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RAF Holiday Wish List

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As you already know, the RAF is a unique nonprofit that achieves its mission almost entirely through the efforts of our passionate volunteers. As we approach the holidays and the New Year, our #1 Holiday Wish is to bring on (drum roll please…) more volunteers! 

For the next few weeks, we’ll display the RAF Holiday Wish List, highlighting volunteer roles here on www.theraf.org and Facebook.

If you’re willing to share your special skill or specific passion when it comes to recreational aviation, we would love to have you join Team RAF. We’d also greatly appreciate it if you’d share our upcoming posts with anyone in your circle of friends who might be interested getting involved. Our volunteer opportunities are widely varied, and include Fire Hub TenderPresentation VolunteerRAF Ambassador, and many more.

Have a happy holiday season, and may all your wishes come true!

Wish List Item #1:

This holiday season RAF is searching high and low for a Social Media Volunteer to assist with promoting recreational aviation access on social media.  (Update: position filled!)

For 2-3 hours each week, this volunteer will:

Keep our Facebook page updated.
Identify other social media outlets that could be beneficial to our organization.
Encourage sharing of and commenting on posts.
Increase the numbers of people following our posts on our website, Facebook and other social media outlets.

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, at volunteer@theraf.org for more information!

[12/6/17 Update: Wish List Item #1 has been fulfilled!]

Wish List Item #2:

Do you love to send and receive packages? We are looking for a Shipping Volunteer preferably located in the Bozeman, MT, area to assist the RAF volunteers in making sure they have supplies for approximately 20 events throughout the year. Approximately two hours per event is needed for this position.

Your job would be to:

Help State Liaisons determine the best booth supplies for each event.
Pack display materials for trade shows and events.
Ship via UPS or the Postal Service (we have accounts with both).
Follow up to make sure supplies arrive at the event.
Coordinate with State Liaison where supplies should go after their event.

Please contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, at volunteer@theraf.org for
more information!

Wish List Item #3:

We are hoping that several new RAF Fire Hub Tender Volunteers will make our holiday dreams come true! The role of Volunteer Fire Tender will be to assist the RAF in managing the RAF Fire Hub at their designated location (Sun N Fun, Lakeland, FL, San Marcos, TX, Ryan Field, West Glacier, MT).

Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, FL
Fire Tender Volunteer

Coordinate with Administrative Director twice a year to get list of recent brick purchases.
Have bricks engraved.
Place bricks around the Fire Hub.
Coordinate with RAF Headquarters regarding signage and the care and upkeep of the Fire Hub.
Promote the Fire Hub during events and sell bricks.

San Marcos Regional Airport, San Marcos, TX
Fire Tender Volunteer

Coordinate with Administrative Director twice a year to get list of recent brick purchases.
Have bricks engraved.
Place bricks around the Fire Hub.
Coordinate with RAF Headquarters regarding signage and the care and upkeep of the Fire Hub.
Promote the Fire Hub during events and sell bricks.

Ryan Field, West Glacier, MT
Fire Tender Volunteer

Complete construction on the Ryan Field Fire Hub.
Coordinate with Administrative Director twice a year to get list of recent brick purchases.
Have bricks engraved.
Place bricks around the Fire Hub.
Coordinate with RAF Headquarters regarding signage and the care and upkeep of the Fire Hub.
Promote the Fire Hub during events and sell bricks.

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, at volunteer@theraf.org for
more information!

Wish List Item #4:

This holiday season, the RAF is grateful beyond measure to have State Liaisons in 44 states across the U.S. That said, we’d sure 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, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Are you based in one of these states and 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?

If so, let’s talk! Email RAF's Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, for more details: volunteer@theraf.org.

Wish List Item #5

We are looking for a computer savvy, detail-oriented Database Volunteer who will be responsible for keeping the RAF database up-to-date with members’ current email addresses.

Your job would be to help out with the database for 1-2 hours, 1 to 2 times a month when bulk emails are sent to RAF membership.

The details:

Maintain a correct contact list of RAF members in the database.     

Follow up with members to ensure correct information in database when bulk email
reports are complete.

Contact RAF membership via phone or mail to get corrected email addresses.

Input handwritten member information into RAF Database as needed.

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, at volunteer@theraf.org for more information!

Wish List Item #6

We love it when a supporter of the RAF wears orange or a hat sporting our logo! Currently, we need help getting RAF logo items out the door and into people’s hands and planes, and are looking for a  RAF Fulfillment Center Volunteer, preferably based in or near Bozeman, MT.

Your job would be to regularly fulfill online orders year-round (8-10 hours per month):

Track online orders and fulfill requests in a prompt manner

Monitor RAF’s inventory of merchandise and work with the RAF Volunteer Coordinator to keep all products stocked

Ship merchandise to customers (we have accounts with UPS and USPS).

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, volunteer@theraf.org, for more information!

Wish List Item #7

Our information-packed website needs careful tending in several areas. Specifically, we need someone to keep our RAF Airstrip Map and Safety Briefings up-to-date. Could you be the one to join RAF as an Airstrip Map and Safety Briefing Volunteer?

Your job would involve 2-4 hours of website work a month:

Gather information about airstrips where RAF has made an impact and input information on www.theraf.org.

Keep existing RAF airport listings up-to-date

Enter safety briefing information into the Pilot Info section of www.theraf.org

Ensure that all safety briefings are in a consistent format and up-to-date

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White at volunteer@theraf.org for more information!

Wish List Item #8

The RAF is 8,823 members strong, and growing! We need an Events - Data Entry Volunteer who will be responsible for inputting membership information into the RAF database. Your help would be needed for 4-6 hours per RAF event; there are approximately 20 RAF events per year.

Your duties:

Input hand-written member information into the RAF Database.

Follow up with members to ensure correct and updated information in database.

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White at volunteer@theraf.org for more information!

Wish List Item #9

Are you ready to get more involved with RAF? The RAF’s Ambassador Volunteer position is a great way to get your feet wet. We created this volunteer opportunity earlier this year, and, going forward, plan to bring on more ambassadors across the country. In this role, you will:

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.

Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, at volunteer@theraf.org for more information!

Wish List Item #10

Are you skilled in PowerPoint and Google Slides? We are seeking a Presentation Volunteer to keep our general RAF slideshow presentation current and looking great! This volunteer would also help individual State Liaisons and Directors on an as-needed basis with preparing slideshows for events. Estimated time commitment is 1-3 hours per month. (Update: position filled!)


Interested? Contact RAF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Erin White, volunteer@theraf.org for more information!