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AirVenture Volunteer Positions

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Thank you for inquiring about volunteer opportunities during AirVenture 2024.

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.




Youth Welcome Center

The Youth Welcome Center at EAA Four Corners welcomes families and all visitors to participate in fun aviation activities, learn about youth programs on the AirVenture grounds, and explore EAA’s youth education opportunities.

Volunteers will be on hand to:

  • Assist with simple youth activities like a cockpit photo station, build-your-own keychain using rivets, and a “Mark Your Hometown” map activity.
  • Share resources with youth to explore aviation including youth activities happening on the AirVenture grounds, EAA’s youth programming, Young Eagles, AeroEducate, and more!

Volunteer Requirements:

Webinar-based training will be provided, along with a reference manual on site to assist all volunteers.

Other Information:

  • Two shifts per day (Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28)
    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 noon
    • 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Volunteers can choose which area of the tent they would like to support, as availability allows.
  • Additional benefits (daily/weekly passes, parking passes) available for day(s) of shift(s).

Questions? Email Danielle Schmick

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AeroEducate Center

AeroEducate is EAA’s NEW youth aviation education program, and we will be running activities and presentations for teen-aged youth each day in the AeroEducate Center, located in Aviation Gateway Park.

Volunteers will be on hand to:

  • Greet visitors and answer questions about AeroEducate (training will be provided)
  • Support transitions between forums and activities
  • Assist with youth activities, as needed

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Enjoys helping people and inspiring youth to explore aviation.
  • A positive, customer-focused mindset.
  • Pass EAA’s Youth Protection Training and Background Check.
  • Reasonably good health (4 hours shifts, mainly on your feet)

Webinar-based training will be provided, along with a reference manual on site to assist all volunteers.

Other Information:

  • Two shifts per day (Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28)
    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 noon
    • 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Additional benefits (daily/weekly passes, parking passes) available for day(s) of shift(s).

Questions? Email Danielle Schmick

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South 40 Flight Line Operations

The South 40 Flight Line Operations team is expanding again this year, and we have openings for the following positions:

Aircraft Parkers & Marshallers

This is a special opportunity to join a new and growing volunteer team. You can be one of the first people to say, "Welcome to Oshkosh!" to pilots flying in from all over the world! No experience necessary! We'll teach you all you need to know.

Here's a short YouTube video that shows what we do

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 18+ years of age (16-17 with written parental consent)
  • Reasonably good health
  • A positive, team-oriented, customer-focused mindset

The South 40 has some of the best views of landing and departing aircraft, an enthusiastic team of volunteers, and is a vital part of fulfilling EAA's No Aircraft Turned Away initiative.

To volunteer, contact Ed Myers.




Trams/On-site Shuttles

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 airventuretrams@gmail.com.




Forums Hosts

Volunteers are needed throughout the week of AirVenture in the Forums Hosts area. Our volunteers greet Forums presenters, ask if they have any questions or need technical or audio/visual assistance, and take a count of attendance at the presentation. It's a great way to meet interesting people and hear their presentations while helping EAA. Volunteers can work as much or as little as they wish, whenever they wish. We usually have openings for volunteers most of the time, especially later in the week. Just walk up to the Forums Office (the small building in the center of the Forums Plaza) and ask for the Forums Hosts - we'll be happy to meet you and get you started!

Duties:

Greet the Forum speaker and identify yourself as a Forums volunteer.
Ask the speaker if they need any audio-visual assistance and either render assistance or obtain assistance from the Forums office.
Complete an information form for each Forum presentation, including a count of attendees, comments and/or suggestions on the presentation.

Skills:

No special skills are needed, just a friendly smile and a willingness to meet and speak with presenters, offer assistance, listen to and evaluate presentations, and perform minor trash pickup and chair straightening tasks. Computer and PowerPoint skills are helpful, but not required. We have staff who can help presenters with these issues when they arise.

Please contact Keith Anderson if you would like to volunteer; keith.j.anderson@gmail.com.




Museum Counter

We would like to have individuals during Airventure count the number of visitors to the EAA Aviation Museum.

  • The museum is open from 8:00 AM to 6 PM.
  • We have three shifts per day starting on Saturday, July 20, 2024 through Sunday, July 28, 2024. Shifts run from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, 11 AM to 3 PM, and 2:30 PM to 6PM.
  • There are two counter positions per shift (upper and lower).
  • Responsibilities include counting each individual that enters the museum and recording that information on an hourly basis.
  • Donuts in the morning and lunches are provided.
  • Contact Bob Havens prior to July 15, 2024 at bobhavens1845@gmail.com.



