volunteer opportunities

Admission Gates
As an Airshow Ambassador, you will warmly greet all guests, scan tickets, sell tickets, process cash and credit card transactions, and provide general information as needed including performances and highlights along the ramp.

Autograph Tent
Representatives at this show center location assist guests in meeting and getting autographs from Airshow performers. You will also ensure performers are comfortable and have water, pens etc. for their signings.

Hospitality — Premium Venue Chalets
Provide exceptional customer service to our guests. This hospitality role greets guests, checks credentials for admittance to the chalet, clears tables, picks up trash, keeps restrooms clean and tables and chairs orderly while being prepared to answer guest’s questions including performance details and highlights along the ramp.

Flight Line Security (Civil Air Patrol)
This security group, made up primarily of Civil Air Patrol Cadets, secures and protects the flight line forward of the crowd and responds to the direction of the Airboss in accordance with FFA regulations.

Fly-In
Provide exceptional customer service to our fly-in pilots and their guests. This hospitality role greets guests, checks credentials for admittance to the chalet, clears tables, pick up trash, clean restrooms, keep tables and chairs orderly and answer guest’s questions including performance details and highlights along the ramp. This position also assists fly-in aircraft to park in designated areas, check and sell tickets for admittance to the Airshow and provide general information to the pilots including performance details, aviation seminars and highlights along the ramp.

FOD Squad
This crucial role at the Airshow requires lots of walking along the ramp to ensure all debris (trash) is picked up and disposed of responsibly to prevent damage to sensitive jet aircraft intake systems while providing a quality guest experience.

Guest Services — Info Booth
Greet all guests as they enter the show and provide information including performance details, directions and highlights along the ramp. In addition, this team prepares and sells Airshow posters and programs as well as collecting lost personal items for guests to retrieve.

Kiddie Hawk — Kids Zone
Assist the Sacramento Children’s Museum in delivering the FUN for our youngest guests! Families are invited to this area for FREE water, shade, baby supplies and entertainment focused on STEM and aviation. Volunteers in this area will have a BLAST interacting with children of all ages!

LaunchPad
Assist Aerojet Rocketdyne and several local STEM organizations inspire the next generation to DREAM BIG! Volunteers in large pavilion will guide students and their families through an exploration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robotics, aerospace concepts with a variety of interactive activities and exhibits as well as providing a road map on how to get involved with youth organizations, clubs and fun, educational activities long after the show gates close!

Logistics
The strength, hard work and sweat of this volunteer group puts the whole Airshow together! This group begins their hard work weeks prior to the Airshow, continues through the event and concludes the week following the Airshow when the airport returns to normal operation. This group utilizes forklifts, gators, jackhammers and a lot of other specialized equipment, so previous experience is ideal. Commitment to the full timeline is not necessary; please include your availability on the application.

Performers Chalet
Provide exceptional customer service to our performers and their guests from across the nation and beyond. This hospitality role greets guests, checks credentials for admittance to the chalet, clears tables, picks up trash, cleans restrooms and keep tables and chairs orderly while answering guest’s questions throughout the day including performance details and highlights along the ramp, as well as sharing the mission of the Airshow.

Photo Tour
Assist professional and amateur photographers from around the world who join us for 3 to 4 days to photograph performers and aircraft. This role not only ensures the safety of our photographers by keeping them in secured areas during the Airshow, but provides top-notch hospitality throughout each day of their stay with us.

Ramp Security 
SAFETY FIRST! This team assists local law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our guests and performers by monitoring the Airshow ramp, aircraft and access points for any possible suspicious activity and preventing movement in unauthorized areas.

Volunteer Check-In
Warmly greet our dedicated and hardworking volunteers at the Airshow; ensure each volunteer has signed the liability waiver, distribute t-shirts, distribute lunch wristbands, direct the volunteer to the area they will be working and answer any questions.

Volunteer Café
Provide exceptional customer service to our valued volunteers. This hospitality role greets the volunteers as they come for meals and refreshments each day, checks credentials for admittance to the chalet, clears tables, picks up trash, cleans restrooms, keeps tables and chairs orderly while be prepared to answer general questions.

Water/Ice Carts
This team relocates and replenishes water and ice stores from holding containers to multiple areas along the Airshow ramp. This role requires volunteers to lift large bags of ices and cases of water and be available at all times by radio for rapid response to water and ice needs.