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/times of these meetings can be found on our homepage.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Badger Honor Flight email us at bhfvolunteers@gmail.com with your contact information and be added to our volunteer sign up forms.

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, email us and we will 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
  • Email fundraising@badgerhonorflight.org for more information.

FLIGHT PREP

  • Frequency: 1-2 months before each flight
  • Commitment: logistical coordination of flight invitations, making flight calls, building flight rosters, data entry, data cleansing, sending mail packets, document preparation (excel skills are a plus!)
  • Email administration@badgerhonorflight.org for more information.

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)
  • Email bhfvolunteers@gmail.com for more information.

GENERAL ADMIN

  • Frequency:   ongoing, year-round
  • Commitment: data entry support, answering general voicemails, answering general emails, apparel/inventory ordering, meeting note-taking
  • Email administration@badgerhonorflight.org for more information.

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 the 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 the 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 accurate information. This position can take anywhere from 0-2 hours a week and requires access to the internet and 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 to follow up. This position requires an average of 5 minutes per day and requires access to the internet and 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 of 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 phone (Excel is a huge plus!).

Please email administration@badgerhonorflight.org for more information on any of these opportunities.

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