Thank you for inquiring about volunteer opportunities during AirVenture 2019.
We appreciate your support and willingness to volunteer for EAA. EAA’s volunteers are an essential part of the success of our operations during AirVenture, as well as throughout the year. Please review the opportunities listed below. We will be updating them often through the start of AirVenture.
Forums Event Volunteer – Events Team
If you enjoy special events and providing fantastic customer service, volunteer with the Events Team. We are looking for outgoing and friendly individuals to assist with the setup and tear down of special events in the Forums area. Tasks will include but are not limited to: moving tables, chairs, setting linens, centerpieces, etc. Looking for volunteers in the afternoon and early evenings.
- Minimum 16 years of age.
- Ability to lift up to 30lbs; bend, sit and stand for periods of time.
- Work for 3 1/2 to 4 hours per shift. Typical hours vary between 4:00pm – 11:00pm.
- Ability to work in outdoor conditions.
Any interested volunteers should contact Lori Allman – Sales & Events Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
South 40 Aircraft Camping, Marshallers/Parkers
Be a part of a whole new Volunteer experience as EAA grows our aircraft camping into a brand new area. This year we are standing up the South 40 Aircraft Camping area as we continue to grow the grounds to meet our goal of “no aircraft turned away.” As a part of this team you will assist in the marshalling and parking of aircraft as they arrive in Oshkosh and safely assist them as they depart. This is a great opportunity to work with airplanes and make a great first impression on AirVenture attendees. South 40 volunteers will work in a variety of shifts that span from 5:30 am until 8:30 pm, and are needed the Friday prior to AirVenture through the Monday after AirVenture.
Any interested volunteers should contact Miranda La Brec at email@example.com.
Welcome our aircraft pilots as they arrive at AirVenture in the North 40 and Homebuilt airfield areas. Ensure pilots turn off master switch and tie down their aircraft before leaving the area. Distribute information flyers, fuel tickets, directions to registration, showers, and answer questions the pilot may need at AirVenture.
- Minimum 18 years of age
- General good health
- Be able to stand and work for 3 1/2 to 4 hours per shift
- All Aircraft Greeter Volunteers are required to work in outdoor conditions around moving aircraft
Any interested volunteers should contact Dennis Spivey – Chairman Aircraft Greeters firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with Vintage – Where the FUN IS
From crowd control to cooking; from parking planes to popping popcorn, we have volunteer positions to fit every person and every skill level. Even though we have more than 500 returning Vintage Volunteers yearly, we are always looking for and welcome new folks. OSHKOSH is our extended family reunion each July. We work hard but also play hard with cookouts, a pizza party, air-conditioned rest area, a Vintage Picnic and more. We have positions for all interests and skill levels. This year’s greatest needs in Vintage are:
- Aeromart - Call it a swap meet, consignment sale, or clean out the hangar sale; Aeromart, located at the Fly Market, provides one of the best places for individuals to sell their extra aircraft parts and other aviation related items. Each year approximately 21,000 people visit the Aeromart sales tent to shop through the almost 6,000 items that are consigned by over 300 different vendors. Four hour shifts. Shaded open tent, some standing. Pre-convention help needed. Leadership positions available.
- Expanded Vintage Flightline – With more area to park planes we are building an expanded flightline crew. Four hour shifts. No experience necessary. We have a comprehensive training and mentoring program and positions for all skill levels. Jobs are outdoors in all weather and include crowd control, crossing guards, greeters, airplane walkers, and taxiway bikers.
- Tall Pines Café – The best breakfast in Oshkosh. Four hour shifts: mornings 6 am. Covered open dining room. Some standing required. Skills needed: cooking, serving, bussing tables, general clean-up.
- Vintage Volunteer Center – Located in a booth outside our Red Barn, our Volunteer Center recruits, registers, and tracks hours for our team. Our Volunteer Center is also an information center for visitors. We are looking for three or four adults for four hour afternoon shifts with a commitment of two or more days. Skills needed: good customer relations, alphabetizing, good handwriting, and knowledge of the Vintage area helpful but not required. Rewards: Shaded open building at show center with the best view of the airshow. This is the first place to stop if you are looking for a position with Vintage.
To sign up or learn more about these Vintage positions and many more, click here.
Main Gate North Admissions
Line Management– Needed: Outgoing and friendly people to provide great customer service by helping AirVenture attendees through the queue to the next available admission sales window. Ability to be mobile and work outside needed. Loud voice is a plus but not necessary! Training is provided.
For more details and to sign up, please reach out to Courtney at email@example.com.
Help the Federal Pavilion celebrate its 27th year at AirVenture and its new home in Hangar D. The Pavilion is home to federal agencies from the U.S., Canada, and Bahamas and provides opportunities for EAA member to interact with the National Park Service, US Customs & Border Protection, NOAA, The U.S. Forest Service, Transport Canada, NORAD, Islands of the Bahamas, and many other government agencies who impact general aviation. This year's volunteer opportunities include operating EAA's 1903 Wright Flyer simulator, operating NOAA's Hurricane Simulator, and assisting National Park Rangers in telling the story of the birth of powered flight. Shifts are available every day.