International Federal Pavilion

The Federal Pavilion, now in its 32d year at AirVenture, is home to all Federal Government agencies of the US, Canada, and the Bahamas, except NASA and the FAA. 2024 agencies include the National Park Service, NOAA/National Weather Service, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, TSA, TSI, NORAD, US Air Force Museum, the Islands of the Bahamas, and others. The agencies present a wide range of services and information to the general aviation community and EAA members.

Wright Flyer Simulator:

Volunteers, working with other volunteers, will help the National Park Service with the operation of the 1903 Wright Flyer simulator. Duties include explaining how to use the simulator, assisting users in getting into and out of the simulator, and explaining how the simulator replicates the Wright Brothers successful 1903 flight. Volunteers are needed for the 0900-1300 and 1300-1700 shifts daily.

Volunteers should possess a desire to assist EAA members in using the popular Wright Flyer simulator, standing for up to an hour at a time, interest in the Wright Brothers and able to communicate their story to EAA members, ability to turn desktop computer and large screen TV monitor on/off, ability to work as a team with other volunteers.

Jr. Ranger:

Volunteers, working with the park rangers, will guide youth and their parents in completion of a variety of aviation related education activities and upon successful completion provide the youth with a National Park Service Junior Ranger badge. Volunteers are needed daily for the 0930-1200 and 1200-1500 shifts.

A desire to work with youth and guide them through a range of STEM based aviation education activities, a strong ability to communicate effectively with youth and their parents. A basic understanding of aircraft and basic flight principles is helpful but not required.

USAF Museum:

The volunteer will work with other volunteers and with USAF Museum staff in explaining this world class aviation museum, the aircraft in the collection, and with distribution of printed materials about the museum and the collection. USAF staff will provide all background information necessary to complete duties. Volunteers are needed daily for the 1000-1400 shift.

A desire to assist EAA members in understanding what the USAF Museum offers, standing for up to two hours, ability to work as a team with other volunteers, an interest in historic aircraft and desire to share related information with others.

All three are indoor opportunities, inside Hangar D. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in these volunteer opportunities, please contact Cliff Chetwin at 720-320-6264 or Kestrelair1@gmail.com




Vintage Aircraft Association

The Vintage Aircraft Association hosts a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including parking airplanes, cooking, and serving breakfast at our popular Tall Pines Café, offering member and guest assistance at our Hospitality Desk, Volunteer Center, Membership Center, and Charging Station, selling merchandise at our Red Barn Store and Bookstore, as well as other ways to help! We welcome volunteers of all ages and skill levels, so you're sure to find a job you'll love.

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AirVenture Scooter Fleet

Volunteers needed! Our group services, maintains and repairs a fleet of approximately 150 Honda Metropolitan and Ruckus scooters used during AirVenture. We are in need of several volunteers that are interested in helping our crew. No experience necessary, but a mechanical aptitude is helpful. We need help both before AirVenture, to unpack, de-winterize and repair the scooters and after AirVenture to clean up, repair and winterize them for next year. If interested, please contact:

Dick Wilson
DBCW@Yahoo.com
US cell: 512.630.6008




AviationTech

AviationTech is a hands-on STEM immersion activity open to middle and high school students. Participants use coding, soldering, and 3D printed components to build a limited edition AirVenture souvenir.

Volunteers will be on hand to:

  • Assist with registration and check-in
  • Convene participants at start of each session
  • Hand out swag and snacks when participants complete activity
  • Volunteers with experience in soldering or Arduino C++ coding will help in those activity sessions

Volunteer requirements:

  • Enjoy helping youth and engaging them in conversation
  • Pass EAA’s Youth Protection Training and Background Check
  • Available for entire shift (8:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

AviationTech takes place in EAA’s Youth Education Center (Air Conditioned) on Tuesday July 23, and Thursday July 25 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers will need to arrive by 8:00 AM for instruction in their assigned roles.

Parking passes, daily wristband, and lunch will be provided.

To volunteer, contact Cindi Pokorny.




