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Volunteers on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus are offered a year-round calendar of events and opportunities. The diversity found in the SUN ‘n FUN volunteer skills, expertise, talent, knowledge, and resources is unparalleled.
SUN ‘n FUN volunteers assure the safety of all guests on the complex, offer professionalism in the delivery of all events, and guarantee that each guest leaves with a sense that the SUN ‘n FUN customer service truly represents Southern Hospitality.

Throughout the year, many volunteers interact with students on the complex who are striving to achieve new career goals.
The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is the home of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), a Polk County Workforce Academy with a 100% graduation rate. The volunteers mentor and motivate eager young adults at the end of each school day and spend their afternoons restoring aircraft in the Buehler Aerospace Skills Center or building exhibits and hosting guests at Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum.
Volunteers are a critical component of the workforce at SUN ‘n FUN. They become part of a family that shares a common “can do” spirit and sense of camaraderie.

Proceeds from all events are returned to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, activities and facilities on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus. The major fund raising event is the Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo held in the Spring of each year. SUN ‘n FUN contributes more than $430,000 annually to scholarships for flight lessons and/or college tuition. More than 150,000 guests from 80 countries are hosted by volunteers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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EarlyBirds volunteers are invited to the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus and become a temporary resident. In exchange for a minimum of four (4) six-hour days by every able-bodied individual in the household, they are offered full hook-ups, all utilities, Wi-FI and camaraderie. Many arrive from September on but they must be in the campground no later than ninety (90) days prior to the Fly-In event and work through one week after the Fly-In. An EarlyBird may also choose to live off site and participate in the program after participating at least one year as a resident on the grounds.

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A YearlyBird is a year-round volunteer who puts in several hours per month, averaging ten months out of each year. (October 1 through September 30). Incentives such as an annual awards banquet, gifts and gas cards, and Florida Attractions admissions are available based on the hours logged in each work area.

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Fly-In volunteers work in all areas of the Fly-In. They receive a patch for a minimum of eight hours of volunteer time, documented by the completion and submission of a volunteer card. Fly-In volunteers are awarded “Years of Service” pins for each 5 years logged. Lunches are provided daily and a festive “Taildragger” Party is held on the last day of the event for all volunteers.

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Event volunteers assist SUN ‘n FUN staff in implementing one or more of the expanding year-round calendar of events on our campus. Flip pancakes at a Saturday morning Fly-In; decorate WWII Canteen style for the mid-year Hangar Door Canteen fundraiser; collect tickets, transport guests or park airplanes for “When Pigs Fly South”, (the world’s largest Fly-In BBQ Challenge!) and work as facilities are rented for car shows, glowruns, dog shows and more.

The volunteer opportunities are endless as part of SUN ‘n FUN’s Event Volunteer Staff!

For more information on any of these programs, please contact Robin McFarland, Director of Volunteers for SUN ‘n FUN – 863-904-4044.

And don’t forget to fill out our volunteer application!

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SUN ‘n FUN
Local Ambassador Program

We would like to build a team of local volunteers who can assist us with promoting “All Things SUN ‘n FUN” in the Central Florida area.

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Fly-In Ambassador Program

We are offering everyone with a passion for aviation a chance to join us (with bragging rights) on a mission to tell the world about our annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.

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