Volunteer opportunities

Find a public benefit flying group near you!

The Air Care Alliance provides the only site which lists all known volunteer pilot organizations flying for the public benefit.

For interested volunteers and supporters: if you are a pilot or other person wanting to volunteer for a group, do contact all groups in the listings that you find interesting and which operate in your area.

Note that in general the groups do not employ pilots. The pilots are volunteers, and usually provide their planes and operating costs to the groups as acts of charity.

A few groups have special exemptions from the FAA permitting them to reimburse some pilots for fuel costs, or to fly planes owned by the organization. The exemptions usually specify a number of extra requirements of the pilots and the groups, such as training, minimum flight experience, detailed recordkeeping, and such. You can visit a group's website or make inquiry to see if any reimbursements are provided. Note: this is rare.

Please study the listings carefully and you will find organizations specializing in patient and medical transport and also non-patient transport missions such as search and rescue, emergency preparedness, animal transport, international work, environmental flying, etc. Contact groups whose members work to fill your community's needs.

You can use our automated referral system under the Request a Flight button to find a group serving your area, or

View our entire Directory of Groups

AND: when contacting groups please do tell each of them that the Air Care Alliance sent you!

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering for and supporting the wonderful work of these amazing organizations and their volunteers!