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Volunteer University


Welcome to the website for the new senior member professional development program Volunteer University. In the coming months this site will be updated with new content providing more information about the program, its features, and how you will engage with it as a member.

Provost Welcome Message


Program Overview



Chief of Education and Training - Col Bryan Cooper

Provost - Lt Col Michael Bryant

Dean for Onsite - Lt Col Nicole Shaffner

Dean for Online - Lt Col Chris Branan

Curriculum Coordinator - Lt Col Kathleen Nicholas


NEW: Join The Volunteer University Team for Office Hours

Key members of the Volunteer University team are now hosting virtual Office Hours where members can ask questions, check on their status in the Education and Training Program, and offer ideas to the Volunteer University team.

These sessions are added to the Education and Training Calendar as they are offered by the Provost, Deans, Chairs and Coordinators and can be found labeled "Office Hours".  


Become a Volunteer University Instructor

A crucial aspect of this new program is building our instructor corps to teach the new modules in our onsite or virtual-in-residence classes and our online cohorts. If you are interested in joining the team and helping to take CAP education and training into the future, please complete the application below.

Step 1: 

Complete the Volunteer University Instructor Application

Step 2: 

Once your application is approved by region and wing command, you will be enrolled in the VOLU Instructor Course in AXIS.  For more information or assistance, contact us at

Step 3: 

After completing the online portion of the Instructor Course, you must participate in a virtual training session to be fully qualified as a Volunteer University assistant instructor or instructor.  Sign up for this step using the  Education and Training Calendar using events labeled "Instructor Course Virtual Session". 

Once you have completed the virtual training session, you will receive your permissions as an instructor or assistant instructor. Questions?  Contact us at


Existing Instructors & Assistant Instructors:

Need to upgrade or add instructor permissions? Use this form



If you have questions about Volunteer University, take a look at our FAQ document below to see if it's already been answered. If it hasn't, send us an email for it to be added to the Frequently Asked Questions Document.

Frequently Asked Questions Document

VolU Lexicon



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