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Volunteering at EAA

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Volunteers have been the heart of EAA accomplishments since its creation.

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EAA has become the leader in the aviation community with the help of volunteers from all over the world. Join us and be a part of this tradition of excellence, while helping us continue to provide high quality programs and services to our members and visitors.

To volunteer for AirVenture or other year-round opportunities, complete the application form and submit via:

  • E-mail: hr@eaa.org (please include "Volunteering" in the subject line)
  • Mail: EAA Aviation Center, Attn: Human Resources,  P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086

E-mail hr@eaa.org if you are interested in any of the volunteering opportunities below:


Volunteer at EAA AirVenture

Share the adventure of the world's greatest aviation celebration. All interests, experience, and skills can find enjoyment as an EAA AirVenture convention volunteer.

From the flightline to the convention office to Camp Scholler, many opportunities are available for you to become a part of EAA's heart and soul as an AirVenture volunteer.

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You can also support EAA through many year-round opportunities:

DocentsEAA AirVenture Museum Docents: Our Museum Docents come from all walks of life, professional and non-professional. Although it's not required, many of those who fill this role are retired and enjoy the camaraderie of other Docents.

Most importantly,they bring a variety of talents, skills and interests to the program. There's no need to be an aviation expert to play a vital role in this activity, training is provided. Some ways that you can participate:

  • Greet visitors and provide important information about the EAA AirVenture Museum
  • Distribute appropriate literature on EAA membership and education programs
  • Participate in the annual EAA AirVenture convention
  • Serve as a tour guide for scheduled group tours

Meet new friends and Museum visitors from all over the world as an AirVenture Museum Docent.
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Museum Collections Library

Museum Collections: Volunteer opportunities of many types exist in the Museum Collections department. Short-term help is useful in late July and late August to help position collection aircraft before and after AirVenture. At other times, most projects require a minimum two-week commitment. Projects can often be tailored to suit the volunteer's interests and/or capabilities.

Library: The EAA Library is looking for a few good women or men to volunteer in the library. Volunteers should be able to operate a computer and be familiar with Windows and MSWord. It would also be useful, but not necessary to be able to navigate the internet.

Projects include working with the EAA Corporate Archives, photo archival storage, inventory of donations, book inventory, newsletter filing, and photo copying old newspapers

Pioneer Airport Weeks Hangar

Pioneer Airport: The Golden Age of Aviation is still alive at Pioneer Airport. Take a trip back into history as a volunteer at this 1920s and 30s style grass strip airfield. Open from May through October, volunteers promote "grassroots" aviation through a variety of ground support operations.

Kermit Weeks Hangar: Share the satisfaction of helping restore and maintain the flying aircraft of the EAA collection. Antiques, Classics and Warbird aircraft are kept flying with the support of EAA's volunteer hangar crew.

Maintenance EAA Headquarters

Maintenance: Accomplish the myriad of tasks needed to keep the equipment and grounds in the conditions EAA strives to maintain. Farmers, mechanics, carpenters, groundskeepers and many other skilled volunteers are necessary on a year-round basis to prepare EAA's spectacular site.

Headquarters Office: Enjoy the satisfaction of helping EAA headquarters' staff in serving our more than 170,000 members worldwide. A variety of clerical projects await office volunteers: bulk mailing projects, data entry, filing, stuffing binders and folders.

Audio/Visual Print/Mail Center

Audio/Visual: Support audio, visual, and lighting needs at various locations throughout EAA and the AirVenture grounds, including set-up, during events, and tear-down. Basic computer skills, customer service skills, and a basic understanding of technology necessary. Occasional lifting up to 40 pounds. Day, evening, and weekend hours available.

Print/Mail Center: Volunteers needed on a regular basis for one or two days/afternoons per week. Assist with mailing projects, stuffing envelopes, collating, printing assistance, labeling, and data entry. Help also needed on an occasional basis for large projects.

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