Sky Ball Committees
 
Below are a list of committees that are necessary to make Sky Ball a success.  Click on the leads name to read the Why! for each person connected to Sky Ball!  You will also find information on what the committee's primary tasks are during Sky Ball, any age limits to volunteering, the name of your committee lead, what time volunteers are needed, and the dress requirements for each committee.  If you have any questions regarding the information below, please contact us at skyballvolunteer@yahoo.com.
When can you volunteer???  Click below to see what teams are available on specific days....
I can volunteer anytime between Thursday and Sunday (4 teams)
I can volunteer on Thursday (1 team)
I can volunteer on Friday (6 teams)
I can volunteer on Saturday (7 teams)
I can volunteer on Sunday (1 team)
*Airport Meet & Greet
Committee Leads: Sally Olinger
Volunteer Time: Various times Thursday- Saturday (4 /6/8 hour shifts available from early morning to late evening, depending on the arrival times of our guests)
Location: DFW Airport
Age: 16 and over (prefer young adults are accompanied by a chaperone)
Dress: AA uniform for Flight Attendants, Pilots, Gate Agents and Ground Personnel. Business casual for all others. Collared shirts, dress pants, skirts, dresses, or  blouses are the expectation.  Due to the high status of the honored guests being met and the high visibility of our group, all volunteers need to be professional in their attire.
 
Task: The Airport Meet & Greet Volunteers will be the first impression our Sky Ball guests receive upon arrival.  It will be imperative that the group be present at the gate 10 minutes prior to arrival of the aircraft to assist with any organization, presentation and requested assistance. Those volunteers meeting a Medal of Honor guest will be asked to read his official citation prior to arrival and invite all present to join in honoring the recipient. Volunteers will escort all guests to baggage claim and deliver to the waiting transportation team members. 
*Hotel Team
Committee Lead: Christi Simms and Stephanie Williams
Volunteer Time: Various times Wednesday - Sunday
Location: Westin DFW Hotel
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Black pants or skirt and red button down, blouse or polo shirt
 
Task:  Staff station in hotel lobby to extend a warm Sky Ball welcome as VIP guests arrive, act as VIP Concierge, coordinate with Support Operations command center, coordinate distribution of keepsake gifts for VIP's in hotel rooms, assist with on-line flight check-in and print boarding pass as requested, staff and monitor admittance to hotel's private VIP hospitality suite, and monitor admittance to "invitation only" wrap party at hotel.
*Transportation
**There will be a mandatory driver certification meeting that ALL committee members will be required to attend in order to remain on this committee.
Committee Lead: Paul Bannerman
Volunteer Time: Various times Wednesday - Sunday
Location: Based at the Westin DFW Hotel
Age: 18 and over (drivers must be at least 25 years old and have a valid driver's license)
Dress: AA uniform for pilots and flight attendants; all others business casual
 
This committee includes multiple positions that volunteers may be assigned.  Below is an overview of possible positions:
 
Task of Driver/Escort: Provide transport for Medal of Honor Recipients, Actors/Actresses, Singers, Musicians and other important VIP’s from the time they arrive at DFW until they depart.  The honor and privilege of these important VIPs be driven cannot be overstated. Your duties will include: Transporting them to and from the airport, to and from the hangar for events and for any other events that arise for Skyball.  Your hours may vary and you will work out of the Command Center at the DFW Westin.  The Command Center is the hub of Skyball activities and most everything runs through it.  There is no job more important than getting the Medal of Honor Recipients and VIPs to where they need to go and there is no better satisfaction than knowing you were a part of getting them there on time.  There is the added bonus of getting to meet and talk to the Medal of Honor Recipients and listening to them tell their stories. It is important to remember that the time and efforts of the MOH Recipients and VIPs are being donated to the overall cause of Skyball and raising money for all the charities that Skyball supports.
 
