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Rev up your summer—volunteer as an Aviation Ambassador   


Summer is a busy and exciting time at the Royal Aviation Museum and we rely on our volunteers more than ever. We welcome visitors from all over the world who come to Winnipeg to experience our vibrant cultural scene.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to add new exhibits to our Science of Flight zone, making it even more engaging.

Thanks to Derek Wrigley of Kleefeld, Manitoba, we now have a miniature helicopter on display next to our Beechcraft Musketeer trainer. Climbing inside the Musketeer is always a highlight for visitors, and soon, they will also be able to get inside the helicopter’s cockpit.

We also have a brand-new wind tunnel in this zone, designed and constructed by students at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT).

For visitors to get the most out of these exhibits, we rely on our team of knowledgeable volunteers to provide interpretation and guidance. This is where our Aviation Ambassadors come in!

WHAT IS AN AVIATION AMBASSADOR?


The Science of Flight zone is integral to our mission of educating and inspiring future aviators and aviation professionals. Our educators use its exhibits to teach students about the basic principles of flight and give them their first taste of piloting an aircraft.

As an Aviation Ambassador, you will interact with visitors, answer questions about the displays in our Science of Flight zone, and assist them with getting in and out of our Musketeer trainer and helicopter.

We also need Aviation Ambassadors to run our pedal plane program. Two of our RAMWC volunteers built these ride-on toys and they were hugely popular last summer.

This role would involve setting up pedal planes outdoors in our Aviation Plaza, managing their use, and storing them at the end of the day.

Our Aviation Ambassador role is ideally suited to students aged 16 or older interested in aviation, aerospace, or engineering. Volunteers must have good communication skills, be able to work with minimal supervision and be interested in developing leadership skills.


WHY VOLUNTEER AT THE RAMWC?

Many of our volunteers were, or are currently, employed in the aviation and aerospace sectors. If you’re interested in a career in this space, you can gain invaluable insights from them.

We also have volunteers from non-aviation industries. What connects them all is a passion for exploring, preserving, sharing aviation history, and a desire to enrich the lives of others.

Our volunteer teams work seamlessly with museum staff and have contributed to all areas of operations within the museum. Volunteers are critical to the museum’s mission to preserve and promote aviation stories in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining, and inspiring.

Prior to your first volunteer shift, you’ll receive an orientation and training. During your time with us, our Volunteer Manager and Visitor Experience team will always be available to coach, assist, and encourage you.


GET INVOLVED
Smiling volunteers stand surrounded by aircraft in an aviation museum


To learn more about becoming an Aviation Ambassador, join our upcoming information session on June 15 from 10 am to 12 pm at the museum.

You can also check out this posting and other volunteer opportunities on our website.

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