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User currently offlineWiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

For homework, I have to do community service (Volunteering in other words). I was wondering if airports have anything where you can volunteer to help them out. Like maybe setting up the cones when the planes arrive or making sure the planes are a safe distance apart at the gate. Or maybe even load baggage. Is this possible? I have to do three hours of it. And I am 14 years old so would they still let me help out?

Thanks for any info you guys can provide me with.

-WiL SW737

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User currently offlineAA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

You have a good idea but the airlines wont even let anyone do that. You have to be 18 and graduated to work for an airline in the U.S., anyway due to insurance reasons. You probably wont even be able to get near the aircraft. The only thing they may let you do is scrub out the toilets or sweep the floors throughout the airport. Im not trying to make this sound bad but they are very strict on this. When I went to start for American I turned in an application when I was still in High School and they couldnt even interview me untill after graduation. As soon as I graduated they sent me off to medical like 3 days after my graduation date.
Sorry about the bad news. You may want to come up with something else.

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Another idea would be at major conventions like the Sun-n-Fun Fly in, in Lakeland,FL they appreciate lots of volunteers to help with organizing and things of that nature.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

The only thing I can think of would be Travellers Aid, if the airport you are near is big enough, they will have a Travellers Aid desk which answers general questions and makes pages through the terminal(s). That way, you would need to get a security pass to go on the ramp for 3 hrs.

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

You probably have a much better chance doing this at a smaller airport/FBO type facility. I'd be suprised if a pilot's shop couldn't find something related to airplanes for you to do.

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