Airport Coordinators (ACs) are there to welcome children from our host countries when they arrive in the United States, connect the children with their families, and ensure kiddos and families get started off on the right foot. ACs also assist when the kids depart by confirming children and chaperones have their boarding passes, know where to go, and have everything they need for a safe flight.
Airport Coordinators have a shorter, but no less important, time commitment than Program Coordinators to our Orphan Hosting Program. On the day of children’s arrival and departure from our program, we need you there at least two hours ahead of time. You’ll be gathering the families, corralling the kiddos, checking all IDs to make sure families and kids are matched correctly, and most importantly, snapping a family photo as each family heads off to enjoy their five weeks together.
On departure, you can expect to make sure that all chaperones and children have their boarding passes and that families wait until their children have safely departed on their flight so that no one gets stuck in an airport alone.
You’ll be provided with training, checklists, and phone support throughout arrival and departure days. If this sounds like the volunteer opportunity for you, please contact Katie at Katie@orphanhosting.com or (512)323-9595 ext. 3061 for more information.