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Civilian Marksmanship Volunteer Program

Inspection & Repair Operations Applications and Dates are now being accepted at CMP South, Anniston, Alabama

If you have the desire to spend time with an organization dedicated to the advancement of America’s marksmanship effort, and to work in a living history environment, CMP may be the right place for you.

There are many ways your time can be put to use in CMP activities. Our Inspection and Repair process, assisted by volunteers, helps CMP reduce its labor costs, and makes rifle purchases more affordable. Assignments are based primarily on individual level of familiarity with the M1 Garand rifle and CMP needs at the time. Although we do try to ensure that volunteers spend a part of their time learning about and working on the Garand, some time may be spent in warehousing, packing, or shipping operations.

Our volunteers have reported their visits as very educational, recreational and enjoyable and many have made several repeat visits from all parts of the country, and have become ambassadors for the program. The CMP is a non-profit organization and expenses associated with volunteering may be tax deductible.

Volunteers absorb all costs for transportation, lodging and meals. We are limited to ten volunteers per day and most stay 3-5 days per trip. Tools and gauges are available, but we encourage volunteers to bring their own. Volunteers must be pre-approved. Because of nature of the commodity with which we deal, all volunteers must be scheduled in advance. Walk-ons will not be accepted.

We require volunteers to submit your request at least two weeks prior to your visit, although we expect most dates to be booked months in advance. Cameras are allowed, but volunteers are asked to not bring their private firearms. Working conditions are what to be expected - it gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, and the work is always dirty. For more information or to schedule days, please contact Adam Hanvey at, or call 256-835-8455, ext. 1006.

Eastern & Western CMP Games and National Matches Volunteers Needed

In addition to volunteers needed to work in Inspection and Repair, CMP also needs volunteers to help conduct its competitions programs around the country at different times of the year.

CMP relies on volunteers at the Eastern (May) and Western (October) CMP Games Matches at Camp Butner, North Carolina and Phoenix, Arizona, respectively. For more information about Eastern and Western CMP Games events, contact Christina Roguski at, 419-635-2141, ext. 1114.

Volunteers are also needed at the National Matches (July/August) at Camp Perry, Ohio. In particular, experienced match scorers can assist with the Rimfire Sporter and President’s matches. For more information about National Match volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Hand at, 419-635-2141, ext. 1101.


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