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 look for volunteer opportunities during AirVenture Oshkosh. All you need to do is stop by and they will help match you with the perfect opportunity. The Volunteer Center is a small building in Camp Scholler located on Schaick Ave across from the parking lot of the red barn camp store.
The Volunteer Center opens mid-July and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com at any time.
We are in need of some dedicated volunteers to help in the Volunteer Kitchen. Volunteers in this area prepare and serve meals to all volunteers the week prior to AirVenture through the conclusion of AirVenture. If you would rather work alone, we also have need for individuals to help with washing dishes. We ask that you are able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours. Assistance is needed throughout each day.
Please contact Erin Hartse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-275-9321if interested in volunteering with the Volunteer Kitchen.
The Trams team is in need of volunteers. Drivers are volunteers that drive the trams on specific routes around the site. Experience driving tractors or similar equipment may be helpful for tram drivers but is not required. Must have a current driver’s license and be a minimum of 21 years old. Conductors are volunteers that ride on the back of the trams to give directions and provide general event information to passengers. Safety volunteers are located at busy stops and direct people to the right area and keep the area safe. For all volunteer positions, experience required is: knowledge of the AirVenture grounds, assisting handicapped individuals using the tram, and well as friendly demeanor. Shifts available are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please contact Gene Zorn at email@example.com if interested in volunteering with the Trams team.
The Aircraft Greeters are volunteers who "meet and greet" the transient pilots as they arrive at AirVenture. Along with greeting the pilots, you will remind them to tie down their airplanes before leaving the plane, close their flight plans if needed, ensure master switch is off, hand out flyers with pilot info with row number parked in, issue fuel tickets, direct them to the North 40 Registration building, and answer any questions they may have. This role does require that the volunteer be able to stand or be walking in a grass parking area around moving aircraft. Work shifts vary from 2.5 to 4 hours with most shifts running 3.5 hours. We advise that volunteers wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and use sunscreen. Being an Aircraft Volunteer is a good way to get up close to a lot of different types of planes and meet their pilots. Aircraft Greeters must be 18 years or older and must attend a briefing prior to working the airfield.
Please contact Dennis Spivey at dennis.spivey@Comcast.net if interested in volunteering with the Aircraft Greeters.
Come join the carts program as dispatcher! Carts provides transportation assistance for those visitors with mobility concerns. Dispatcher is an office position where it is helpful to be comfortable with radios and data entry, but it is not required. Shifts are four hours each between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. starting Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, July 30.
Please contact Susan Condrey at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteering with the carts program as a dispatcher.
Forums Hosts are always looking for volunteers, particularly in the last few days of AirVenture. We greet, and assist, the presenters in the Forums area. You can volunteer with us as much or as little as your schedule and preference allow. It is a fun way to meet interesting Forums speakers and hear their presentations, contribute to the continued success of AirVenture, and make some new friends among the many volunteers who help us each year. No experience needed.
Please contact Keith Anderson, the Forums Hosts Chair, at email@example.com if interested in volunteering with the Forums Host area.
The Security/Auto Parking team is looking for volunteers to assist guests with parking cards in all lots. Volunteers will also assist with traffic direction. No prior experience needed, just the ability to follow lot supervisor instructions.
If interested, please contact John Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-852-0251.
Main Gate North
The primary function of the EAA Main Gate North building is to sell admissions and memberships to arriving guests. Most volunteers will operate a computer/cash register using software that walks you through the transactions. This position requires training (online and onsite). Familiarity with basic computer operation and keyboarding as well as handling money and credit card transactions is needed to feel comfortable in this position. This is a fast-paced operation. The training (online video and one-on-one) will help you understand the policies and procedures you will need for this position. You will work in a building that is open on all sides to the elements. You should enjoy talking to people and making them feel welcome.
Other volunteers will assist in managing the queue directing guests to open windows to make their purchase(s). On-site training is offered for these positions. You will be working outside on a paved area. You should enjoy talking to people.
Other volunteers will staff a small information building. You will direct visitors and answer questions. Having a knowledge of EAA, aviation and the AirVenture grounds will be very helpful here. If you do not know the answer, we will teach you where to direct someone to find the answer. Again, you should enjoy talking to people.
If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com including your name, mailing address, email address, phone number and any special interests as well as questions. An online scheduling website will be available in June to sign up for specific times. Due to the amount of time required for training, we request a minimum time commitment of 12 hours during AirVenture 2017.
Member Affinity Benefits (MAB)
EAA Member Affinity Benefits is looking for volunteers with customer service skills who have a basic understanding of EAA Member Affinity Benefits (http://eaa.org/memberbenefits; insurance, finance, car rental discounts, museum passport, etc.) to answer questions, encourage use, and collect testimonials on use of EAA Member Affinity Benefits. 3-5 volunteers are needed for daily support throughout the week of convention. Training will be provided.
If interested, please contact Cory Puuri, 920-426-6875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and volunteer in EAA’s “One Stop Shopping” location for EAA members and guests to interact with all US and Bahamas Federal Government Agencies, except FAA and NASA. Volunteers will work with National Park Service staff to operate 1903 Wright Flyer simulator; assist people getting into and out of simulator and explain how the simulator controls work. Volunteer shifts are available every day 9:30 a.m.-1 and 1 p.m.-5. No other skills needed besides the desire to interact with AirVenture participants and interest in Wright Brothers!
If interested, please contact Cliff Chetwin at email@example.com or 505-466-1287.
Come join the Departure Briefing Crew. It’s time well spent on the flight line and any pilot or aviation enthusiast would enjoy helping out. Pilots departing AirVenture are expected to have downloaded or received the EAA AirVenture NOTAM which is required reading for any pilot’s pre-flight preparation. As briefers, we explain the ground departure procedures while we reinforce the importance of knowing the departure part of the NOTAM. There are nine locations where departure briefings are given and we also have several “roaming” briefers on scooters and utility vehicles. We ask that you volunteer to work at least 3 shifts during AirVenture.
Please contact Elton Eisele at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Departure Briefing.
Please note: Additional area opportunities will continue to be posted. Check back with us often for more exciting opportunities
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at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.