We're always looking for a few good volunteers
Do you have a fascination for flight, and enjoy meeting and working with like-minded people from around the world? From tour guides to help in our aircraft restoration facility, the Museum is always looking for volunteers. Our policy is to try and match volunteers with their specific interest whenever possible.
The volunteer program is open to all qualified individuals with an interest in preserving the history of flight and a commitment to the Museum and its goals.
How You Can Help
Here's a brief description of the teams and other activities that volunteers staff at the Pima Air & Space Museum. These thumbnail descriptions are listed alphabetically and team tasks are of varying degrees of difficulty. But remember, training is provided for all areas.
School Tour Docents
Guide school and other youth groups through the museum educating them on our exhibits and general aviation. Tours are scheduled on Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:00am. Training is provided. Interest in enriching children's education required.
Narrate one-hour tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, describing operations and 50+ aircraft. Extensive memorization and factual accuracy is required. Tours are conducted Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
Hangar & Space Gallery Volunteers
Staff information areas in the various hangars and space gallery. Answer customer questions about the museum facilities, aircraft, and exhibitry. Some walking and memorization required. Extensive contact with the public.
Drive and narrate 60-minute tours of over 100 outdoor displayed aircraft on the museum's grounds. Must be able to operate several types of Tram vehicles. Extensive memorization and factual accuracy is required. Extensive contact with the public.
Greet incoming visitors and introduce them to the museum and its opportunities. Provide handouts and maps to the visitors. Some standing is required. Extensive contact with the public.
Museum Tour Docents
There are two tours offered at the museum those for our visitor and then those that are previously scheduled for groups (schools, tours,etc.). The tours typically cover the Exhibition Hangars and the items housed inside of them. Previously scheduled tours may request specific subjects or areas to tour. Extensive memorization and factual accuracy is required. Extensive contact with the public.
Help us in our Administration Office, Library & Archives, or Museum Store. These opportunities require no knowledge of aviation. Minimal contact with the public and the ability to use computers is preferred.