Volunteer Opportunities

The best way to get notified about upcoming volunteer opportunities and events is to attend our monthly volunteer meetings. The meeting location, dates and time information can be found on our homepage.

We would also encourage you to sign up for our email list, to which we send out sign-up forms for upcoming volunteer events. Click here to subscribe to our volunteer email list.  http://www.badgerhonorflight.org/phplist/?p=subscribe&id=3

We have several volunteer opportunities available throughout the course of the year. We have outlined those opportunities generally below. If you are interested in one of these tasks specifically, please reach out to Doug <DougBHF@gmail.com>  and he will be able to get you additional information about how to get started!

 

FUNDRAISING

Frequency: ad hoc year-round, several events per month

Commitment: oftentimes, this is a one-time, couple-hour commitment to help volunteer at any one of our fundraising events in and around the Madison area. Opportunities are sent out

 

FLIGHT PREP

Frequency: 1-2 months before each flight

Commitment: logistical coordination of flight invitations, building flight rosters, data entry, data cleansing, document preparation (excel skills are a plus!)

 

FLIGHT DAY

Frequency: 4 or 5 times per year

Commitment: assist at send-off ceremony (early morning), assist at welcome-home ceremony (later in the evening)

 

GENERAL ADMIN

Frequency:   ongoing, year-round

Commitment: data entry support, answering general voicemails, answering general emails, apparel/inventory ordering, meeting note-taking

Current Opportunities

Flight Data Entry – As Veterans are invited to fly, they provide additional information to our volunteers (via phone and paperwork). BHF is seeking several volunteers to ensure that our database management system has the most up-to-date data possible. Time commitment is heaviest during flight calls in late January and late June. Access to internet is absolutely essential for this role.

Flight Paperwork – After Veterans accept our invitation to fly on a particular flight, BHF mails them a packet of paperwork to fill out (medical forms, publicity forms, etc.). BHF is seeking a volunteer (or one per flight) to send out this paperwork to the Veterans. Mailing supplies (paper, stamps, envelopes, etc.) would be provided to this volunteer for BHF. Time commitment is heaviest during flight calls in late January and late June. Access to internet is important for this role.

Waitlist Management – As new applications are received by BHF, there is often information that we need to follow up on (incomplete application, for example). BHF is seeking someone to follow up with these Veterans to collect the accurate information. This position can take anywhere from 0-2 hours a week, and requires access to internet and a phone.

Voicemail – Inquiries come into the BHF Voicemail every day. These messages are checked by a volunteer once per day and distributed to other volunteers for follow up. This position requires an average of 5 minutes per day and requires access to internet and a phone.

Mailbox – Letters are sent to BHF’s PO Box in Madison every day. BHF is seeking a volunteer (or two) who would be willing to help check the PO Box (on Wingra and Park Street) a couple days a week. Important messages can be passed along via email, and others documents can be scanned in for BHF records. Ideally this person would live nearby so it’s not too much work. If interested in helping with scanning, BHF would provide a scanner if needed.

Flight Calls – Several months before each flight, volunteers call the Veterans to invite them on the flight and answer questions about the process. Each volunteer is asked to call between 3-5 Veterans in ~January and/or ~June. Each call can take between 10-20 minutes and can be done from your own home or office. Training is provided (and required) and the position requires you have access to email and a phone (Excel is a huge plus!).

Please email Lauren (HonorFlightLauren@gmail.com) for more information on any of these opportunities.

MARKETING

Frequency: ongoing, year-round

Commitment: assist with web development, social media posting, volunteer communications

 

Donate Online Now!

You can make donations to help us offset our flight costs at our secure online donation page. VISA, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted.

Email Alerts Mailing Lists

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Upcoming Events

Dec
14
Fri
5:00 pm American Legion 360 Aux. Bake Sale @ American Legion Post 360
American Legion 360 Aux. Bake Sale @ American Legion Post 360
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
American Legion 360 Aux. Bake Sale @ American Legion Post 360
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