MISSION: Through the joy of flight we build confidence in kids affected by health challenges.
WHO WE ARE:
Flight1 is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization and 501(c)(3) public charity created in 2011. We work to build confidence in children ages 5 to 18 who face medical challenges or have lost a family member to illness. Our "Courageous Fliers" build their confidence by flying an airplane under the guidance of a Certified Flight Instructor, being recognized as members of the aviation community, and participate in ongoing flight-related activities.
I enjoy the event Flight1 created. It had a great causes building confidence in children, great people, and all around positive environment. I also met someone who has been a huge inspiration for me. Thanks again to flight1.
Several months ago I discovered Flight1 and volunteered for a writing position. Aviation has been a remarkable part of my own life, so the organization's mission - using aviation to bring joy and confidence to children afflicted with, or affected by, serious illness - made perfect sense to me. There was, however, a major challenge: Flight1 is in Indianapolis and I'm in Metro Atlanta.
I contacted the founder, Marcus, and found he was open to trying a "virtual volunteer" approach. I've been creating online content for Flight1 since then.
Aside from their mission and its obvious success - just check the "Flight Log" section of www.flight1.org - what sets Flight1 apart in my view is how seamless the distance volunteer experience has been. Marcus provides all the info I need to do my part, includes me in the charity's affairs as if I was in Indy, and is appreciative of my contributions. I really couldn't ask much more of a volunteer opportunity. I highly recommend Flight1.