Volunteer

  • Group of volunteers posing in front of a helicopter
  • Volunteer repairing helicopter exhibit
  • Four men working on helicopter exhibit

Here’s your chance to get involved with something fun, interesting and rewarding. Become an American Helicopter Museum volunteer. Give us your time and talent and we’ll make good use of it. You can give your time on a weekly or a monthly basis. We welcome volunteers who can give whatever available time they have, whether it be frequently or occasionally. You do not have to be an aviation expert to volunteer. An eagerness to meet interesting people and be a part of an excellent team is all that is needed. The Museum offers benefits to those who volunteer, whether it is once a month, or once a week. Benefits include: Pleasure of being part of a team, 50% discount in gift shop, and an invitation to volunteer for social events.

If you're interested in volunteering, please sign-up here

Our volunteer opportunities include the following:

Docents
Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Greet visitors, orient them to museum, show videotapes and give tours. Requirements: Pleasure in meeting people, willingness to learn about the Museum and aviation. You will be trained! Commitment: 2 through 6-hour shifts available.
 
Education Docents
Wednesday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Present the new school programs: “Helicopter Hunt” (PreK-2), “Amazing Air” (Grades 1-3), “What a Drag! Forces of Flight” (Grades 3-6) and “Helicopter Academy” (Grades 6-9). Each education program lasts 1 to 2 hours and includes videos, hands-on educational activities and a tour of the Museum. Requirements: Participation in training session and willingness to work with children. Commitment: Minimum of one 4-hour shift or one group tour based on bookings and your availability.
 
Birthday Party Volunteers
Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Responsibilities: Meet parents, help set up party in snack bar, turn on videos, introduce docents, and supervise clean up. Requirements: Pleasure in working with small children. 
 
Gift Shop Volunteers
Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Greet visitors, take admissions, sales in gift shop, and answer phones on weekends. Requirements: Willingness to learn to use cash register, desire to meet new people. Commitment: One 4- or 6-hour shift per month.
 
Restoration/Exhibits Volunteers
Assist with restoration and maintenance of aircraft and exhibits and/or general building maintenance
Monday and Tuesday 10am-4 pm
 
Library and Archives Volunteers
Identify, label and store donated items, enter data and create queries in Past Perfect Database
Schedule-Any time museum is open
 
Special Events Volunteers
Assist with admissions, parking, gift shop and other duties during special events (Such as FatherFest)
 
Office Volunteers
Assist with clerical duties and fundraising, sales, marketing and event planning consistent with your interests and abilities and availability.
 
All school programs, rentals, and birthday parties are booked in advance. If you are willing to help, you will be given training and your name placed on a roster of volunteers available. You will be asked to provide what dates you are available.
 

If you're interested in volunteering, please sign-up here