Adler Planetarium: 8th Annual Operation Airlift: Volunteer Application
Applications are now open for adult volunteers. This year’s Operation Airlift will be held at The Rauner Family YMCA located at 2700 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608., Saturday, December 7th, 2019, at 9:30a – 4:00p.
What is Operation Airlift?
Operation Airlift is an engineering design competition that encourages enthusiasm in our city’s youth about STEM learning, multidisciplinary collaboration, and discovery. Chicagoland schools and youth-serving organizations are invited to bringing a team or teams to participate in this dynamic competition by designing and building the best possible remote-controlled airship.
We’re calling on adult volunteers to help make this event a success! Sign up to join us during this event to support and celebrate young designers as they build a payload to guide and control our high-altitude weather balloon!
We’re looking for volunteers for a variety of roles, which include but are not limited to:
• Youth Team Mentors
• Event Set-Up | Break down
• Lunch Service
• Event Day Registration
• Tech Support
• Competition Judge
• And More!
To apply you must:
• Enjoy working in collaboration with young people ages 11-18.
• Submit completed background check form by end of day November 5, 2019.
• Be available to attend a mandatory orientation session.
Two orientation session dates are available. Please select the date that works best for your schedule. * Refreshments will be provided.
* Saturday, Nov. 9th at 2:00p- 4:30p
* Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 5:30p-8:00p.
Applications will be reviewed within 48 hours of submission.
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