The Gathering

Thursday, July 25 3:30pm-11pm

The Gathering is EAA’s largest fundraising gala of the year with almost 1,000 people in attendance to experience a sit-down dinner and program. The event helps raise money and awareness for EAA and its various programs, including education, safety, and advocacy programs.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as our table concierges between 3:30 and 11pm

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the highest level of customer service to guests
  • Guide guests to their tables and to areas around the museum
  • Order, serve, and replenish drinks, coffee, and water efficiently
  • Respond professionally to guest requests
  • Communicate guest requests to Staff Liaison or bar staff as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Professional mannerisms and appearance
  • Reasonably good health (primarily will be on your feet)

Other information

  • Dinner will be served
  • Virtual and on-site training will be available

We also have opportunities to volunteer the day before and after the event to set-up and clean-up. Questions? Email Rebecca Greskoviak

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5K Volunteer Positions

Greeters/Directors:

  • Description: Greet and welcome participants as they arrive through the Ultralights gate. Direct participants where specific tents are located prior to and after the race. After the race is complete, direct participants to food and beverage tent, as well as nearest shower locations.
  • Time Slot: 5:30am - 9:00am
  • Number of Slots Available: 2

Gear Check:

  • Description: Ask participants to rip off the Gear Check ticket on their bib and hand to you. You then staple or binder clip their ticket to their gear and hold it until they come back to pick up.
  • Time Slot: 5:30am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 2-3

Registration – Day of line:

  • Description: Have participant sign off on waiver, process payment, and give correct race bib to participant. Hand off participant registration information to data entry person. Post race, have participant rip off and hand you their AirVenture wristband voucher that is attached to their bib, then put the wristband on them. Wristbands are good for them to enjoy the entire event on Saturday.
  • Time Slot: 5:15am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 3

Registration – Pre-event line:

  • Description: Look up participant’s name to ensure registration and electronic waiver has been received and give them their correct race bib. Have participant sign off on waiver if not submitted electronically. Post race, have participant rip off and hand you their AirVenture wristband voucher that is attached to their bib, then put the wristband on them. Wristbands are good for them to enjoy the entire event on Saturday.
  • Time Slot: 5:15am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 2

Registration Support – T-shirts:

  • Description: Float between registration lines, giving participants their correct t-shirt size. Post race, have participant rip off and hand you their AirVenture wristband voucher that is attached to their bib, then put the wristband on them. Wristbands are good for them to enjoy the entire event on Saturday.
  • Time Slot: 5:15am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 2

Food & Beverage Tent:

  • Description: Help unload cold items from refrigerator at Volunteer Kitchen and bring to the race site. Slice and platter fruit prior to race. Place other food bakery items. Prep beverages in coolers and top with ice. Serve items to participants as they complete the race.
  • Time Slot: 6:00am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 6

Cheerleaders/Spotters:

  • Description: Spotters will be dispersed throughout the route and are there to cheer on and motivate participants. You should also be on the lookout for participants that look to be in severe physical distress and ask them if they need help.
  • Time Slot: 6:30am - 9:00am
  • Number of Slots Available: 3

Water Station 1 & 2:

  • Description: Prep the water stations by filling up the water coolers, bringing them to the stations, and filling up the cups. During the race hand water cups to participants as they need when passing by. Monitor the racecourse and trash bins to ensure all used cups are thrown away and picked up off the ground.
  • Time Slot: 6:00am - 9:00am
  • Number of Slots Available: 4

Medal Handout: Help unload the medals and set out prior to the start of the race. Hand out medals to participants as they complete the race.

  • Description: Hand out medals to participants as they complete the race.
  • Time Slot: 6:00am - 9:30am
  • Number of Slots Available: 4

Pre-event Opportunity

Packet Prep & T-Shirt Folding
  • Description: Put together race participant packets and fold/sort participant t-shirts.
  • Dates: July 17 & 18, 2024
  • Time: 1pm - 4pm
  • Slots Available: Up to 10 each day

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EAA Learn to Fly Center

The EAA Learn to Fly Center is the primary location at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for information about learning to fly. The venue has expanded this year to provide an even more valuable experience. The center will be located at the Four Corners in the middle of the AirVenture grounds.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about learning to fly, assist visitors as they fly a flight simulator, help prospective pilots determine which pilot certificate is right for them, etc.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Passionate and energetic about helping people find their pathway to flight.
  • Basic understanding of the flight training process. (Standard steps, different pilot certificates, basic medical knowledge, etc.).
  • A positive, team-oriented, customer-focused mindset• Pass EAA’s Youth Protection Training and Background Check
  • Reasonably good health and willing to hold face to face conversations with visitors.
  • All pilot experience levels are welcome! (Aviation enthusiasts, student pilots, CFIs, and everything in between!)
  • Only if assisting with the Redbird Touch ‘n Go Academy, volunteers must complete FREE online General Aviation TSA Security Awareness course.

Webinar-based training will be provided, along with a reference manual on site to assist all volunteers.

