Volunteers provide support in a variety of ways. Some set up the main stage area. Others help set up and take down displays and exhibits. Still others guide cars and aircraft into their parking spaces. There's always work to be done, and your help makes it all happen. But it's not all toil and sweat. You'll meet your fabulous fellow volunteers, see the fly-in from an “insiders” perspective, and make friends and valuable contacts that you will keep for years. You’ll be proud to have been an important part of the weekend, knowing that you did your part to support GA.
We have lots of great opportunities you can choose from: air operations, hospitality, auto parking, and set-up/tear down. Just 5-6 hour commitment is all that is needed!
Oh yeah, you'll get a free lunch, t-shirt, and a cap for your efforts. And you'll also get the satisfaction of knowing you did something important for aviation, and that the thousands of visitors (as well as AOPA) appreciate your time and talents.
Assisting with aircraft marshaling, parking, taking fuel orders, directional guidance, and aircraft camping. Please note these shifts are 5 hour shifts that have a large amount of standing involved (bring a folding or camping chair if you'd like!). Due to the nature of this position, we ask that only certified pilots above the age of 16 apply.
Assist with exhibitor load-in and set up. Duties include setting up tables/chairs, helping exhibitors carry boxes, as well as securing the Exhibit Hall and acting as Exhibit Hall security.
Assist with general show logistics including setting up tables/chairs, moving pallets, placing trash cans, and other duties as assigned. Please note this is a physical position and may require lifting tables, chairs, and boxes.
Assist with food preparation tent set up including assembling grills and setting up tables.
Assist with greeting show patrons, signage set-up, and entrance gate supervision. Please note this position requires sitting or standing in one spot for a long period of time (feel free to bring a folding or camping chair!).
Showside Auto Parking
Volunteers will be assisting with auto parking, greeting attendees, traffic control, and traffic direction.
Assist with keeping show grounds and venues clean, including trash pickup and dumping. *Please note a golf cart and gloves will be provided.
Showside Logistics/Pack up
Assist with general show logistics, including breaking down tables/chairs, moving pallets, placing trash cans, and other duties as assigned. Please note this is a physical position and may require lifting tables, chairs, and boxes.