Task of Administrative Assistant: Assist with scheduling drivers and manning the operations line.  Sabre knowledge is recommended, but not required.
*Security
Committee Lead: Carl Glusick and Larry Pinkos
Volunteer Time: Thursday - Sunday (This will be a 24 hour team; shifts to be announced)
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Jeans, polo, tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toe shoes; Friday is business casual; Saturday is professional dress
 
Task: This committee will ensure the safety and welfare of our Guests, VIPs and Volunteers. You should be able to physically stand for long periods of time and be able to work in extreme environmental conditions (heat, noise, rain, cold etc.). Members of the Security Team must be able to maintain situational awareness at all times and be able think critically in the event of an emergency. You should be self-motivated and willing to work individually and/or as part of a team.  You may be asked to work overnight (graveyard shifts).  Security Team Volunteers may be subject to a background check.
 
Task of Emergency Operations Center Volunteer: Assist at the DFW Emergency Operations Center. Serve as main point of contact between the Emergency Operations Center and the Sky Ball Leads during all events. Assist in the coordination of problem solving and emergency responses.
 
*Thursday Night Set-up
Committee Lead: Eric Rose
Volunteer Time: Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 16 and over
Dress: Jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toe shoes
 
Task: Help set up chairs and tables for the festivities at the hangar Friday.  Also, help with set up of the VIP Experience.
 
Friday Night Concert
Committee Lead: Katey Olcsvary
Volunteer Time: Friday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm and 7:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 16 and over
Dress: Jeans or khakis, blue or black collared shirt (please use the AA logo blue as a reference), comfortable closed toe shoes
 
Task: Help with set up of the hangar for the event, security, check in of guests, event staffing and answering questions for attendees.
Friday Set-up
Committee Lead: Keri Ward
Volunteer Time: Friday  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 16 and over
Dress: Jeans, t-shirt, comfortable closed toe shoes or tennis shoes
 
Task: Help with set up of the hangar for the Friday night concert, stuffing programs, folding napkins, pre-set up of items for Saturday table settings and other necessary tasks
 
Friday Parking
Committee Lead: Doug Dixon
Volunteer Time: Friday - multiple shifts from approximately 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5, DFW Administration Building, DPS Station 1 parking lots
Age: 14 and over
Dress: Jeans and polo with tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toe shoes
 
Task: Set up volunteer parking lots, place signage, direct incoming vehicles to designated parking areas and coordinate with other teams on parking related activities.
*Friday Auctioneers
Committee Lead: Susan Allen
Volunteer Time: Friday 5:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Khakis or dark colored slacks, white collared shirt/blouse, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers with the ability to mingle and guide guests through the silent auction process. You will be responsible for approaching tables and individuals to ensure they are informed about the items available and how they can register online, using their phones, or with the tablets provided to you.  We are really excited about this additional element to the Sky Ball as it is another opportunity to support our servicemen and their families.
Friday Hangar Turnover
Committee Lead: David Barba and Eric Rose
Volunteer Time: Friday 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 14 and over
Dress: Jean, t-shirt or polo and comfortable shoes
 
Task: Tear down of tables and chairs from Friday night concert and VIP reception and setting up of tables and chairs for Saturday dinner.
*Friday Beverage Set-up Team
Committee Lead: Kathy Offenhauser, Keith Hines and Mike Offenhauser
Volunteer Time: Friday shift time to be determined by your lead
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Khakis or jeans, polo shirt, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Set up, stock and prepare all areas of the cold and hot beverage stations for servers to use during the event.
*Friday Beverage Team
Committee Lead: kathy Offenhauser, Keith Hines and Mike Offenhauser
Volunteer Time: Friday 3:00 pm - midnight (2 shifts)
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over (must be 21+ and TABC certified to serve alcohol at event)
Dress: Khakis or dark colored slacks, white collared shirt/blouse, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Serve cold refreshments (beer, soda, and water) to Sky Ball guests. Assist with setting up, staffing, restocking, and maintaining the beverage stations. Help with clean up and tear down of all stations at the end of the event.
*Friday Swag Table Team
Committee Lead: Sarah Daniel
Volunteer Time: Friday 4:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Casual - Jeans and a nice top, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers with the ability to upsell and chat with guests to encourage them to buy Sky Ball swag, including t-shirts, bags, etc. 
Saturday Decorations
Committee Lead: Keri Ward
Volunteer Time: Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 14 and over
Dress: Casual attire including jeans, shorts, t-shirts and comfortable shoes.  No flip flops.
 
