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
  Jul 6 Anne Murata Retires from Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
  Jun 29 Greeters Needed!
  Jun 22 Mark Your Calendars!
  Jun 15 A Note from our Executive Director
  Jun 8 Great Success at Flight Adventures
  Jun 1 Volunteers Needed for Fire Watch and Chaperones for Summer Programs
  May 25 Preparations for Flight Adventures are Underway!
  May 18 All-Hands Meeting Updates
  May 4 Flight Adventures: June 2nd, 2018
  Apr 27 Volunteers Needed!
  Apr 20 Volunteer Appreciation Month


Alex Skees
Manager of Public Programs and Volunteers
(808) 792-5172