A citizen can be a volunteer for Selective Service as a local board member, registrar, or state volunteer.

Selective Service local board members are part of a group of citizen volunteers whose mission, upon a draft, will be to decide who among the registrants in their community will receive deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service based on the individual registrant's circumstances and beliefs.

Selective Service registrars are uncompensated volunteers appointed by the agency to inform young men to fulfill their civic responsibility and be eligible to apply for student loans and grants, job training, and federal employment.

State volunteers are those who assist Selective Service with special events and outreach projects in their respective state.

Local Board Member

Collage of Board MembersAn important component of the Selective Service System is its citizen volunteers who make up the local boards, district, and national appeal boards. Local and district appeal board members are appointed by the Director of Selective Service after being recommended for their respective positions. National appeal board members are appointed directly by the President of the United States. However, no matter who appoints these board members, they are all chosen using a set of guidelines. This ensures that the most competent individuals for the job are appointed.

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Two Men Using a ComputerAs an uncompensated volunteer, registrars inform young men to fulfill their civic responsibility to remain eligible for student loans and grants, job training, and federal employment. Registrars encourage men to register online,, or provide Selective Service registration forms for those choosing to register on site. Registrars are from the high schools, organizations under the Workforce Investment Act, National Farmworker Job programs, federal bureau of prisons, or state correctional institutions.

 To be a registrar, you must be:

           - At least 18 years old,
           - U.S. citizen, and
           - Registered with Selective Service, if required

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State Resource Volunteer

Group of Board MembersA state resource volunteer is an individual who supports the agency's state director in various programs that enhance registration awareness and educate the public of Selective Service's mission and purpose. These uncompensated volunteers lend a hand in two programs: visit-a-post office and recruit board members in their communities.

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Contact Us

Answering a Phone CallFor more information on any of the various volunteer programs, contact our Registration Branch:

(703) 605-4083