Warbirds Over Wanaka Needs Your Help!

Mo with hurricane smaller EDITWARBIRD RADIO -The world famous Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is looking for volunteers.  According to Event Manager, Mandy Deans the volunteers have a wide range of experience and backgrounds.  Working at London’s Gatwick Airport, living in Africa for twenty years and having a love of Spitfire aircraft made Wanaka woman Mo Schofield the perfect candidate for a new position at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.  Volunteers are now being called for to assist with the running of the event next Easter and Mo will be at the helm, managing the three to four hundred helpers.

The volunteer’s manager position had been created, she said, as the international airshow had grown and developed into a large event and responsibilities had to be spread among more people.  While her overseas experiences meant she would be well prepared for any situation, Mo also has a professional background in event management in New Zealand.  Since her and her husband Dennis moved to Wanaka seven years ago she has volunteered for many local organizations and first became involved with Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) in 2008.

“I keep returning to WOW because it is a super environment to work in. The other volunteers share the same enthusiasm so we all enjoy working together.”  While the airshow was still 10 months away volunteers were being asked to come forward now to enable the many roles they play, to be organised well in advance.  “There are as many as forty different areas such as media, merchandising, ticketing, program sales, looking after VIP zones and others.”  Mo, whose son, Mark, is a commercial pilot, said many retired people enjoyed being involved as well as students and groups like Air Cadets and St John.

Warbirds Over Wanaka Event Manager, Mandy Deans, said people could register their interest for volunteering through the airshow office at Wanaka airport or online at the events website (SEE QUICK LINK BELOW).  The event is scheduled for April 18, 19 and 20th at Wanaka Airport and ticket sales were going well, Ms. Deans said.

QUICK LINK:  Warbirds Over Wanaka

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