Volunteer Your Time and Talent
We need volunteers to represent Honor Flight Columbus at the events listed here.
If you can help, contact the coordinator listed. The veterans we serve will appreciate your participation.
At Honor Flight Columbus, we need to ensure we can keep up the pace with new veteran applications, and are looking for additional leaders to help steer us into next year and beyond. Areas where we would like to start training leadership positions using our last 2 flights of 2018 are listed here. Please consider joining our leadership team!
Mail Call Phone Leader
One of the main events during our Honor Flight trip is for every veteran to be given a Mail Call Bag with mail received from Family, Friends, groups, schools, etc. To get this process started we contact the veteran’s alternate contact. We have a small team of volunteers that receive the names they are to call and together we make all the calls and handle issues as they arise. All the phone calling and coordination is done at home and progress communicated through email. Cindy Kanwar would love to have additional leadership with this program. If you would also like to be on the team making the calls let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for team members who enjoy taking videos and photos.
Our flight mornings greeting our Veterans and the welcome home celebrations are two of the highlights of the day for our Veterans. We want to make sure they are able to share with their families and friends for years to come.
If you have questions or want to volunteer, email our Media team leader, Bill Bretthauer.
PM Volunteer Registration Table Leader - Please contact email@example.com
Operations Office Assistant
We are looking for an additional set of hands to help us in the office. We are looking for a reliable “Office Assistant” 1-2 days/week - ideally in the morning – with MS Word, and Excel experience, good communication skills (i.e. if answering the phone), and able to come in a regular basis. List of duties would evolve with time and change depending on the event calendar. Please share your interest and experience (resume or bio) with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can start a conversation! It is exciting being at the front end and watching how our mission comes together.
Ground Crew Team Leader – will work along with Alicia Spencer, Jane Kuberski and Roger Bock as team leaders during our Welcome home or morning registration days. Please contact email@example.com
This program has really taken off and needs a leader. Schools, Non-Profits, and volunteer groups within corporations are all wanting to participate and form a relationship with a Veteran. Through a donation organizations can sponsor an individual veteran and follow them through photos on their Honor Flight trip. Then they greet them at the airport and have a photo op. The sponsor also sends mail call to the Veteran and invites them to visit them to hear about their day. The program has a process already established – just needs a coordinator to help organize the Sponsors, and the Veterans and tweak the process as they see fit. Cindy Kanwar would provide the information on current process and help train and provide backup. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers Bureau Co-Coordinator
WANTED - An experienced Honor Flight Volunteer to help lead our Speakers Bureau and Information Table Team. Honor Flight Columbus is regularly asked to appear at and tell the Honor Flight story at a wide variety of other interested groups, including schools, Veteran organizations, community organizations, clubs, government agencies, etc. The Speakers Bureau Coordinator responds to the requester, identifies one or more volunteers to fulfill the assignment and makes resources available to support the volunteer and the event.
The successful candidate would work closely with Joe Machado, Speakers Bureau Coordinator to respond to requesters, clarify expectations of the requester for the event, and call for volunteers from the Speakers Bureau database of more than 200 volunteers. Requests arrive at an average rate of two or more per week for presentations and information booths. After the event, the Speakers Bureau Coordinator follows up to make certain the event met the requesting organizations expectations.
Wheelchair Maintenance Volunteers
Our wheelchairs get a lot of use. Before each flight, chairs are inspected and needed maintenance performed. We are looking for a couple of additional volunteers to join our team.
Email Roger Dyer - email@example.com
Assistant Ground Crew Coordinator – A second person to share what our ground crew leader Kelley Mitchell does. Basic tasks are listed here, but if you are interested she can meet with you and go over our process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org