“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”
– Gen. James H. Doolittle
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 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 leading up to each flight day. If you’d like to have the experience of getting to know our heroes a little more personally and play a role in the vital pre-flight preparations that place behind the scenes, this is the committee for you!
Special Event Committee
Do you have experience in public event planning? If so, this committee might be your top choice! The Special Event Committee pulls off 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.