The important work of UTR is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, talents, and skill levels. Our needs change based on current events, adding flexibility to get you involved in an area that inspires you the most!

Help Us Send Home More Bedtime Stories!

Program Advocate

Supporters of our program who live or work within a military community identify locations that would benefit from the UTR program and work with a UTR Program Manager to publicize the program and assist as needed. The Program Advocate is the eyes and ears of our program in the field.

Children’s Books Reviewer

Do you like to read children’s books? We’d love for you to read them with a purpose and write book reviews. This position is perfect for reading specialists, librarians, or others who can evaluate books for ease of reading aloud, word content and diversity, age appropriateness, etc.

Recording Booth Operator

We often have opportunities to bring a “pop-up studio” to a location where service members can make recordings. At these events, our volunteers help the service members make their videos and select books appropriate for the children receiving the video. These volunteers capture the special moments that are sent home to family.

Assist with Fundraising Efforts

Special Events

Support fundraising and special events by collecting auction items or helping at registration, set-up, clean-up or more.

Thank a Donor

Make calls or send handwritten letters to thank UTR financial donors.

Grant Researching/Writing

Assist the fundraising team as they research, write, and execute grants.

Use Your Communications Skills


Provide presentations about UTR in your community.


Our team of writers develop blogs and articles. The topics range from early childhood literacy to maintaining connections with loved ones serving our country, and many topics in between. Our volunteer writers bring their own ideas and create their own content based on topics suggested by UTR staff.


Help photograph volunteer and special events and military families sharing their testimonials. Photos will be used on UTR’s website, collateral materials, and social media channels. Professional photography experience is not required, though a passion for photography is encouraged.