Volunteer Opportunities - WE WANT YOU!
The Museum's volunteers are some of our greatest assets. The men and women who donate their time and talents to the Museum contribute greatly to our success.
Every day volunteers are engaged in a multitude of activities which include but are not limited to: hosting tours, teaching visitors to fly simulators, assist with exhibit building and aircraft restoration, instructing boy and girl scouts in the wonders of aviation, sharing aviation history with school students as they tour the Museum, recording oral histories, helping with the day to day tasks of running the Museum and acting as the Museum’s ambassadors to the community.
Volunteer docents are needed to share the stories and history that the great planes of WWII bring to life. Background information and a manual are provided as well as mentoring on WWII and aviation history. Monthly volunteer meetings provide both supplementary instruction and fellowship.
The restoration volunteers assist with preparing and restoring the latest additions to the Museum’s collection which include the assembling and restoration of aircraft and exhibits intended for display. The volunteers also work as “plane captains,” maintaining the aircraft now in the exhibit hall, along with the dioramas.
The education volunteers assist with school tours. Docents help the teachers and students become familiar with the planes, the people and the history they made. Students have the opportunity to fly WWII airplanes from Pacific Island bases to aircraft carriers and back in the Education Flight Lab simulators. Volunteers become the students’ co-pilot on their flight into history.
The Boy and Girl Scout Program has taken off with the Aviation Merit Badge, Aerospace Badge and special “Scout Outing Saturdays”. These programs are possible because of the dedicated volunteers offering individual attention to all the young people who visit on the weekend.
Correspondence with our members and founders is maintained thanks to volunteers who assist in, read, and respond to the many letters the Museum receives.
The Museum also serves as caretaker of many family memories, including personal artifacts. The curatorial department needs volunteers to catalog the unique artifacts that are donated to our collection.
Daily operations from computers to curatorial tasks are made easier because of volunteers who pitch in with their skills and expertise. Join us. There is much more to do and share.
Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas
- Education Program
- Guided Tours
- Greeters and Theater Operations
- Curatorial and Exhibits
- Oral History Documentation
- Special Events and Fund-Raising
- Aircraft Preparation & Restoration
- Cactus Air Force Flight Simulator Operations
- Marketing/E Marketing
- Education Flight Lab