Simply put, Honor Flight Chicago would not exist if it were not for our loyal volunteers from Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Each flight takes more than 1,500 hours to plan, prepare and fly, and the majority of that time is executed by volunteers looking to show their gratitude to our senior-most veterans.
HFC has a modest-sized staff, so we rely heavily on the contribution of our volunteers, and they never cease to amaze. We take pride when we hear people say they have never seen an organization with the type of devoted volunteers we have.
Many volunteers spend flight days at Midway International Airport, but we rely on assistance in countless ways before we even get off the ground. As an Honor Flight Chicago volunteer, you’ll work with a dedicated team to provide the best possible experience for our veterans.
Volunteers help with:
- Pre-flight operations
- Fundraising and special events
- Office assistance (data entry, clerical work, etc.)
- Phone calls and mailings
- Our Locate a Hero campaign to reach veterans who have not flown with us
- And more