Volunteer Opportunities at the Museum of Aviation
The Museum of Aviation Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, whether temporary and/or permanent. A breakdown with the most common can be found below. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Dan Hart.
Each exhibit building has a visitor desk, Volunteers welcome and greet the Visitors in the Museum, as well as, assist visitors in any way necessary. In addition to welcoming visitors, greeters also walk the floors of the Museum while Visitors are present to keep a watchful eye. Hours are 7 days a week 9:00am-5:00pm. The morning shift is 9:00am-1:00pm and the afternoon shift is 1:00pm-5:00pm. Volunteers can work one or more 4 hour shifts and no military or aviation experience is required and training is provided on the job.
Volunteers are also needed who can work on an as-needed basis especially on weekends, when regular Volunteers are absent.
Tour Guide Volunteers conduct tours of the Museum for groups associated with the Military, whether active duty, retired or civilian or any other group or individual that would be considered a VIP. Knowledge of aircraft is helpful, however, training can be provided.
Archive/Library Volunteers perform tasks in the Archives and Library section of the Museum. This Volunteer works under direction of the Curator and the hours for this position are Monday thru Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Hours worked by Volunteers are agreed upon between the Volunteer and Curator.
Aircraft Restoration Volunteers work under direction of the Head of Restoration or his appointee. Volunteers in this position need to have mechanical, sheet metal or aircraft frame experience. Hours for this position are Monday thru Friday 7:00am-3:00pm, and Saturday mornings 9:00am-12:00pm. Hours worked by Volunteers are agreed upon between the Volunteer and Restoration staff.
Education Tour Guide
Education Tour Guided Volunteers work under the direction of the Education Department’s Tour Guide Coordinator. Volunteers give 1.5 hours history based tours to groups of various ages. The groups range in age from elementary to high school and occasionally adult and the tours are conducted based on a predetermined itinerary. The hours for this position are Tuesday thru Saturday usually between the hours of 9:00am-2:00pm.