River Valley


Save the River Valley Young Marines!


Seeking Adult Volunteers to help strengthen the lives of America’s youth.

  Current Drill Center: 

Marine Corps League
7428 Ellis Street
Fort Chaffee Redevelopment District
Barling, AR  72916

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, aged eight through high school graduation. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. 

Units are led by dedicated adult volunteers who mentor and guide youth members. It is through these caring adults that Young Marines learn the values of honor, courage, and commitment. Volunteer Today


Volunteer Today

If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer with the River Valley Young Marines, contact  resources@youngmarines.com or by phone at 1-800-717-0060 Ext 215 and mention code RV.



About the River Valley Young Marine

There are currently Young Marine units in the State of Arkansas. The River Valley Young Marines serves Fort Smith and the surrounding area. The adult staff are all volunteers and consist of YM family members, members from all different professions within the community, and veterans. 

 In the River Valley Young Marines, youth receive opportunities to build their pride and leadership skills through such challenging events as: rappelling; intense physical fitness training; camping; close order drill; swimming; land navigation and many other activities. They get opportunities to earn promotions and ribbons through their achievements as they develop their skills. There are also travel opportunities as the Young Marines participates in national schools, adventures, and encampments with other units. 



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Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax