Got time?  Drone Interest?  

STEM passion?  Expertise?  

Community service hours to fill? 

Get involved!!!

  • Previous experience in drones not necessary!
  • We have fun sharing and have a really great group of generous people around us!
  • Age 12+ welcomed!  We encourage peer-to-peer learning!
  • Please realize that due to public health restrictions, our volunteer opportunities have been severely limited and will take some time to ramp up to pre-COVID numbers.

Get started with us!

  • Visit us at one of our events to see how you can help or email us your interest!
  • If you are looking to stay current with the technology and/or want to connect with others the local drone community, our events are the places to be!
  •  We are the go-to information hub for drone-focused STEM!  Join in & see where it takes you!

CNY Drones Volunteer Guidelines


  • Our volunteers often become go-to mentors & help us provide key programs that introduce drones to the community!
  • We allow new volunteers to shadow, learn & share their appreciation for drones at their own pace
  • We never send out a new mentor without being recommended by our committee & without prior experience with our events!
  • We choose mentors based on their expertise & commitment to our mission
  • New mentors quickly learn how much we support each other & work as a team
  • Mentors can be adults or students — both are invaluable to our organization!
  • We harness enthusiasm for great peer-to-peer interaction
  • We are members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • AND – we welcome ideas to improve!

Planning Committee Membership

  • We periodically invite volunteers to join our Planning Committee when we see interest & the right fit
  • Our committee members are the most dedicated people in our organization
  • Planning Committee members are the advocates & diehard enthusiasts who keep us motivated!
  • We often reach out to area tech companies & subject matter experts for advice