Volunteer at Oshkosh!
Have the adventure of a lifetime this summer with your friends and meet new friends along the way as part of the Collegiate Volunteer Program during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. This unique program allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience while also getting a behind-the-scenes look at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.
Volunteering in the Collegiate program at AirVenture is flexible—you choose the hours and days that work best for your schedule. Before or after your volunteer shift, you’ll have full 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.
You volunteer your time, we take care of the rest:
- Admission wristbands
- Daily wristband for volunteers logging at least four hours on a specific day
- Complimentary camping for those volunteering at least 30 hours
- Meals, snacks, 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.
“This program is a wonderful opportunity for college aviation students who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it to experience Oshkosh. The work is fun, the aircraft are awesome, and the people are some of the best around. It's a great experience, and I would recommend it to everybody.”
- Weston Harris, 2016 Collegiate Volunteer from University of Central Missouri
“The EAA Collegiate Volunteer program is a must for all college aged individuals who have an interest in aviation! Through this program I was able to get up close and personal with airplanes, pilots, and inner workings of AirVenture with no prior experience. The amenities are top notch, the volunteer family is just that, and everyone treats Collegiate Volunteers like VIPs! Trust me - this is an experience you will remember for a lifetime.”
- Andrew Pfluger, 2016 Collegiate Volunteer