Volunteer

FLY-IN EXPO
VOLUNTEER

Volunteer

Expo VOLUNTEER

Planes Flying in Formation

Our Expo Volunteers Really Make A Difference!

The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo has benefited from the efforts of very large number of volunteers from all walks of life during its 49 year history.  Our Expo volunteer family gathers once a year to bring together ideas, activities and event operations that add to the magic and to the success of the second largest aviation event in the United States. 

Come and help us make the magic happen, we have all types of opportunities for you to stretch your wings!  Experience is needed for some activities... and some only require determination to get the job done.  We are anxious to hear from you, please complete the Expo Volunteer Form below to get the process started.

We have many operational areas to choose from... A few of our operational areas are noted below... If you don't see something here that interests you, don't worry, we have a longer list!

  • Auto Parking
  • Convention Safety
  • Military Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Security
  • Gift Shop
  • Media
  • Admissions
  • Airshow Ops
  • Guest Support
  • Handicap Svc.
  • Aircraft Judging
  • International Vis.
  • Education Prog.
  • Workshops
  • Evening Programs

Become a SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Volunteer!

Join the team of 3,500 volunteers that ensure the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is a fundraising success. Share your talents, interests and time while making new friends. Depending on the number of hours served, volunteers are eligible to receive special awards and an invitation to the Taildragger Party, a celebration of the efforts of all the Expo volunteers.

Our Fly-In Volunteers are the lifeblood of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and our year-round ACE education programs. We appreciate what you do to make our efforts to Build a Brighter Future through Aviation a huge success!

What are your interests?  Do you like working with people, does working outside have an appeal?  Would working around aircraft or on the airshow team be a dream come true?  Are you a behind-the-scene kind of volunteer, do you like working with kids… is education your thing?  We even have a few jobs that come with air conditioning.  Join us and have the time of your life!

Once your application is received we will begin the placement process.  Chairmen who are in need of volunteers are provided a way to make contact with you.  We make every attempt to place you in an area that meets your desired volunteer goals.  Your volunteer efforts will be coordinated through a particular chairman and/or our Volunteer Director's office. 

Our volunteer opportunities are limitless!

Tell us about your interests and availability by completing the Expo Volunteer application below and our Volunteer Director will match you with the perfect opportunity to fit your lifestyle by filling out the form below.  Please contact Robin McFarland, Director of Volunteers – 863-904-4044 for more information.

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Year-round events, including the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo which is one of the world’s largest of its kind, raise funds for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). SUN ‘n FUN annually raises funding for ACE enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs engaging over 50,000 youth each year. Additionally, ACE manages numerous aerospace scholarships.  

SUN 'n FUN Expo Volunteer Benefits & Requirements

BENEFITS DURING THE EVENT:

  • Enjoy, and participate in one of the most significant aviation events in the USA!
  • Work alongside, and develop friendships with fellow volunteers from all walks of life!
  • Experience daily activities that thrill that soul!
  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Recognized for Years of Service
  • Volunteer Patch & T-Shirt
  • Volunteer Taildragger Party

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Volunteers must register with Volunteer Director or Expo Area Chairman to be scheduled and secure event credentials.
  • Complimentary camping can be provided to those who have met the hourly requirements.
Talking to Crowd

Fly-In Ambassador Program

We are offering everyone with a passion for aviation a chance to join us (with bragging rights) on a mission to tell the world about our annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.

EXPO VOLUNTEER TITLES & DESCRIPTIONS

Chairman:    
A chairman is a person who has accepted the overall responsibility for the operations of a Fly-In area. This person is responsible for volunteer credentials & equipment requests for their area. This person reports to the Convention Chairman.

Co-Chairman:   
A co-chairman is a person who accepted the role of backup to a chairman of a Fly-In area. With the approval of the Convention Chairman, this person will become acting chairman in the event that the Chairman cannot fulfill his/her role prior to or during the fly-in.

Div-Chairman:  
A div-chairman is a person who accepted the chairmanship of an operation within a Fly-In area (i.e. office, parking, volunteers, hosting, etc.). This person reports to the chairman of their area and is not required to submit paperwork.

Div-Co-Chairman:  
A div-co-chairman is a person who has accepted a co-chairmanship of an operation within a Fly-In area (i.e. office, parking, volunteers, hosting, etc.). This person reports to their Div-Chairman.

Weekly Volunteer
A person who commits to working 4 days or more during the week of the convention. (Eligible for Complimentary camping after the first year)

Daily Volunteer
A person who works 3 days or less during the week of the convention. (Not eligible for Complimentary camping)

New Volunteer
A person who is a SUN ‘n FUN volunteer for the first time, not just new to your Fly-In area.   (Not eligible for Complimentary camping)

Aircraft flying in formation

Sign-up to be an Expo volunteer

Volunteers are our most valuable resource! Would you like to join our volunteer family? We have many opportunities that may interest you, so please fill out the form below and let us know what they are and we will take it from there. We appreciate your time, talents, and willingness to share them.

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Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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