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Did you know…the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) achieves its mission almost entirely through the efforts of volunteers?

Our organization is proud to have volunteer State Liaisons and Ambassadors in locations all over the U.S. Additionally, we have volunteers specializing in particular skills (such as social media or graphic design) who help us achieve our goals. Our current opportunities for involvement are listed below.

By joining Team RAF, you will directly support the RAF mission, help keep general aviation alive, and most certainly forge some new friendships along the way!

Please complete this Volunteering Form if any of the opportunities below look of interest. You can also reach RAF's Volunteer Coordinator Erin White directly by emailing volunteer@theraf.org.

 

State Liaison Volunteer

The RAF has State Liaisons in more than 40 states across the U.S. That said, we’d love to have one or more Liaisons in every single state! Currently, our greatest need for State Liaison Volunteers is in Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Florida, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

No matter where you live, we’d love to talk with you if you are interested in...

Engaging RAF membership in your state
Networking with RAF State Liaisons, board members and staff
Promoting the RAF mission at events
Preserving, maintaining and creating airstrips

Ambassador Volunteer

Are you interested in getting more involved with RAF as it fits with your life and schedule?  
The RAF Ambassador Volunteer position is a great way to get your feet wet. In this role, you will:

Spread the word about the RAF mission
Adhere to the RAF Code of Conduct.
Wear the RAF “Orange” at aviation events.
Conduct yourself in a professional manner when representing the RAF.
Support the RAF State Liaison.
Submit photos and updates to Volunteer Coordinator for use on Social Media and the RAF Website.

Care and Feeding of RAF Membership Volunteer

We are looking for a computer savvy, detail-oriented Care and Feeding of RAF Membership Volunteer. You will be responsible for keeping the RAF database up-to-date with members’ current email addresses, and updating the database after RAF events.

Your duties will include:
Maintaining a correct contact list of RAF members in the database.
Following up with members to ensure correct information in database when bulk email
reports are complete.
Contacting RAF membership via phone or mail to get corrected email addresses.
Inputting hand-written member information into the RAF Database.
Following up with members over the phone or via email to ensure correct and updated information in database.

Events Promotion Volunteer

We are looking for someone to cross-post information from the RAF events calendar onto other events websites such as SocialFlight.com. Let's get the word out about the many great general aviation events happening across the U.S.!

Vice President of Appreciation Volunteer

Would you like to help us appreciate RAF’s donor members? We have a team of seven volunteers that is dedicated to appreciating our generous contributors. Currently, we need one more Vice President to round out the team. If you have a knack for making people feel good, we’d love to hear from you. 

Your duties will include:

Thanking our RAF membership for donations and renewals
Using the RAF database to look up members
Writing and mailing handwritten personalized thank you notes to RAF members
Making notes in the RAF database
The RAF will supply you with note cards, envelopes, stamps and RAF business cards.

Work Party Volunteer

RAF hosts a variety of work parties throughout the year at airstrips across the U.S. Do you like to roll up your sleeves and perform manual labor? Would you like to improve or maintain existing airstrips in your area of the country? Then let’s talk!