Angel Flight West Volunteer Application

Each day, volunteer pilots use their passion for flying to help people in need access non-emergency, far-off medical care. Through an easy online dashboard, volunteers choose which missions they fly and how often they fly. By joining Angel Flight West, you'll help people battling life-threatening illnesses overcome transportation barriers to reach life-saving care. Angel Flight West serves the Western states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  

5 Things to Know:

  • After filling out this application, you'll receive information about beginning orientation and needed documents.
  • Volunteers often enjoy discounts and waived fees while flying Angel Flight West missions. Each volunteer receives a year-end report documenting expenses to share with your tax professional. 
  • Angel Flight West is a volunteer-started and volunteer-driven organization. Because of the generosity of volunteer pilots, more than 96,000 angel flights have helped people access care since 1983. 
  • When you're ready to fly your first mission, our team of Mission Operations Coordinators will be here to help. Our team coordinates flights between pilots and passengers and is on standby to help you navigate the process. 
  • As our volunteer and wing leader Rob B., says, "With every angel flight, we get more than we give." Thank you for taking this first step in joining Angel Flight West's network of volunteers.


1. Do you live or fly in the 13 western states?*

Angel Flight West serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. If you live or fly in these areas, we encourage you to join. For opportunities in other areas visit Air Care Alliance

2. Are you a pilot?*

We require a minimum of 250 hours as PIC or a commercial license in order to become a Command Pilot. However, we encourage you to join since there are many volunteer opportunites for you while you build your hours.
We encourage you to join even as a student pilot since there are many volunteer opportunites for you while you build your hours.
One of the best ways to help us is to join Angel Flight West as a non-pilot volunteer. There are a number of ways you can contribute other than flying. We encourage non-pilots to join.

3. Do you own, rent or otherwise have access to an airplane?*

Many of our Command Pilots rent aircraft, or have access to an aircraft through a friend.