Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Summer Volunteer Opportunities


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4203 Anderson AveSan Diego, CA 92145

All ages enjoy seeing Marine aviation from a pilot's perspective during the Museum's Open Cockpit Days. Cockpits of some of the vintage aircraft are open to the public between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on select weekends during the summer.


Learn new skills and have a fulfilling summer while working on a team with living legends from World War II to present day. Share the history of Marine aviation and its aircraft with thousands of visitors from the local, national and international communities.

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum has the largest collection of aircraft flown by Marine Corps aviators in the world as well as thousands of artifacts from World War I to present day. Currently there are 27 aircraft on display.

Opportunities are available as:

  • Docent (tour guide)
  • Retail sales
  • PR/Marketing support
  • Special projects

Volunteers are especially needed during our summer Open Cockpit Days. Volunteers staff the gift shop as well as give tours to visitors and help them enter and exit cockpits of the vintage aircraft. This year the Open Cockpit Days are:

  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10 and 23-24
  • August 6-7 and 20-21
  • September 3-4

All training is provided. Our volunteer roster includes people from 16 to 95 years of age, many of whom are veterans who served as military pilots and air crew. All who enjoy learning and sharing U.S. and aviation history are most welcome.


  • History
  • People Skills
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • General Education
  • STEM

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Times are flexible.
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