For details on joining our team contact Cliff Chetwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camper Registration Ramp
The Ramp Volunteers’ role is to be the first point of contact to welcome EAA members who are driving in to stay in Camp Scholler. Responsibilities include: directing Camp Scholler ramp traffic into safe and efficient lines, working with team members to expedite wait times by keeping traffic flow organized, assisting the Camper Registration staff in ensuring a welcoming and exciting experience for our members.
Ramp Volunteer’s work in 4 hour shifts which are scheduled between 7 am to 7 pm beginning on the Wednesday before AirVenture and ending the Friday of AirVenture. Volunteers may sign up for as many or as few shifts as desired. Must be at least 16 years of age and able to stand for long periods of time and tolerate weather.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact Liesl Wolf at email@example.com.
Departure Briefing 2019
Come join the Departure Briefing crew. It's time spent on the flight line, and any pilot or aviation enthusiast can learn how they can help out. As a new volunteer of the crew, you will spend an hour or so with an experienced briefer learning the procedures and then you’ll be giving briefings yourself.
What does the Departure Briefing do?
Pilots departing AirVenture during the convention are expected to receive an in-person Departure Briefing, and we're the people who do it. As briefers, we explain the departure procedures they will use while on the ground and in the air when leaving. We also hand them a card with an outline of the departure procedures printed on them so they may review as needed.
Around the airport, there are about 12 locations where departure briefings are given, and we also have several 'roaming' briefers on scooters and utility vehicles. Hours of operation are 7 am to 1:30 pm, and we try to schedule several shifts so each person is only required to stay 2-3 hours any day. We especially need extra help during the last few days of the convention, when the majority of planes are leaving AirVenture, but any day of the week is a good day to volunteer. We also start a few days before AirVenture starts so if you are in town come join us then.
For those of you that are in Oshkosh Sunday afternoon we have a meeting at 2:00 p.m. at the Air-Ops Building. (straight out from the West ramp on the flight line) Training will be given during the week for those who cannot make the Sunday meeting.
Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time, it will be rewarding and fun. If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homebuilt Aircraft Workshops
Homebuilt Aircraft Workshops area is seeking volunteers to share their experience and expertise with fellow builders and folks new to building their own plane in the hands on workshops, demonstrations and classroom sessions that we do each year.
Your passion may be the key to start a prospective builder on their path to build their own airplane! Each year, almost 10,000 people visit the workshop and classroom areas and many are inspired to start building their own homebuilt airplane!
We’ll be presenting daily sessions in sheet metal, fabric, composites, welding, and wood construction, with hands on demos as well! In the Aeroplane Workshop we’ll be continuing on with the Sheet Metal, Cozy, Player Special, and Fabric Covering projects. We’ll have some great additions including Zenith aircraft returning to demonstrate how easy it is to build a Zenith aircraft during the entire week.
Please help the Homebuilt Workshops area make Oshkosh a great experience for all who attend! Click on the link for the online Workshop Volunteer form below:
Fill Out Workshop Volunteer Form
Be a part of our on-site shuttle team! We are looking for volunteers for the afternoon shift. It’s a great opportunity to see the grounds and interact with attendees from all over the world! We are in need of individuals to welcome all attendees in a friendly, positive manner.
Positions available (afternoon shift only):
- Drivers: Operate tractor safely while pulling trams. Ability to drive a tractor. Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Conductors: Announce stops and nearby attractions. Act as observer for the driver. Good communication skills. Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Safety Personnel: Assist with loading and unloading of passengers, including assisting those with mobility disabilities by putting ramps into place, when necessary. Answer questions and direct riders to the proper area for loading, unloading and staging. Must be 18 years of age or older.
Any interested volunteers should contact Gene Zorn at email@example.com
Print Mail Center (PMC)
Looking for friendly, outgoing people to greet attendees enthusiastically and offer them a free newspaper as they enter the main gate.
- 8am to 12pm Monday, July 22nd thru Sunday, July 28th
- 12pm to 3pm on Monday, July 22nd, Wednesday, July 24th, Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th
Please contact Ann Rahn if interested: (920) 426-6509
Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience
Welcome to EAA's Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience presented by NATCA. Our mobile trailer is bringing EAA’s mission and passion to aviation and non-aviation events throughout the country.
Visitor experiences include flight time in two Redbird TD flight simulators and a Welcome to EAA 360-degree virtual reality video. They can be hands-on with two EAA-branded activities: a sheet metal cookie cutter project sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, and a foam glider, sponsored by Flite Test. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the wonder of recreational flight and EAA activities through multimedia displays and our enthusiastic staff.
We are looking for six aviation enthusiasts that enjoy working with a younger audience for all of our activities and two Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) to operate our two Red Bird Flight Simulators per shift during AirVenture. There are two shifts per day.
For more information, contact Chris Cassinelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up below.
Sign Up as a Mobile Experience Volunteer