We are looking for Alumni that want to inspire the next generation of Young Marines and Alumni.  Serve as a guest speaker at a Young Marine event, visit a unit near you, or simply host an Alumni gathering.


Becoming an Adult Volunteer (AV)

The Young Marines organization would be nothing without it's dedicated adult volunteers. They help strengthen the lives of America's youth, by providing everlasting mentorship and guidance. Young Marines Alumni are specially situated to become adult volunteers as they have the knowledge and wisdom of being a Young Marine. Take the next step in reconnecting and giving back!

Becoming an AV can be as easy as four simple steps.  Read below, and visit the links to become an AV at a unit near you!

Find a Unit

Visit the Unit Locator, use your zip code to find the unit nearest to you.  Contact the Unit Commander listed for the unit, and let them know you are interested.

AV Application

Fill out the AV application and submit it to the Unit Commander. 

Background Check

The safety of our Young Marines is paramount. The organization uses a comprehensive background check to help ensure our youth are protected. 


After HQYM reviews your application and the successful completion of your background check, you are set!

Coming back to the Young Marines has felt like coming back home...

Robert M. - Young Marines Alum 1985-1990


Host an Alumni Gathering

We want to help you host a gathering of fellow Alumni in your area.  The best part?  We can help pay!  


1) The event host must be an active member in the Alumni Association.  Not an Alumni Association member?  Joining is easy and free!

2) The request must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event date.

Number of Alumni you are intending to host

Thanks, we'll be in touch!