The Importance of Your Role
Thank you for graciously volunteering your time to assist your fellow service members in staying connected with the children in their lives. Because UTR Program Managers cannot deploy alongside our military, we rely on you — our Site Coordinators — to fulfill our mission at sea, in forward operating bases, and on installations around the world. You are the key to uniting military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.
Your UTR Program Managers Set You Up for Success
We provide a short training to arm you with all the necessary tools and resources. As a Site Coordinator, your duties are to initiate, promote, and run UTR at your site and report program participation back to us. We remain in contact throughout your deployment or tenure as Site Coordinator continuing to provide you with books, supplies, guidance, and any other support you may need. We hope you also share with us any tips and tricks that you found worked for your site that might help another site!
Grow in Your Role
You will also benefit from your leadership role as the UTR Site Coordinator. You will have the ability to customize the program to fit the needs of your command or unit and you will witness first-hand the joy and comfort the UTR experience brings your fellow service members as they take a moment to step outside the demands of their jobs and read aloud to their children. If you wish to pursue the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) for points toward advancement or the Presidential Service Award (for civilian coordinators), we track your volunteer hours which we will validate and provide you when you decide to submit your award package through your chain of command.