Some have mentioned wanting to commit time to charity service in the ETN dreams thread. Here’s one of many examples where you can combine a passion for aviation with humanitarian service.
A traveling eye hospital to the developing nations of the world. Good video.
There are opportunites before mooning of course, and you never know what doors the current experience may open up in the future. I’ve mentioned before, but the majority of my flight time the past few years is with a charity in Western Alaska. Serving Native Alaskan youth for multiple summers before applying to that one made me stick out from other applicants. I wasn’t just another pilot, I had proven that I actually knew and cared for the people in the region. Yes, it is a sacrifice using all of your yearly vacation time while your still “working for the man” for it, but to me it’s certainly worth it.