Support Our Mission
We are updating our volunteer database and in the process of restructuring the Volunteer program. Effective February 14, 2024 we have suspended the acceptance of additional applications until we have completed our assessment and restructuring effort.
We encourage you to show your support and appreciation for our Veterans by attending the Honor Flight Kentucky “Welcome Home” events at Blue Grass Airport. Veterans are recognized by an Honor Guard, bagpipes, and cheers from hundreds of citizens as they parade through the airport terminal building. It is truly an emotional and heartfelt sight to behold.
As an organization run entirely on volunteer support, Honor Flight Kentucky relies on the skills and talents of our community. We have one goal in mind and that is to honor our Veterans. If you are interested in working towards this goal with us, please review the below volunteer committees.
Each committee varies in size and scope, but all are structured with a Committee Chairperson who serves under the leadership of our Board of Directors. Each volunteer is assigned to a committee and required to return a signed Volunteer Agreement to their committee chairperson. We look forward to serving with you.
Our ambassadors are community members who are familiar with Honor Flight Kentucky’s history, mission, and logistics. Ambassadors go out into the community to share the opportunities available in partnering with HFK through sponsorships, volunteerism, participation in flights, etc. If you don’t mind speaking to groups of people and can easily connect with an audience, we could use your talents on our committee. Our Ambassador Committee also seeks out grant opportunities for our organization and works to develop those relationships.
Call Team Committee
The Call Team Committee might just be the most flexible regarding scheduling, however, requires a firm commitment to seeing responsibilities all the way through to the end. Each Veteran and Guardian manifested to every Honor Flight receive a minimum of three calls from their assigned Call Team Member to review logistics and obtain necessary information from the traveler.
You serve as their primary contact for information. Everything you need to share with your assigned Veterans/Guardians is provided and you always have resources to reach out to if you need more information or assistance. These calls are made in the months and days leading up to each flight mission.
If you’d like to have the experience of getting to know our heroes a little more personally and playing a role in the vital pre-flight preparations that take place behind the scenes, this is the committee for you.
Join us in honoring our Veterans through Mail Call. As part of every mission, we seek to show gratitude on behalf of the community for the service of our Veterans through Mail Call. Our Veterans are given cards, letters, and children’s drawings sent in from their loved ones, community organizations, individuals and school children thanking them for their service to our nation.
Things to consider when writing your cards and letters:
- Handwritten cards or letters are most appreciated.
- Mail should be addressed to “Hero,” “Trailblazer,” “Veteran,” (avoid referring to any specific branch of service.
- Sign ONLY your first name, and an organization name is also appreciated.
- Do not date the letters, cards, drawings, etc.
- Do not seal the envelopes if used (all mail is reviewed and screened).
- Don’t use staples, pins, or anything else that could injure fragile hands.
- Please avoid using glitter in any drawings, etc.
- Drawn/colored pictures are very appreciated by children, however, avoid using dark colored paper so it can be easily read.
Mail may be sent to:
Honor Flight Kentucky
P.O. Box 25025
Lexington, KY 40524
Special Event Committee
Do you have experience in public event planning? If so, this committee might be your top choice! The Special Event Committee executes all logistics related to the Honor Flight Kentucky events outside of flight days. This includes our “No Greater Honor” 5K Run in addition to future HFK sponsored fundraising events. If you have ideas, sponsor relationships, and organizational skills, we could use your help!
This is a smaller, strategically minded committee. Do you have experience in marketing, business development and/or donor development? We’d love to have your expertise here as we seek to expand and diversify our sponsorship opportunities.
Trade Show Committee
Honor Flight Kentucky is offered the opportunity to attend various events around Central, Eastern, and Southern Kentucky with the purpose of sharing our mission with community members and Veterans. If you have a flexible schedule and would be willing to “work” our table at these events as your schedule permits, we’d love to have you join our committee!
Welcome Home Committee
One of the most important aspects of a “Flight Day” is the “Welcome Home” we provide at Blue Grass Airport upon the flight’s return. If you are willing to spread the word and turn out various groups of people within our community for these incredible evenings with our heroes, this might be the committee for you. The responsibilities of this committee are broad and include everything from creating signs and Veteran swag bags to providing logistical planning and support.
What:Next Honor Flight
What:Dine Out for Charity
Support our mission! Join us for lunch or dinner at the Sedona Taphouse on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on any Monday in February 2024! Choose any entree from the 'Dine Out for Charity' menu and enjoy reduced pricing while earning a donation to Honor Flight Kentucky. Entrees include steak, chicken, or salmon for the main course. All are delicious!
What:Honor Flight Kentucky 5K Run
When:Saturday, June 8th, 2024
Join us at Keeneland on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 8:30AM for the 4th Annual No Greater Honor 5K Run presented by Honor Flight Kentucky. This race honors our veterans and supports a great local cause, Honor Flight Kentucky. The race will feature a scenic 5K route on the historic Keeneland Race Course grounds, commemorative race T-shirts, free race photos, overall age group awards and more. Help send another Veteran to Washington, DC for a trip that is often said to “change your life.” Join us to run the race or to virtually support our cause. Visit http://www.nogreaterhonorrun.org/ to register.
When:Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Mark your calendars to highlight Saturday, May 18th and come enjoy the festivities at the annual a thing on main A.T.O.M. Fest in Harrodsburg, KY. Local vendors will line Main Street and offer a wide variety of delicious food, cool drinks, and sweet treats! Top it off with live music and the stage is set for a fun-filled day. Donated proceeds from the festival enable Honor Flight Kentucky to host Kentucky veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the war memorials honoring their service to our Nation. Festival hours are from 2-11pm. Come early and stay late!View all of our sponsors here