Volunteer With Us

Be A Part of Aviation History

Volunteers who donate their time and talents to Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum keep the spirit of Pacific aviation history alive and well. You contribute greatly to our success as a world-class aviation attraction.

Volunteers lead tours, fly flight simulators, restore aircraft, teach aviation history to students, and act as the Museum’s ambassadors to the community.

Daily operations from computers to curatorial tasks are made easier because of volunteers who pitch in with their skills and expertise.

Join our Volunteer `ohana. There is much to do and share.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Services
Docents share the stories and history that the great planes of WWII and the Pacific Theater bring to life. Greeters and Flight Simulator instructors ensure guests have a memorable experience in a friendly atmosphere. Necessary training on WWII and aviation history is provided.

The education volunteers assist with school tours, special educational programming, and the Education Flight Lab simulators. They help teachers and students become familiar with the planes, the people, and the history they made.

Lt Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop
The restoration volunteers assist with preparing and restoring the Museum’s collection which include the assembling and restoration of aircraft and exhibits intended for display. The volunteers also work as “Plane Captains,” maintaining the aircraft and dioramas on display in the exhibit hall.

Our Museum has a variety of needs related to Membership, Special Events, Marketing, and Operations. From driving a shuttle to data management, photography to daily correspondence, we have a place for you.


MathAlive! is a traveling exhibit sponsored by Raytheon that will be at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum from November 2018 – August 2019. During that time, three volunteers or staff are needed to run the exhibit each day – two Visitor Experience Assistants and one Exhibit Operations Assistant. Visitor Experience Assistants will be trained on the exhibit content and will be expected to engage with visitors and answer questions about the exhibit. The Exhibit Operations Assistant will help keep track of our daily visitor count, and help to maintain the safety and security of the exhibit. Shift times are 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, or the full day. Volunteers who sign up for MathAlive! are asked to commit to a minimum of one 4-hour shift each week.

Volunteer Applications

Individual Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application

Calendar of Events: Volunteers Needed

Click on a calendar event to view volunteer positions available.


Volunteer News

Weekly Volunteer Newsletter 2019
  Nov 15 Volunteers Still Needed for Gala: For Love of Country Gala – December 7th
  Nov 8 Hangar Talk with Dr. Pat Scannon: Join Us Tomorrow
  Nov 1 Hangar Talk with Dr. Pat Scannon
  Oct 25
Calling All Volunteers! For Love of Country Gala – December 7, 2019
  Oct 18 Above & Beyond Grand Opening: A Note from our Executive Director, Elissa Lines
  Oct 11 Volunteers Needed for Saturday, November 2nd: STEM Fest 2019
  Oct 4 Volunteers Needed: 13th Annual For Love of Country Gala
  Sept 27 Volunteers Needed: Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Above & Beyond Exhibit
  Sept 20 Great Programs on the Horizon: A Note from our Executive Director, Elissa Lines
  Sept 13 Living History Day 2019: Volunteers Still Needed for Saturday, September 21st
  Sept 6 Volunteers Still Needed! Living History Day 2019 – September 21st
  August 30 Eleven Movie Screening: August 31st 12:30PM – 4:00PM
  August 23 Veterans Portrait Project: Coming to Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum – October 23rd & 24th
  August 16 Volunteers Needed! “Eleven” Premiere and Talk Story with the Director
  August 9 Goodbye MathAlive!
  August 2 Back To School Summer Bash
  July 26 Greeters Needed!
  July 19 Join Us to Re-live the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
  July 12 The Day We Walked on the Moon
  July 3 Wishing You a Happy Independence Day
  June 28 Volunteers Needed!
  June 21 New Track it Forward Update
  June 14 MaxFlight Simulators Land at the Museum
  June 7 Volunteers Needed
  May 31 Sunken Roads: Three Generations after D-Day
  May 24 Flight Adventures – June 1, 2019
  May 17 See You Tomorrow at the Volunteer Meeting
  May 10 Flight Adventures is Back!
  May 3 Presentation and Book Signing
  Apr 26 Flight Adventures: May 31st, 2019 & June 1st, 2019
  Apr 19 Volunteer Appreciation Month
  Apr 12 Parting Words
  Apr 5 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  Mar 29 Mahalo Nui Loa
  Mar 22 Track it Forward
  Mar 15 Sad News
  Mar 8 Volunteer Appreciation Month
  Mar 1 TimeTrex: Tracking Hours During the Down Time
  Feb 22 Open Cockpit Day
  Feb 15 TimeTrex Temporarily Down
  Feb 8 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  Feb 1 Fire Watch Volunteers Needed!
  Jan 25 Open Cockpit Day – Volunteers Needed!
  Jan 18 Simulator Operators Needed!
  Jan 11 New Volunteer Opportunities


Katie Moriarty
Manager of Public Programs and Volunteers
(808) 379-3818