Volunteer Transportation

$850.00

Come be part of the adventure by volunteering your time and talent to help restore this iconic piece of Maritime history.

FPTower Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to restore, protect and preserve Frying Pan Tower. The nonprofit organizes volunteer trips and coordinates skilled volunteers who want to take part.

FPTower Inc. provides food for meals, leisure activities at the end of the day, and sleeping accommodations at Frying Pan Tower. The nonprofit does not provide transportation or on-shore hotel costs.

Volunteers are required to cover their cost of transportation to and from the tower. Cost per person is $850 paid in advance to secure your flight. Availability is limited so all transportation must be coordinated through FPTower Inc. Weight restrictions do apply*.

Note important details in the description below.

Book your transportation now to secure your volunteer spot:

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Please note: you cannot deduct the value of your time or services to do volunteer work. However, transportation costs to do volunteer work for a registered nonprofit may be a tax deductible expense. Please check the IRS website or your tax professional to see if you qualify.

Volunteering details:

  • An FPTower crew will come out with you for safety and to guide the restoration effort.
  • Volunteers work 4 hours per day and still have plenty of downtime for recreation.
  • FAA Helicopter weight limits apply. Each passenger and their gear will be weighed prior to departure.*
  • Before your trip, we will have an introduction conference call to discuss the trip’s details.
  • All volunteers must adhere to the safety rules and sign a release waiver before departure.

Key things to remember:

  • Be honest about your skills. Welding once in high school does not make you a welder
  • Pack light, we have tools, safety glasses, gloves. Bring only a small light backpack or duffle bag
  • There is a 15lb max for backpacks and additional supplies weights will be determined at weigh-in
  • Volunteers will be charged if an additional flight is required to accommodate excessive gear