National Volunteer Week
NATCA members volunteer many hours of their time contributing to their communities and supporting NATCA brothers and sisters in need, improving our Union, advancing our locals, contributing to collaborative technical projects & investigatory efforts, and working aviation events like Oshkosh, Sun n Fun & more. It is because of the efforts of thousands of NATCA member volunteers that NATCA achieves great success.
The NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) is proud to support the local communities of NATCA members. NCF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a mission to assist charitable, educational, scientific, and other activities that benefit the common good. NCF is a 100 percent volunteer organization, and the official charity of NATCA. It’s philanthropic efforts and programs stretch across the country with a volunteer network dedicated to making a difference in as many lives as possible. NCF seeks to assist areas of need that go unfunded or may be missed through typical donor drives and has an extremely its low operating expense largely due to its reliance on tireless volunteers of all ages and professions who give their all every day.
NCF seeks to assist areas of need that go unfunded or may be missed through typical donor drives and has an extremely its low operating expense largely due to its reliance on tireless volunteers of all ages and professions who give their all every day.
This past year, when natural disasters affected thousands of our members, was filled with examples of NATCA members stepping up to serve not only their own families and Union brothers and sisters, but others in their own communities and nationwide.
Every year NATCA members volunteer for a number of aviation community outreach events, with the purpose of connecting aviation safety professionals with industry members, pilots, and potential future aviation professionals. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh is just three months away. NATCA members lead briefings, workshops, and explain to visitors their aviation safety careers at this annual event.
In addition to outreach, charity, and activism, NATCA members also lend their time and expertise as observers, subject matter experts, trainers, consultants, and advisers in technical projects around the globe to advance aviation safety and build collaborative relationships.
Retired members stay active in the Union through our Retired NATCA Active Volunteers (RNAV) program. As part of RNAV, members participate in labor-to-labor outreach and education program Boots on the Ground. Volunteers for “Boots” reach out to both active and retired members to educate them on candidates in upcoming elections. Click here for membership information.
This week, NATCA delegates, who are also volunteers, represent their facilities and local membership as they gather in Philadelphia to discuss our Union’s constitution. They will look toward the future of our profession and the National Airspace System. NATCA thanks each and every one of our members who give of themselves to make a difference in the world at every level.