Join Our Team

Become a GSLHF Volunteer

The only way to truly understand and appreciate the richness of the Honor Flight experience is to participate in a flight.

Often it’s not the planned part of the day that yields the most dramatic memories. It’s the spontaneous standing ovation as the group walks down the airport concourse. Or maybe it’s the active duty personnel who take time to visit and salute their older counterparts. There are moments that you will simply never forget.

We need volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, from departure to arrival logistics, to administering travel details, to communicating with our veterans as the trip approaches. There are many opportunities to help.

If you’re interested in becoming part of our team, please fill out the Volunteer Application.

Become a GSLHF Guardian

Guardians play an instrumental role in the success of our Honor Flight trips. Each veteran is paired with a guardian for the day, a person who is tasked with making sure that the veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to: physically assisting the veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. Guardians must be at least 18 and no more than 64 years of age and be able to easily lift 100 pounds. Guardians are also responsible for covering the expenses for their own trip.

If you are interested in becoming a guardian for one of our Honor Flights, please fill out the Guardian Application.

Funding the Mission

A gift to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight is a wonderful way to honor those who sacrificed so much for our great nation. We are enriching veterans’ lives, but we cannot do it without your help. We welcome and appreciate your support of the mission of Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and we offer opportunities to give at any level.

Testimonials

“My heartfelt thanks to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight crew for the opportunity you gave me to visit our nations Capital and most importantly our own World War II Memorial. I certainly enjoyed the entire day which was full of pleasant surprises. It is nice to know that many people in the USA appreciate what we did 66 years ago and take the time to say ‘Thanks’.”

– John E. Critzas

Gunner, A Co. 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division

“I want to offer my most sincere thanks to all the volunteers who so freely gave their time. You provided the lucky Veterans who flew that day the most pleasurable, perfect, and memorable day we will ever experience.”

– Robert Lumley Sr.

“Last year my father had the thrill of a lifetime when Veterans from his assisted living facility went on the Honor Flight. It was one of the best days of his life and he felt truly honored.”

– Laine Boyd

Power of Attorney for Victor Norber