Task: The decorations committee is responsible for preparing the event area for Sky Ball.  Tasks include dressing the tables with flowers, programs, and other decorations, setting the tables for dinner service and ensuring that all final touches are completed.
Saturday Parking
Committee Lead: Doug Dixon
Volunteer Time: Saturday - multiple shifts from approximately 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5, DFW Administration Building, DPS Station 1 parking lots
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Jeans and polo with tennis shoes or other comfortable shoes
 
Task: Set up volunteer parking lots, place signage, direct incoming vehicles to designated parking areas and coordinate with other teams on parking related activities.
 
*Saturday Beverage Set-up Team
Committee Lead: Kathy Offenhauser, Keith Hines and Mike Offenhauser
Volunteer Time: Saturday shift time to be determined by your lead
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Khakis or jeans, polo shirt, comfortable closed toe shoes only
 
Task: Set up, stock and prepare all areas of the cold and hot beverage stations for servers to use during the event.
Saturday Table Service
Committee Lead: Jacky Johnson
Volunteer Time: Saturday 3:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 16 and over (must be 21+ and TABC certified to serve alcohol)
Dress: AA uniform for pilots and flight attendants; all others black dress top with black dress pants; comfortable black shoes
 
Task: Welcome guests as they arrive at their assigned table, provide beverages/refills and assist with dinner service, clean service items from tables, offer and hand deliver coffee and dessert upon request.  A review session with your Table Captain for service instructions and procedures will be conducted prior to the event.
*Saturday Guest Services
Committee Lead: Donna Howell
Volunteer Time: Saturday 3:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Black pants and white collared shirt or white blouse; comfortable dress shoes
 
Task: Assist arriving guests as they exit buses, greet and direct (escort when necessary) to Will Call and/or their assigned tables, assist with wounded warriors and wheelchair guests as needed, monitor boundaries inside hangar and on tarmac around static display to prevent guests from crossing into prohibited spaces, staff the coat check area, direct guests to medical team, restrooms and designated smoking areas as required, and at end of event, assist guests with boarding the buses as needed. 
Saturday Night Tear Down
Committee Lead: Chris Tesiny
Volunteer Time: Saturday 8:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 14 and over
Dress: Jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toe shoes
 
Task: Tear down of tables and chairs from Saturday night gala and VIP reception.  Transport of excess supplies and items from the VIP area to the hotel.  Tracking of all items in the VIP area. 
*Saturday Beverage Team
Committee Lead: Kathy Offenhauser, Keith Hines and Mike Offenhauser
Volunteer Time: Saturday 3:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over (must be 21+ and TABC certified to serve alcohol at event)
Dress: Khakis or dark colored slacks, white collared shirt/blouse, comfortable closed toe shoes only
 
Task: Serve cold refreshments (beer, soda, and water) to Sky Ball guests. Assist with setting up, manning, restocking, and maintaining the beverage stations. Help with clean up and tear down of all stations at the end of the event.
*Saturday Auctioneers
Committee Lead: Susan Allen
Volunteer Time: Saturday 5:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Black dress or black pants and top, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers with the ability to mingle and guide guests through the silent auction process. You will be responsible for approaching tables and individuals to ensure they are informed about the items available and how they can register online, using their phones, or with the tablets provided to you.  We are really excited about this additional element to the Sky Ball as it is another opportunity to support our servicemen and their families.
*Saturday Swag Table Team
Committee Lead: Sarah Daniel
Volunteer Time: Saturday 4:00 pm - midnight
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Black slacks, black collared shirt/blouse, comfortable closed toe shoes required
 
Task: Looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers with the ability to upsell and chat with guests to encourage them to buy Sky Ball swag, including t-shirts, bags, etc. 
Sunday Breakdown
Committee Lead: Eric Rose
Volunteer Time: Sunday 9:00 am - noon
Location: DFW Hangar 5
Age: 18 and over
Dress: Jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toe shoes
 
Task: Break down all remaining tables, chairs and event materials