Above the Clouds is thrilled to welcome volunteers to help accomplish our mission of bringing joy and hope to seriously ill and underprivileged children. Volunteer opportunities are listed below. Please e-mail us for more information.

Become a Dream Flyer Pilot

Volunteer your piloting skills to bring joy and hope to a Dream Flyer and his/her family. After a pre-flight briefing with the Dream Flyer and his/her family and friends, you will take the Dream Flyer on an approximately 30-45 minute flight. Afterwards you are welcome to join us for a post-flight celebration in the Pilot/Family Lounge. All operating expenses are eligible for a charitable deduction to the fullest extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Code. Please see your tax advisor for additional information.

Become a Discovery Flyer Pilot

Volunteer your piloting skills to bring joy and hope to a Discovery Flyer. Discovery Flyers are teens who have experienced adversity and are given the special opportunity to learn about flying from the co-pilot seat. Discovery Pilots fly with their young charges once or twice a month for a minimum of 5 sessions. All operating expenses are eligible for a charitable deduction to the fullest extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Code. Please see your tax advisor for additional information.

Learn more about Dream Pilot and Discovery Pilot Requirements

Become a Cadet Flyer Pilot

Eligible Certified Flight Instructors are encouraged to change the life of a teenager by teaching him/her how to fly. New Cadet Flyers begin the program in April and take lessons through solo flight. In the summer, Cadet Flyers take lessons twice a week and go on aviation field trips once a week. During the school year, Cadet Flyers continue to fly once a week weather permitting. All operating expenses are eligible for a charitable deduction to the fullest extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Code. Please see your tax advisor for additional information.

Join the Ground Crew on Dream Flight Days

  • Make signs to welcome families to the airport
  • Greet families with signs and balloons upon their arrival
  • Decorate Pilot/Family Lounge
  • Socialize with family on the ground while the flight is taking place
  • Distribute refreshments at post-flight celebration
  • Take pictures/videography of Flight Day

Become a Flight Coordinator

  • Reach out to family participants to create anticipation of Flight Day
  • Provide the Dream Flyer and his/her family with information about the Dream Pilot and airplane
  • Gather information about any special accommodations required by the Dream Flyer on Flight Day