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2017 Summer Airport Day 2 - Donner Pass, Glacier & Yosemite


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Jul 8, 2017
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Jul 8, 2017
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We need your help! Join The Woods Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as we send off our 175 students and 55 volunteers for their life-changing 2 weeks in the woods. We have 6 flights departing June 13 through July 15th. For many of our students, this will be their first time on a plane - an exciting and nervous time! We need volunteers on the ground to help our student groups maneuver through the check-in process.

This is a great way to connect with our students and encourage them as they embark on their journey. We would like to have 8-10 volunteers to help with each flight time. If you are volunteering for flights departing to the Apostle Islands, Yosemite or Glacier flights, you will be in Terminal A. If you are volunteering for flights departing to Donner Pass, you will be in Terminal C.

Parking: Volunteers can park close to the Terminals or choose satellite parking. Please allow adequate time to get to the terminals, if you decide on satellite parking.

Volunteer duties will include:

1. Greeter/Organizer at the Entrance (Parent Communication)

We would like at least one Spanish speaker at the entrance. This will be a 2-3 person job directing people to their different locations to pick-up tickets and sign in. These people can also answer last minute questions. This job is also to keep parents moving and answer any questions. Parents need to give their student a hug and kiss and then head back out the door. We want parents moving out as quickly as possible since we will have lots of people in a small space.

2. Table Check-In

This will be a 2-4 person job. Upon arriving at the airport the greeter will send the students to a table for their check-in. The people working the check-in will have a list of all students and their plane tickets. They will mark the student off the list and then someone stationed with them will hand the student a plane ticket and a t-shirt. They will then direct the students in the direction of the Leader/Student Groupers.

3. Leader/Student Grouper

We will need approximately 2-3 people working on moving the students once they have checked in and received their plane tickets. We are looking to group approximately 10 students with 1-2 leaders to then head to baggage claim and then to the security line. The Grouper will be in charge of making sure the students and leaders are moving once they have been put into a group.

4. Baggage Check

This will be a 1-2 person job. United Airlines only accepts credit card so someone will be in charge of collecting cash from the students and then swiping their credit card for a group of students’ bags. For question, please contact Ryan Dubose at THANK YOU!!


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