Learn more about this program by watching a recording of our recent webinar presentation:
Watch Collegiate Volunteer Webinar
Volunteering as a Collegiate Volunteer at AirVenture is flexible—choose the hours and days that work best for your schedule. Before or after your volunteer shift, you’ll have access to the site, which means you can experience all AirVenture has to offer. Visit exhibitors, catch an air show, enjoy evening entertainment, and best of all, network with volunteers, corporate representatives, and other students.
EAA’s Collegiate Volunteer Program Application for 2017 will be available in February 2017.
You volunteer your time, We take care of the rest:
- Admission wristbands (weekly wristband for volunteers logging at least 40 hours; a daily wristband for volunteers logging at least four hours on a specific day)
- Complimentary camping for those volunteering at least 30 hours
- A meal and beverages during volunteer shifts
- Exclusive events and activities
- A one-time, free six-month EAA membership when you complete an application
- An experience of a lifetime!
Aviation-related: Volunteers are needed in flightline operations; aircraft greeters, parking, or traffic; and moving and placing aircraft on Boeing Plaza.
Grounds/Facilities: Set up and take down chairs for forums and other events.
Administrative/Business/Customer Service: Human resources students can support the Volunteer Center that acts as the staffing center for volunteers; accounting students support our Finance office; and students interested in customer service can volunteer at the Welcome Center by greeting and assisting EAA members and guests.
Food/Event Management: Operation Thirst volunteers are responsible for preparing 1,000 daily lunches and distributing them, along with beverages, to volunteers throughout the grounds; Audio/Visual volunteers set up equipment for events and programs; Lifetime Dinner and Gathering of Eagles volunteers set up the museum’s Eagle Hangar for these two major events.
Photographers/Videographers: Photographers, videographers, grips, editors, and assistants are needed.
And many more: If you are interested in volunteering, we will have a spot for you.
“AirVenture 2015 was unlike any other volunteer experience I have had. As a Human Resources major I helped out in the Volunteer center placing volunteers in different volunteer opportunities. Not only did I get real life experience, I got to meet and talk to people from all over the world. I actually got to experience what makes AirVenture so special and why thousands of people all over the world keep coming back year after year and I can’t wait to volunteer again.”
“Volunteering at AirVenture 2014 was, without a doubt, one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. As a part of Alpha Eta Rho in College Park, I worked in Frasca’s Cessna 172 G1000 simulator for the week. I was immersed in an environment with like-minded, equally enthusiastic aviation lovers. Volunteering was a blast, and I certainly plan to volunteer again in years to come.”
Harrison Bennett Matteau
2015 University Participants:
Join students from Ohio State University, University of North Dakota, University of Central Missouri, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the University of Dubuque.