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Donate Your Time

Volunteers are essential to the on-going success of the National Museum of World War II Aviation. Last year, volunteers worked more than 39,000 hours in support of the museum’s construction and exhibit building programs, collections management, aircraft operations, museum administration and the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life—and while most of them are adults, we also have a number of young people who donate time to the museum. Keep in mind, though, that volunteer applicants under the age of 18 must volunteer together with a parent or guardian.

Here’s how the volunteer application process works:

  1. Fill out the application below and express your preference of duties.

  2. The fastest track to becoming a volunteer is to select one of the Current Positions Available below.

  3. You can apply for any other Museum Volunteer Position if you prefer and you will be placed on a waiting list until one of those positions become available.

  4. When completing the Volunteer Application Form please be brief and indicate your experience as it relates to the specific job you you’ve selected.

Volunteer Opportunities

Click below for additional information.

RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND SALES – Aviation Art Creation – Create aviation art from historical airplane parts, aluminum, Plexiglas and other materials. Must be able to work a minimum of 4 hours per week. The volunteer may choose your days to fit your schedule and days can vary week to week. Museum working days are Tuesday, Wed. Fri. and Sat. 

RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND SALES – Social Media and eBay Sales – Must have previous experience in Social Media and eBay Sales.   This position requires a self starter to take photos and write copy to promote and sell our unique products online. Volunteer may work at home and in the museum as you wish. Hours and days are up to the volunteer. The goal is to put one product a week online.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – Works on activities to support the volunteer process, maintains associated data and forms, interacts with project or program leaders in the volunteer application and intake process, and recruits volunteers for events and activities.  Computer and Microsoft Office familiarity and the desire to work with people are required.

MUSEUM HOST – Provides basic historical information to museum visitors.  Monitors visitor activity and interacts with visitors as necessary to ensure safety of the public and the security of the museum’s artifacts and exhibits.  Coordinates and communicates with museum staff in response to security, maintenance, and other topics as needed.

FRONT DESK AND EVENT PLANNING – Greets museum visitors and performs general admission duties as well as planning and scheduling events; may interact with event participants and related vendors.

DOCENT OPERATIONS – Acts as a tour guide throughout the museum and WestPac Restorations, providing historical context to the museum experience.

DISPLAY DEMONSTRATION – Provides information about automated and static exhibits to interested visitors.   An Exhibit Demonstrator will be trained on exhibits to be able to operate them and explain the associated history.  They will also ensure the visitors are safe and don’t damage the exhibits.

EXHIBITS AND ARTIFACTS COORDINATION – Team members represent the museum with potential artifact donors about the acceptability of proposed donations, receive donations, catalog them in our computer database, ensure the proper storing of artifacts, and under the curator’s direction, develop and improve museum exhibits and displays.  Team members are required, with curator assistance, to identify artifacts, properly catalog them, use safe and appropriate procedures and materials to store them. 

FRONT DESK AND EVENT PLANNING – Greets museum visitors and performs general admission duties as well as planning and scheduling events; may interact with event participants and related vendors.

LIBRARY OPERATIONS – Catalog donated papers, magazines, technical manuals, books, and videos, using a software tool to catalog in Dewey Decimal Classification. Other tasks include researching rare books, organizing shelves and storage, organizing books to sell, and performing an annual inventory.

MUSEUM HOST – Provides basic historical information to museum visitors.  Monitors visitor activity and interacts with visitors as necessary to ensure safety of the public and the security of the museum’s artifacts and exhibits.  Coordinates and communicates with museum staff in response to security, maintenance, and other topics as needed. 

RESTORATION, MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION – Restores aircraft and vehicles to museum quality. Also builds display boxes, stands and museum-related items; works on projects to maintain the museum and airport environment. This includes working with metal, wood, Plexiglas, paint and the associated tools.

RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND SALES – Creates aviation art from historical airplane parts, aluminum, Plexiglas and other materials.  Performs retail related tasks such as stocking, assembling retail displays, and back office tasks.

SECURITY – Conducts physical security audits of Museum; monitor and administer security systems such as cameras and site access; liaison and coordinates with VIP visitors regarding site visits or activities; maintains security-related documents, incident reports, and associated emergency planning; facilitates security and safety-related volunteer training.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION – Works on activities to support the volunteer process, maintains associated data and forms, interacts with project or program leaders in the volunteer application and intake process, and recruits volunteers for events and activities.  Computer and Microsoft Office familiarity and the desire to work with people are required.

YOUTH SUMMER TOURS – Creates and delivers interactive tours to youth 6-13 with their families.  Summer tours are given on Saturdays covering basic WWII history and aviation concepts, then end with a hands-on learning activity for kids.

Volunteer Form

Come join the team and be a part of something special. Sign up today and your application will be considered as openings become available.



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Support the Museum

The National Museum of World War II Aviation is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of friends and like you. Our museum receives no federal funding or any other form of tax-payer support. We need your help to honor the contributions and sacrifices of America’s Greatest Generation, and to preserve the inspiring story of World War II Aviation for all generations to come.

The National Museum of WW II Aviation features WWII-era veterans!!

SUNDAY AUGUST 16TH

There are few WWII-era veterans left, and the National Museum of World War II Aviation is providing an opportunity for the community to meet-and-greet some of these honored WWII veterans.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation
775 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, 80916

Scheduled to appear are:
Ed Beck—Army POW captured during the Battle of the Bulge who escaped from captivity.
Marilyn Doenges—Army nurse who served in the UK and Northern France
JJ Inman—P-51 pilot who flew missions in China
Noe Romero—Served on the U.S.S Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Bill Roche—B-17 waist gunner who was shot down by German aircraft twice.
Cole “Junior” Griego—U.S. Navy Medic in the Battle of Iwo Jima

Advance admission purchases are advised for this event because advance ticket holders will be given priority to enter the museum. Appropriate social distancing and face masks will be required and strictly enforced.**

Historic note: 75 years ago on August 14, 1945 the Japanese surrendered, and hostilities in WWII ceased. The formal surrender of Japanese forces was signed Sept. 2, 1945.