Other Information:

  • The Learn to Fly Center hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Two shifts per day.
    • 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided for those volunteering the morning shift.
  • Volunteers will be able to choose which area of the tent they would like to support, as availability allows.
  • Additional benefits (daily or weekly passes, parking passes, camping credentials) may be available depending on the number of shifts served.

Click here to sign-up to volunteer!




WomenVenture

The EAA WomenVenture Center is the home base for all WomenVenture activities throughout the week. On Monday - Wednesday, the WomenVenture Center volunteer crew assists with the distribution of the iconic WomenVenture T-Shirts ahead of Wednesday's famous WomenVenture Photo and Power Lunch. Following those activities on Wednesday, the WomenVenture Center continues to host numerous women-focused aviation non-profits and forums on the center, and volunteers host the EAA booth within the center.

Sign-Up For Shifts

WomenVenture Center Support Team: Assist with t-shirt distribution on Monday - Wednesday, and serve as general hosts and assistants for activities taking place in the tent for the remainder of the week. These activities include forums inside the WVC, answering visitor questions, evening events including the Monday Ice Cream Social, Author's Corner Day, and more. Thursday - Sunday the EAA booth will host a Learn-to-Pop-Rivet board and a number of other activities. More events may be added to the schedule as AV draws closer.

Photo & Power Lunch Assistant: We will be supporting the WV Photo on Boeing Plaza, checking-in attendees and supporting Theater in the Woods set-up and transition as-needed, and supporting take-down after the Power Lunch concludes. Lunch will be free for volunteers, of course!




First Aide

First Aide has two buildings and is looking for doctors and registered nurses interested in volunteering a couple shifts. This year we have openings from Monday July 22 through Sunday July 30th. Shifts are 8 am to 2 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm.

We triage minor injuries/illnesses along with doing a few blood pressure checks and putting on a couple hundred bandages. We have one building we staff in Camp Scholler and one near the Air Traffic Control Tower.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • A positive, team-oriented, customer-focused mindset.
  • Great teamwork, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Valid Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse license is required.
  • We do not take physician assistants.

If interested, contact Connie Campbell & Deb Ferguson at (920) 279-5154 or eaaems@gmail.com.




Admissions Gate 23/Green Lot

Gate 23, also known as Ultralight Admissions, is looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy meeting new people and working in a dynamic environment. As a Gate 23 volunteer, you will be responsible for selling admission tickets, memberships, and programs while providing exceptional service to our attendees.

Later in the week there will also be an opportunity of selling admissions at our overflow lot. This will be the Green Lot. Responsibilities will consists of selling event admissions only.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist attendees with a positive and welcoming attitude
  • Sell admission tickets, memberships, and programs
  • Handle cash transactions, make change, and process credit/debit card payments
  • Check for membership credentials
  • Sell camping credentials and parking permits
  • Keep the area stocked with wristbands, programs, maps, and schedules
  • Provide information and directions within the event venue
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees
  • Collaborate with other volunteers and staff to maintain smooth operations

Qualifications:

  • A friendly and approachable demeanor
  • Patience and the ability to handle diverse situations with a calm and positive attitude
  • Flexibility and willingness to assist with different tasks as needed
  • Basic math skills for handling transactions

Benefits:

  • Meet new people and network with aviation enthusiasts and professionals
  • Complimentary meals and refreshments during your shifts

If you are excited about this opportunity and would like to volunteer please sign up by clicking HERE or contact Sue Brown for more information.

Join us in making AirVenture an unforgettable experience for all attendees. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!




Seaplane Base Boat Captains

The EAA Seaplane Base needs Boat Captains to drive our pontoon boat tours. Individuals interested in volunteering for this position are required to have an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license from the US Coast Guard, more commonly known as the “6 Pack” license.

Boat Captains will operate a pontoon boat for guided tours of the Seaplane Base Harbor. Pontoon Tours are scheduled with both a Captain and a Tour Narrator who will guide the tour and share information with guests. Boat Captains do not need to narrate their own tours.

If qualified and interested, please contact Lyndsey Anderson at avseaplanebasevolunteers@gmail.com.




Volunteer Center

Not sure where you want to volunteer? EAA’s Volunteer Center is the perfect place for you to start! The Volunteer Center is the place to find volunteer opportunities during AirVenture Oshkosh. Stop by and they will help match you with the perfect opportunity. The Volunteer Center is a small building on the corner of Schaick Ave and Forest Home Ave near the Red One Market Central.

Open 8 am to 5pm daily, July 14 -July 28.

Questions can be directed to 920-230-7744 during open hours or year-round to vccs.eaa@gmail.com




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